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Academics

Just thirty miles north of Albany lies Skidmore College, a small liberal arts school that is home to around 2,500 students. Skidmore thrives on combining academics with creative expression, and the school works to cultivate students who want to explore ideas across traditional disciplinary boundaries. “The pursuit of knowledge is valued here,” says a student, so “you won’t be barred from an academic department just because you aren’t enrolled in it.” Another student states that the school is “excellent when it comes to every path or field of study,” and “you can pursue everything you are interested in.” This all happens in classrooms run by “very helpful, understanding, motivating,” and “understanding faculty who know that we are human beings before we are students.” Students also enjoy “small class sizes [that] allow for the formation of impactful and lasting relationships.” Furthermore, “all teachers are accessible outside the classroom,” which helps teaching extend beyond the traditional four walls. Other examples of this include “environmental studies [classes that] take place in the North Woods” and an artist interview class “in which each student chooses an artist they admire and [interview] that artist.” One student sums up the Skidmore academic experience by saying, “Learning feels important and productive towards society.”

Student Body

This is an “active and involved” student body, with the average Skidmore student having “at least a major and a minor [and getting] involved in multiple clubs, [while] probably working more than one job as well.” One member of this “well-rounded and over accomplished” group says, “Skidmore is the school for students who want to do it all.” Plus, it’s a place where everyone is “super welcoming and friendly” with a student body that “puts the ‘liberal’ in liberal arts.” That’s all representative of the “drive for creativity” on campus and the fact that students “support creativity in one another.” As one student jokes, “there are more shades of hair here (mostly unnatural) than there are people.” But despite any differences, everyone at Skidmore “has ‘their people’ and is welcome in many other circles and friend groups as well.”

Campus Life

People “are constantly on the go at Skidmore,” but this “doesn’t mean that students…don’t take care of themselves.” A typical day involves “going to classes, eating meals with friends,…meeting for a group project, studying in the library, maybe [taking] a nap, and getting outdoors.” The outdoorsy crowd find great joy with the Adirondack Mountains and Lake George being just about an hour away. Those looking to stay a little closer to campus also have options: Saratoga Springs, which some call “an amazing town” to be near, is just a ten-minute walk from campus. And Boston, New York City, and Montreal are just a few hours away as well. Regardless of whether they’re spent on campus or off, days are “always full of activity and connection,” and there are more than one hundred student clubs and organizations, making it “easy to integrate and be part of the community.” Those clubs “host tons of lectures and events for students,” and “the arts are a huge strength at Skidmore.” Anywhere you look, “students are constantly collaborating and playing shows,” and there is “a good culture of attending events on campus and supporting the student body.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Lou Bates
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
Office of Admissions
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone
800-867-6007

Email
admissions@skidmore.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Case Student Center
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Lucy Scribner Library
Student club offices and academic department lounges
Williamson Sports Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Restaurants and coffee shops in downtown Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Farmers' Market
Congress Park
Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
Saratoga Spa State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
8:30am-4:30pm; 8:30am-noon
800-867-6007

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies with season

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@skidmore.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Albany airport is 35 miles from campus. Taxis, bus service and rental cars are available for the trip from airport to campus. There is an Amtrak train station in Saratoga Springs.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-87, take Exit 15 and take New York Rte. 50 S. toward Saratoga Springs. At the third set of traffic lights, turn right on East Ave.; turn right again on North Broadway and continue about a quarter of a mile to the main entrance to campus. The Admissions office is located just beyond the main entrance and across the street.

Local Accommodations
Plan your trip here: https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/plan.php

Admissions

Applicants: 11,176
Acceptance Rate: 31%






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