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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I toured Skidmore and fell in love. I am so grateful to be a part of this school and my freshman year was such an incredible experience. I love the campus and being in Saratoga, my classes were all engaging and although I didn't find myself adoring all of my professors, it is very clear at the least that they have a passion for what they teach. That being said, the few down sides to Skidmore include the long winters, the lack of variety in party scene, and the fact that at times, it might feel a little smaller than you might like.

All of that being said, I wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Skidmore is known for its somewhat alternative student body, which is often defined as artsy hipsters. While there is definitely a presence for artsy hipsters, every other type of student diversity can also be found there. I am so happy with my choice to attend Skidmore. I have made the most amazing friends and have made memories I know will last a lifetime. Skidmore has opened my eyes to so many possibilities and truly opened doors for my future.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. Students are very responsible and Saratoga is a very safe place

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Students view most athletes as gods, but don't actually attend sporting events. They are just known for popularity (parties).

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Skidmore is located on N Broadway, which if you've never been there, is full of mansions and large estates. Most of these are rentable but obviously with a high price. Most students therefore must venture further off campus to find homes which are quality but a little far from campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are many great party scenes at Skidmore. Most of the sports houses are home to wild parties...especially baseball and field hockey. If you are not an athlete, it is pretty hard to gain admittance into parties so definitely make friends with athletes!

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many options and variety! All food is great but some places are expensive. There are definitely off-campus places that accomodate students however

4 College Freshman

Administration: Many rules, will be enforced but admin. isn't looking to get you in trouble

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Great variety, very quality food, better than most other schools

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: very few scholarships. only financial aid

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are extremely spacious. Easy to manuever around. Opposite sex floors

4 College Freshman

Majors: So far, the requirements for my major have been well defined. It doesn't seem like it'll be a struggle to fit everything in

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is beautiful and open. Most of the buildings are in one general area (8 minute walk at the MOST from the dining hall to Zankel, and that's if you're walking leisurely), but it never feels cramped. The library is really nice, and pretty big. Skidmore in the fall is absolutely beautiful. Especially looking out at the trees from JoTo with the mountains off in the distance.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Skidmore is the greatest because it does not exist.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: My experience (first year under my belt) as an anthropology major has been mixed. AN102 (biological anthropology and archaeology) was great! I loved my professor, the workload was fine (being that there WAS no workload. Going to the lectures was sufficient for me, so I only opened my textbook once the whole semester), and the class was interesting. AN101, however, was a somewhat (unnecessarily) heavy workload in comparison. Most assignments were online and had weird deadlines. Also, every reading in the book had an online reading quiz. While the grade padding with homework assignments and reading quizzes is helpful for some, I'm the type of person who prefers all work besides the reading and maybe one or two assignments to be done in class.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors care more about students than any other school I've seen. They're truly passionate about what they do, and are very good at teaching it.

Also, if you're a prospective student reading this, take Psych 101 with Sheldon Solomon. Do it.

5 College Student

Administration: They are very lenient with much of what goes on.

4 College Student

Scholarships: My financial aid was great and I got a lot of money but I could still use a little more.

5 College Student

Campus Food: The skidmore campus food was delicious and it seemed to be freshly made and used good ingredients as well.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: The campus is very nice. The dorms are very close to the classrooms which makes the entire area easily accessible and close-knit. The dorms are also beautiful, especially with the window space and seats.

5 College Student

Athletics: it's a small school so it's good to play sports on

3 College Student

Party Scene: Not many parties but there are some for the sports teams

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of different places to go to eat that are reasonable

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics building is always open to students, and to clubs. it is easy to use. the games for the varsity sports are occasionally talked about, but there are not huge followings. The indoor riding arena is the best (and only) in the area.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Saratoga Springs is a very wealthy place, and so most of the restaurants off of Broadway are very expensive, white table cloth. But there are other restaurants on the side streets that are much more reasonable such as a crepes place and The Parting Glass. The bus goes to town on the half hour so it is easy to get to.

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After four years, Skidmore becomes more than just a school—it's a community, a home, a place of growth and development. Skidmore is a place where you'll make mistakes and where you'll learn from those mistakes and make better decisions than you could ever imagine. Skidmore is your friends, your relationships, your breakups. Skidmore is your family. Skidmore is your accomplishments and your pride.

Would students choose Skidmore again if given the chance? Certainly. Students look back at who they were before they got to Skidmore, and discover they learned many new things, from both textbooks and students and faculty. Despite the snowy winters, the weather in Saratoga Springs is conducive for hitting the books. You'll produce work of high quality that you could never imagine doing when you first arrived to campus as a first-year student. Plus, students form close relationships, often going to their adviser's house for holidays and dinners. The Saratoga Springs area is also conducive for students pulling together and making the most out of their Skidmore experience, as there's plenty to do and explore.

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