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Skidmore Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Skidmore will release their ED1 decisions on Friday, December 10 by the end of the day. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Skidmore Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Skidmore College Overview

Skidmore College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Saratoga Springs, New York. Skidmore was founded in 1903 and enrolls 2,582 undergrads and no graduate students. Skidmore provides on-campus housing for up to 2,126 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Skidmore! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Skidmore's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Skidmore students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Skidmore, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Skidmore has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Skidmore on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Skidmore on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Skidmore by March 15.

2021 Skidmore Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 32%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 6%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
Tuition $57,066

Is Skidmore a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Skidmore offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Skidmore Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Skidmore. Around 32% of applicants get into Skidmore each year. Last year, 10,433 students applied to Skidmore and 3,356 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Skidmore

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Skidmore, around 88% return for the next year. Skidmore's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 86%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Skidmore Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 69% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Skidmore grads is $39,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Skidmore's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $36.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Skidmore

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Skidmore meets 99% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Skidmore full-time are awarded $47,000 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $25,715 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Skidmore. Based on this information, how does Skidmore sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Skidmore a good school for you?

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Where is Skidmore College Located?

Skidmore is located in the small town setting of Saratoga Springs, New York, less than an hour from Albany.

If you want to see Skidmore for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 87 to Saratoga Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Skidmore and Saratoga Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Campus Setting: Small Town

Skidmore Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Skidmore is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Skidmore is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Skidmore ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 31

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Skidmore is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Skidmore. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Skidmore SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1250 - 1390


Math SAT Range

610 - 703


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Skidmore students is 1312. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Skidmore, while applicants with SAT scores between 1250 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1250 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Skidmore.

Skidmore Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Skidmore is like? There are approximately 2,582 students enrolled at Skidmore. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from NY and 65% percent of students are from other states.


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