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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY 4-Year Private

About Skidmore College

Skidmore College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Saratoga Springs, NY, less than an hour from Albany, NY.

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College currently enrolls around 2,582 students a year, including 2,582 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Skidmore College's endowment was valued at $36,440,000 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About Skidmore College

Acceptance rate: 32%

Mean ACT score: 29

Mean SAT score: 1312

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 15

What is Skidmore College's acceptance rate?

Admission to Skidmore College is very difficult. The acceptance rate at Skidmore College is 32 percent.

The mean SAT scores for students who get into Skidmore College is 1312. The mean ACT scores is 29.

In 2021, 1,595 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Skidmore College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 88 percent of students who start at Skidmore College come back for their second year of college. Out of the 724 students who started at Skidmore College as first-time freshman, 599 graduate within four years.

Around 86 percent of students who started at Skidmore College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 69 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $39,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $25,715 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Skidmore College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Skidmore College a good school for YOU?

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Skidmore College's application deadline is January 15. All applicants will be notified by March 15.

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College Info

815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Campus Setting: Small Town

Skidmore College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

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

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

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

Skidmore College ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


28 to 32


28 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Skidmore College is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Skidmore College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Skidmore College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1390


Math SAT Range

610 - 700


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


1230 to 1390


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Skidmore College students is 1308. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Skidmore College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Skidmore College.

Skidmore College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Skidmore College is like? There are approximately 2,663 students enrolled at Skidmore College, including 2,662 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from NY and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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