Skidmore College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Dana Science Center at Skidmore College
Dana Science Center at Skidmore College ( more photos). Photo Credit: Katie Doyle

Skidmore College is a selective school, only admitting around a third of applicants each year. In addition, successful applicants generally have grades and test scores well above average. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application through the Common Application, along with high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and two letters of recommendation. To learn more about applying, and to schedule, a visit to the campus, feel free to contact the admissions office at Skidmore.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Skidmore College Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Skidmore
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 560 / 670
    • SAT Math: 560 / 660
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 30
    • ACT English: 26 / 32
    • ACT Math: 24 / 29

Skidmore College Description

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, and school made the list of top equestrian colleges.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,686 (2,680 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,834
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,530
  • Other Expenses: $1,336
  • Total Cost: $67,000

Skidmore College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 47%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 35%
    • Loans: 27%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $40,909
    • Loans: $8,171

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Government, History, Psychology
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Crew, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Crew, Soccer, Softball, Riding, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics