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Colleges / Skidmore College

Skidmore College

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

Skidmore Admissions

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.

Skidmore Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist Yes

Skidmore College Application Deadlines

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
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes January 1 April 1

Considering Applying Early to Skidmore?

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.

More on Skidmore College Admissions

Transferring to Skidmore College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Skidmore

Skidmore has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Skidmore?

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.

Admissions Factors at Skidmore

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Skidmore for more information on admission factors.

Skidmore Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Skidmore?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Skidmore College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Skidmore?

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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Skidmore?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Skidmore College

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

Skidmore Admissions FAQs

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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Skidmore Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


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.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


29 to 33


29 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

1300 - 1420


Math SAT Range

640 - 720


Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1300 to 1420


1300 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

Quick Facts

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Application Deadline

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