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Reviews 763 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I have not done this yet

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

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life

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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.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about choosing off campus housing and what it is like, just that if a student does they need to check in with ResLife. It is usually better getting an apartment off campus if you either have a car or if your housemate does. But it is less expensive than on campus. Transportation to campus is not bad.

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.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I have never been on the party scene. It is something that if you are not interested in, is easy to avoid. Parties, i have heard, are also by word of mouth. But they are more interesting with your friends. I spent most of the time hanging out with my friends in their rooms.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration at Skidmore is great. I have not had too many interactions with them, but the rules that are laid down seem to be lenient- only because the students at Skidmore are not the completely unruly type. The school handles all situations with fairness.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school always gives students who need it the option of work-study. And i received a small grant to go to the school. I have yet to reevaluate my financial status, but there are many opportunities to apply for scholarships and informations sessions about these. In terms of scholarships from the school, there are not very many of these. Students that are completely need based have a much easier access to financial need.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: While sometimes there will be those days when the food is just not to your liking, there is always pizza and pasta to fall back on. There is a large variety of food, with all options for even vegetarians and international students. There are some weeks when Global is consistently on point. The live action pasta is my favorite of all the options. Students will sometimes complain about "dhall" food, but when my friends in other colleges describe their options, ours never sounds that bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great, because the classrooms and the dining hall are so close. Depending in what dorm (or even floor) you are on can influence the floor community. Sometimes they are very close, sometimes everyone minds their own business. But usually people follow the quiet time rules- especially during finals. I never had a problem with the dorms. the rooming process is very easy, especially for freshmen. They are just assigned a dorm with roommates. if there needs to be a room change because people cannot live together ResLife handles this quickly and efficiently. When i was choosing my own rooms for next year i had a friend who wanted to room with me, and found this after the fact of choosing her own single special housing room. Because this was before the general signup for next year's housing, ResLife let us change the rooms because we explained the situation.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You save a lot of money off campus. It is fun to have your own place with all your friends and also be closer to the bars.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants. It's always super yummy.

4 College Junior

Administration: Skidmore is technically a dry campus but no one will be checking up on your in your room.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I love going to house parties at Skidmore because I always know almost everyone there so everyone is really happy and friendly.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a lot of financial aid from Skidmore. They were really willing to listen to my situation and help my family in whatever way they could.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The dinning hall is awesome, totally under appreciated.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms at Skidmore College are great. Having a single is awesome because you have your own space but you can still live with around your friends. The dorms are all close together and pretty close to the dinning hall which is always a plus when you wake up and want breakfast right away.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Apparently the chefs have won a competition many years in a row. The food is good, but of course gets very repetitive. The Pasta Live Action station is always my savior. Also there is a deli that makes whatever kind of sandwich you want.


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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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