Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York
4-year Private university


Skidmore College is a private institution established in 1903 with suburban setting located at Saratoga Springs. It is ranked 41 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges.It practices semester-based academic calendar. Freshmen are immediately integrated into school culture at Skidmore College. Through the First Year Experience Program, freshmen are paired up with peer mentors and placed in introductory Scribner Seminars. Freshmen must live on campus in dorms near other students in their seminar. About 40 adventurous freshman can spend the fall semester in London, part of the First Year Experience program that lets students kick off their college career across the Atlantic. Back at the school’s campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., there are close to 100 student clubs and organizations, but no Greek system. Students can eat in traditional dining halls or, if they’re especially ambitious, can cook their own meals in an on-campus kitchen.Students are encouraged to pair up with faculty members for research projects. Science projects take place in the school’s unique laboratory in the North Woods. The Skidmore student body is about 60 percent female.

#41 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Saratoga Springs, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1903
Selectivity High
Size Small
2,680 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $54,420
Outstate Tuition Fee $54,420
Room and Board Fees $14,494
$47,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


29% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.68 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

96 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your first language and if you have attended a high school for at least three years where English is the only language of instruction or, student has completed an IB diploma program

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$47,700 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$45,900 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $71,780
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA,CSS

Merit Scholarships

Porter Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming students
Minimum Criteria superior accomplishment in science and mathematics, without regard to financial need; considerable promise in and passion for science and math
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline January 15

Other Scholarships

Filene Music Scholarship
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Details Awarded each year through a performance competition coordinated by Skidmore’s Department of Music. This scholarship is awarded without regard to financial need and carries with it a four-year grant totaling $60,000


2,680 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
87% Students graduate within 6 years