As a highly selective liberal arts college, Skidmore is firmly committed to providing men and women with a superior grounding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Skidmore students also have the opportunity to pursue career-specific fields such as business, education, exercise science, and social work. This blend of the theoretical and the practical makes Skidmore uniquely responsive to both student needs and those of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live.
|County||Saratoga County, NY|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|277 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,689 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,621 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||68 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||2,660 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||29 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||5%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||560-670||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||560-670||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||560-680||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||26-33||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||25-29||18-25|
|ACT Writing (25-75%)||8-9||6-8|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||26-30||20-25|
- Skidmore offers more than sixty degree programs, including majors in both traditional liberal arts disciplines and preprofessional areas. The curriculum's flexibility allows students to major in one field and minor in another (an English major with a business minor, for example), pursue an interdepartmental major combining two disciplines, or design self-determined majors.
- Skidmore College was founded by Lucy Skidmore Scribner in 1903 as the Young Women's Industrial Club of Saratoga. The school rapidly developed into a thriving enterprise, and was chartered in 1911 by the New York Board of Regents as the Skidmore School of Arts.
- Skidmore's campus encompasses more than 750 acres of wooded land at the northwest edge of Saratoga Springs. Today Saratoga is best known as a resort, cultural, convention, and entertainment center revolving around horse racing, outdoor recreation, classical and popular music, dance, and theater. The city is well known for its restored Victorian mansions, which attract students of art and architecture. The Saratoga Spa State Park, with its springs and mineral waters, is of more than recreational interest to biology students, and the wealth of rock formations in the region brings geologists from around the world.
- Skidmore College recognizes that students' experiences outside the classroom are as challenging and educational as those within. Thus the college offers many services to help students make the best use of their cocurricular time. The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating these services, which include student academic affairs, international programs, counseling, multicultural student affairs, health services, opportunity programs, residential life, religious life, career planning, student activities, and volunteer services.
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