Skidmore College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Skidmore College is a private liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York, just north of Albany. The college was founded in 1903 as a women's college. Skidmore moved to its current 850-acre campus in 1961, and in 1971 the college became coeducational. The college draws students from 47 states and 46 counties. Skidmore has a low 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. Business and psychology are the most popular undergraduate majors, and Skidmore's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Skidmore Thoroughbreds compete in the NCAA Division III Liberty League.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Government, History, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2777
Total Grad Students: 43
Undergraduate Students: 2734
Faculty: 248

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 38%
Percent Female: 62%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs New York 12866


Main Email:

Main Phone: 518-580-5000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Matthew Cohen
Senior Associate Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA required for transfer admission consideration is 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Only courses in which a student has received a grade of "C" or better are transferable.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no minimum required however we prefer to see one full year of college level work completed prior to transferring. We will accept a maximum of 60 transfer credit hours. A minimum of 60 credit hours must be completed here at Skidmore.

Test Scores for Applying:
Results of SAT I or ACT scores are required and may be submitted on official high school transcripts or directly received from testing services.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two (2) College Instructor Evaluations who have taught you in academic courses and a College Official Report are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay/personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $65 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Personal qualities, accomplishments, interests and capacity for growth are also considered, so careful attention is paid to recommendations, the student's personal statement, and, when possible, the interview.

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 26 30
English 27 32
Math 26 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 570 680
Math 580 670
Writing 580 680

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 229

Transfers Accepted: 85

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 37%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 42%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -5%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 1516

Room and Board: 11304

Tuition and Fees: 42380

Total Cost: 56500

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at for current tuition and fee information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Some need-based institutional grant assistance is available. For further information please contact our Office of Financial Aid at (518) 580-5750.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5021

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 47%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 44%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 39%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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