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College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of cute and well dressed people, but also plenty who are neither.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of the student body just wants to hook up, and forget it, which isn't a lot of fun if you're looking for more than crappy one-night stands. Some students do date, but it's rare, and you're not likely to find a partner. Don't expect romantic relationships at Skidmore

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone has their own way of being!

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Not a great selection. Most students are, although very bright & kind, not very attractive.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Definitely notice the uneven divide of male/female

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Female students who have had an exam with Health Services can have their birth control prescriptions filled at Health Services. Plan B is also available to students for $20 at Health Services.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. On-campus parties (Scribner/Northwoods)
  2. Bars downtown
  3. Classes
  4. Off-campus parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm room (single preferred), on- and off-campus houses
  2. Empty (or not so empty) academic buildings around campus
  3. Falstaff's dances
  4. Moorebid Ball and Junior Ring (basically any all-college dance)
Social Scene
The nightlife social scene is centered around house parties both on and off campus, the bars downtown, concerts at Falstaff's, and small dorm gatherings (if you're living in the dorms). During the day, the most social places on campus are the green (if it's nice weather), Case Center (student center), Uncommon Grounds downtown, or maybe an outing to the mall.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are more casual hookups than relationships, though there are still a handful of students who are in committed relationships that span from less than a year to freshman year through to senior year.
Dress Code
Skidmore is certainly a fashionable school. The majority of students rarely wears sweats to class. Styles range from a large population of hipsters (e.g., thick-rimmed plastic glasses, skinny jeans, boots, high-waisted skirts, etc.) to a preppier look (button-downs, khakis) to anything in between. Most students carry a backpack around campus at all times. But the most common thread in all Skidmore fashion is plaid, plaid, and more plaid.
Did You Know?
Sometimes, there's a lot of pressure to meet guys/girls out at parties, when you shouldn't forget about meeting people in class or in the library! Sounds geeky, but you never know!

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 33 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 34 responses

  • 30% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 20% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 13% Casual dating at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 10% None
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 27% Classes
  • 27% Mutual Friends
  • 23% Student clubs
  • 14% Sports
  • 5% Music ensembles
  • 5% Parties

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 43% Friendly
  • 29% Creative
  • 14% Passionate
  • 14% Varied

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 14% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 24% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 42% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 27% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 6% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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