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Skidmore College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Skidmore College Quad

Skidmore College Quad

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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 my list of top equestrian colleges.

Explore the Campus:

Skidmore College Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,689 (2,660 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,170
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,744
  • Other Expenses: $1,384
  • Total Cost: $58,562

Skidmore College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 51%
  • Skidmore CollegeScholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $32,696
    • Loans: $5,584

Most Popular Majors:

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

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Skidmore College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://cms.skidmore.edu/mission.cfm

"The principal mission of Skidmore College is the education of predominantly full-time undergraduates, a diverse population of talented students who are eager to engage actively in the learning process. The college seeks to prepare liberally educated graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens. Skidmore faculty and staff create a challenging yet supportive environment that cultivates students' intellectual and personal excellence, encouraging them to expand their expectations of themselves while they enrich their academic understanding.

In keeping with the college's founding principle of linking theoretical with applied learning, the Skidmore curriculum balances a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences with preparation for professions, careers, and community leadership. Education in the classroom, laboratory, and studio is enhanced by cocurricular and field experience opportunities of broad scope.

Underpinning the entire enterprise are faculty members' scholarly and creative interests, which inform their teaching and contribute, in the largest sense, to the advancement of learning.

The college also embraces its responsibility as an educational and cultural resource for alumni and for a host of nontraditional student populations, and for providing educational leadership in the Capital District and beyond."

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