Since Skidmore used to be an all women's college until 1971, the female-to-male ratio has traditionally skewed toward female, so there will be some classes where there are significantly fewer males than females, but of course that depends on the class. The ratio is not overwhelming on any day-to-day basis; you're never walking through a vast sea of women without a male in sight. Dating on campus life is mixed. There are students who have been in serious relationships since freshman year, students who casually hook up, and students who do neither. The girl-to-guy ratio affects the dating scene to an extent, as there are only so many guys for all of these girls! But it has been said that as the students get older, they begin to settle down more in relationships, as opposed to more casual hookups at the beginning of college.
Despite Skidmore's reputation as an "artsy" school, there is a range of students. Yes, there are the hipster and the athlete sects, which is the most common way to divide the student body. Though these two groups do not commonly mix in social settings, it is certainly not unheard of. Just because one student is an athlete does not mean that he or she is not an art major, and just because one student is an art major does not mean that he or she is not an athlete. However, on the whole, whether a student is an athlete or artist, Skidmore is a pretty attractive campus.