Skidmore College

815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, United States
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Overview of Skidmore College

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,680
    • Men:1,081 Men (40.3%)
    • Women:1,599 Women (59.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Skidmore College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
815 North Broadway
City, State, Zip
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone
(518) 580-5570
Fax
(518) 581-7462
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
25% of 10,053 applicants were admitted
Women
24% of 6,193 applicants were admitted
Men
25% of 3,860 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
662 (27%) of 2,465 admitted students enrolled
Women
387 (26%) of 1,491 admitted students enrolled
Men
275 (28%) of 974 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650 average |595-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
28%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
24%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
16%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
45%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
5%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,446 (75.68%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,004 (20.21%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (1.88%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,550 (2.24%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Skidmore College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
337 (51.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
272 (80.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
272 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
272 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,700
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 272 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,900
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 211 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,900
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,360 (51.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,111 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,111 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,044 (94.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$49,300
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,111 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,600
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 877 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,800
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 42 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
12 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,250

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,916
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


277

Part-Time Faculty


107

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 79% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
501,978
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Skidmore College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


86.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


87.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, finance or accounting with Syracuse University, physical or occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School, accounting with Wake Forest

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    27,315

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Albany, NY

    Campus Size


    890 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
    Rain
    135 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    2 mile(s) from campus in Saratoga Springs
    Nearest Train Station
    2 mile(s) from campus in Saratoga Springs

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    89% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    11%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Thoroughbreds
    School Colors
    Green, white, and yellow

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Crew
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Crew
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Skidmore College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government association, student radio station (wspn), benefaction (student volunteer), outing club, ujima

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    2,636

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    2,680
    Women
    1,599
    Men
    1,081

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 5.5% Asian
    • 5.6% Black/African-American
    • 10.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 70.4% White
    • 3.4% Unknown

    International Students


    11.3% from 61 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    4

    Student Resources

    Study resources