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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate31%
Acceptance Rate31%

About Skidmore

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 2,686 undergrads and no graduate students. Skidmore offers on-campus housing for up to 2,126 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

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.

Are you interested in journalism and 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.

2022 Skidmore Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
Tuition $62,398
Percent of Need Met 99%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $50,494

Is Skidmore a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Skidmore offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Skidmore College

Skidmore is very difficult to get into. Around 31% of applicants get into Skidmore each year. Out of 11,176 applications received in 2022, 3,419 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Skidmore

Retention refers to 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 90% return for their sophomore year. Around 84% of students who started at Skidmore earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Skidmore Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Skidmore by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

The average starting salary for recent Skidmore grads is $45,000 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 2022, the total market value of Skidmore College's endowment was $506 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Skidmore

Tuition 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 $50,494 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,733 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

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 another! So ask yourself: Is Skidmore a good school for you?

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Where is Skidmore?

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

If you would like to see Skidmore for yourself, be sure to 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

Skidmore College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Skidmore ACT Scores

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ACT Range

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

29 to 33

Avg

29 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Skidmore is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Skidmore. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Skidmore SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1300 - 1420

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Math SAT Range

640 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above

Good

1300 to 1420

Avg

1300 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Skidmore students is 1348. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Skidmore, while applicants with SAT scores between 1300 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1300 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Skidmore.

Skidmore Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$77,520

In State

$77,520

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$59,064
$59,064
Fees
$1,088
$1,088
Housing
$16,068
$16,068
Books
$1,300
$1,300

Student Life

Wondering what life at Skidmore is like? There are approximately 2,686 students enrolled at Skidmore. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from NY and 65% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

35%

In State

65%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,686

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

31%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,152

Out-of-State

$60,152

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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