Off-Campus Housing

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Off-Campus Housing


{{ error }}
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 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.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of options almost all of which are cheaper than living on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can only live off campus as a junior or senior, although there are a few on campus apartments for the sophomores who are lucky enough to get them. Actually living in town is very easy for the older students, it is quite a college town.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing options are plentiful and of excellent quality. Since Saratoga Springs is largely a summer town, there are plenty of options from Fall-Spring. That said, the on-campus options for upperclassmen are also very good so most just live on-campus.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

Approximately 15 percent of Skidmore students live off campus. So, off-campus housing is not as popular at Skidmore as it is at other colleges. This can be attributed to the two on-campus apartment villages that allow upperclassmen to live in apartments and still be on campus, protected by the Office of Residential Life. However, for students who do choose to live off campus, the price can be cheaper than living in Scribner or Northwoods. There are many options for off-campus housing; it is not very difficult to find a house to live in off campus that is in close proximity to school. It is certainly helpful to have a car if you're living off campus, but it's not required if you live near a bus stop. The off-campus housing ranges from studio apartments to full-sized houses.

Students must register with Res Life if they are living off-campus. Residential Life can help, minimally, with your search for off-campus housing. Additionally, you must be a junior or senior to live off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
The spring semester before you plan to move for the fall
Popular Areas
  • Anywhere close to downtown/campus
  • Church Street
  • State Street
  • The Algonquin on Broadway
  • Woodlawn Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $995
  • 3 BR: $1,400

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 41 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 43 responses

  • 28% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 49% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 9% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 44 responses

  • 11% Extremely helpful.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!