If you want to apply to Skidmore, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $65.
Students who submit their applications to Skidmore for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Skidmore's admissions stats.
|Skidmore 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||28%|
|Mean SAT Score||1348|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Skidmore College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Skidmore offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Skidmore is 53%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 31%. Last year, Skidmore admitted 388 of the 733 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Skidmore has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Skidmore during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Skidmore for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Skidmore, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Skidmore's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Skidmore has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 18% submitted a class rank. At Skidmore 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
At Skidmore College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Skidmore directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Skidmore considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Skidmore has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 26% of Skidmore's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Skidmore applicants, you should strive to score between 1300 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Skidmore 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1300, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Skidmore student is 1348.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Skidmore students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Skidmore students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.
To be most competitive at Skidmore, you should strive to earn between 29 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Skidmore's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Skidmore students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Skidmore.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by April 21.
Transfer students can enroll in Skidmore during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Skidmore?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Skidmore.
Does Skidmore accept transfer credits?
✅ Skidmore accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Skidmore accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Skidmore accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Skidmore accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Skidmore?
❌ No, Skidmore is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Skidmore's acceptance rate?
✅ Skidmore's acceptance rate is 31%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Skidmore?
✅ Skidmore's early decision acceptance rate was 53% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Skidmore? Skidmore is a very selective institution. The Skidmore acceptance rate is 31%. This means that the institution accepts 30 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
33 and Above
29 to 33
29 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1300 to 1420
1300 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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