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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate26%

Skidmore Admissions

Skidmore College is very difficult to get into. Around 26% of applicants get into Skidmore College each year. Last year, 13,183 students applied to Skidmore College and 3,367 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Skidmore College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $65.

Students who apply to Skidmore College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Skidmore College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Skidmore College's admissions stats.

Skidmore College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 36%
Mean SAT Score 1373
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 26%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
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 1 15 April 1

Considering Applying Early to Skidmore College?

Skidmore College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ 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 College is 51%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 26%. In 2022, Skidmore College admitted 409 of the 804 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Skidmore College Admissions

Is Skidmore College Difficult To Get Into?

It is very difficult to get into Skidmore. Skidmore evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Skidmore accepted 26% of all applicants, around 3,367 of the 13,183 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Skidmore, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Skidmore College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Skidmore College

Skidmore College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Skidmore College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Skidmore College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Skidmore College 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
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Skidmore College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Skidmore College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Skidmore College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
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 College?

Skidmore College 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, 17% submitted a class rank. At Skidmore College 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 79% were in the top 25% and 93% 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 College 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 College 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 College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Skidmore College?

To be competitive with other Skidmore College applicants, you should strive to score between 1320 and 1440 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Skidmore College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1440 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Skidmore College student is 1373.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Skidmore College students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Skidmore College students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

To be most competitive at Skidmore College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Skidmore College'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 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Skidmore College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

More Information on Transferring to Skidmore College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Skidmore College.

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 College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Skidmore College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Skidmore College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Skidmore College.

Does Skidmore College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Skidmore College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Skidmore College accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES

Does Skidmore College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Skidmore College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Skidmore College?

❌ No, Skidmore College 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 probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Skidmore College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Skidmore College is 26%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Skidmore College?

βœ… Skidmore College's early decision acceptance rate was 51% 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 26%. This means that the institution accepts 25 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1440


Math SAT Range

650 - 720


Reading SAT Range

650 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1440 and Above


1320 to 1440


1320 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Skidmore students is 1373. Applicants with SAT scores of 1440 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Skidmore, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1440 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 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 Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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