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Colleges / Skidmore College

Skidmore College

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

Skidmore Student Life

Skidmore is on a 890-acre campus in the small town setting of Saratoga Springs, New York, not far from Albany.

Skidmore Student Activities

Skidmore has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Skidmore does not have fraternities or sororities.

Skidmore has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Skidmore include Student radio station (WSPN), Benefaction (Student Volunteer), Outing Club and UJIMA.

Skidmore students' favorite campus traditions are Fun Day, National College Comedy Festival and Earth Day Festival.

Does Skidmore Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Skidmore.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 87%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,126
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 2,239
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus ––

Skidmore offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Skidmore students live on campus. In 2022, 87% of undergrads at Skidmore lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 2,126 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,686 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,239 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Skidmore offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Skidmore Athletics

At Skidmore there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Skidmore:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Crew Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Skidmore Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Skidmore College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Skidmore campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Skidmore offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Skidmore

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Skidmore, take Interstate 87 to Saratoga Springs, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Skidmore's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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