Overview

Applicants
1,174
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.34

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 610
SAT Math
490 - 590
ACT Composite
19 - 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Skidmore College is renowned for its blending of traditional liberal arts study with opportunities to delve deeply into pre-professional disciplines. Skidmore’s liberal studies core curriculum, which requires students to complete two or more interdisciplinary courses, is widely respected. It begins with the selection of a first year seminar. Students choose one from a myriad of topics. Faculty seminar leaders function as their students' first year advisors. Skidmore’s core requirements cover a wide range of disciplines, requiring at least one course in each of the following disciplines: the arts; humanities; foreign language; nonwestern culture; science; and social science. Students must select a major by the end of their sophomore year; they may choose from 64 options, including self-designed majors, interdepartmental concentrations, and minors. The College observes a two-semester academic calendar. Internship opportunities follow directly after the second semester ends in May. Students typically take four or five courses per semester. In addition to two summer terms for Skidmore students, the College offers a summer study through PASS, a six-week program that allows high school students to earn college credit for two courses. Skidmore offers a nonresidential, nontraditional baccalaureate degree program called University Without Walls (UWW). Students in the program confer one-on-one with a faculty advisor to specify the content of their degree programs. UWW students are also encouraged to pursue nontraditional means to obtain the information necessary to their studies, including independent study, self-directed study, and real-world experiences gained through paid and volunteer work. The College implemented a similar Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program in 1993. Skidmore College employs 229 full-time instructors and 68 part-time faculty members, including some with special appointments. 94 percent of Skidmore’s faculty members in the liberal arts have earned doctoral degrees. The students/full-time faculty ratio is 9:1, the average class size is 16. Skidmore’s faculty is actively involved in both research and publication in their areas of expertise; however, instructors here look upon teaching as their principal responsibility. Faculty advisors assist students in choosing courses and in planning their comprehensive academic programs.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Skidmore College grants a Bachelor of Arts degree in the following liberal arts subjects: American studies, anthropology, biology, chemistry, classical studies, computer science, economics, English, environmental studies, foreign languages and literatures (French, German, and Spanish), geosciences, government, history, history of art, mathematics, music, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, psychology, religion, and sociology. The Bachelor of Science degree is granted in areas of a more professional nature, including business, dance, education, exercise science, social work, studio art, and theater. There are 33 interdepartmental majors. Self-determined majors, double majors, and minors are also available. The College offers 3-2 programs with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and with Clarkson University. Also available is a 4-1 MBA program offered with the School of Management at Clarkson, a 3-2 MBA program offered through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a 4-1 MBA program with Union College, and a 4-1 Master of Arts in Teaching program with Union College. Through a cooperative program with the Cardozo Law School, Skidmore students may obtain a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. In addition, Skidmore has certification programs in teaching and social work and pre-professional programs in law and medicine.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
335
with Terminal Degree
130

195
Men
140
Women
67
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Caroline Herron
Author

Dr. David Gibson
Professor or Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. Dale Slaught
US Embassy - Mexico

Dr. Wayne Lord
FBI

Eric Pelletier
Deputy Staff Dir - US House of Representatives

Bryon Stevenson
Lawyer/Human Rights Advocate

Dr. Tony Camplo
Sociologist/Evangelist

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,344

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$17,700
Required Fees
$40
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$830

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$880
Transportation for Commuters
$1,030

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,054
Out of State
52%

Demographics

65% female
35% male
52% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
94
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Eagles)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Lady Eagles)
7 Sports

Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Valley Forge Military College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
0

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Eastern Undergraduate Admissions
Visitation Center

Address
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087

Phone
800-452-0996

Email
ugadm@eastern.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Eastern's campus is unique. Nestled into the suburbs of Philadelphia, Eastern embraces both the access of the city (15 min. away) while it's 110+ acre campus has 3 lakes, wooded landscapre, and tons of wildlife.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia (15 minutes away)
King of Prussia Mall (15 minutes away)
8 other colleges in 10 minute radius of Eastern
Affluent town of Wayne, PA

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday

800-452-0996

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
http://eastern.edu/admissions/trad_undg/PreviewInf

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnights are encouraged for 1 Night....2 meals per visit

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The following items are measured by driving distance to: Train (1 min. away), bus (1 min. away), Philly International Airport (25 min. away)

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://eastern.edu/welcome/directions2.html

Local Accommodations
http://eastern.edu/admissions/trad_undg/Hotels.html