Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
Skidmore College campus
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Skidmore College campus

From the School

Founded in 1903 and located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Skidmore is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college that prides itself on its creative approaches to just about everything.

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which prides itself on its creative approaches to just about everything. Hence the college’s core belief that Creative Thought Matters. With a diverse student body of 2,500 from 45 states and 62 countries and a faculty of 304 dedicated teacher-scholars, Skidmore offers 43 majors in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as in pre-professional fields.

Skidmore is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning, faculty-student collaborative research, funded research opportunities, off-campus study, and the prominence of the performing and visual arts. The college’s rigorous academic program begins with the foundational First-Year Experience, which integrates the curricular, cocurricular, and residential aspects of his or her first year and gets that student involved in the life of the community from day one. Students enjoy close relationships with faculty members who have earned recognition through Guggenheim, Pulitzer, and Emmy awards, and fellowships and grants from Fulbright, MacArthur, the National Science Foundation, and others. Half of our students carry two majors or add a related minor to their major, and nearly 60% pursue advanced degrees within five years of graduation.


From The School

In 2015–16, Skidmore received more than 9,150 applications for a first-year class targeted at about 680 (including 36 students spending their first semester in London); 29% were offered admission; 49% enrolled through Early Decision.

Those seeking admission to Skidmore’s first-year class should complete a secondary-school curriculum that includes at least 16 credits in college-preparatory courses. The Admissions Committee also considers applications from qualified high school juniors who plan to accelerate and enter college early. Applicants typically have completed four years of English, a foreign language, mathematics, and social studies, and three to four years of laboratory science. Applicants must provide a secondary school transcript, letters of recommendation from two teachers of academic subjects, and a report from their guidance counselor. Skidmore encourages a campus visit and interview.

Skidmore is test-optional when it comes to standardized testing (SAT, ACT), though the college does require standardized test results from international students other than those who have attended an English language–based school for at least three years, homeschooled students, and students attending secondary schools offering written evaluations without accompanying grades. Applicants for the Porter Presidential Scholarships in Science and Mathematics are encouraged to submit SAT/ACT and any SAT subject tests in math and science. Of course, students may submit either the SAT or ACT if they feel their standardized testing results best represent their academic potential.

Through its participation in the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Skidmore enrolls capable and ambitious New Yorkers who, because of their academic and financial situations, would not otherwise gain admission to the college under traditional requirements. Skidmore's Academic Opportunity Program (AOP) enrolls similar students who reside out of state and/or whose family income slightly exceeds HEOP guidelines. Together, HEOP and AOP are referred to as the Opportunity Program (OP). About 180 OP students are enrolled at Skidmore.

An applicant for admission must complete the Common Application and submit it with a $65 fee. All information for Regular Decision applicants should be postmarked by January 15. Applications from Early Decision applicants should be submitted by November 15 for the Round I Early Decision plan or by January 15 for the Round II Early Decision plan. Regular Decision applicants can convert their applications to Early Decision until February 1. Transfer applicants must submit their applications by November 15 for January admission or by April 1 for September admission.

International students are given special attention throughout the admissions process. Applicants whose first language is not English are encouraged to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). There are a limited number of need-based financial-aid awards available for outstanding international students.

Career Services and Placement

Thanks in part to the college’s strong internship, student-faculty summer research, and off-campus study programming, some 80% of Skidmore students report being employed one year after graduating. Close to 60% complete or are enrolled in advanced-degree programs within five years of graduation. Career Development offers one-on-one career counseling (in person and virtual) for life; job fairs in NYC, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles; off-campus job and internship interviewing fairs in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles; internship openings reserved for Skidmore students; graduate and professional school expo (nearly 50 institutions); several summer funded internship awards programs; and networking events such as Career Jam and Creative Thought (Net)Works.


277 full-time (304 FTE), 87% with doctoral or highest degree in their field. National and international recognitions include Guggenheim, MacArthur, Pulitzer, and Emmy awards and major fellowships and grants from Fulbright, Getty, NEH, NIH, NSF, and the Andy Warhol Foundation.


Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 673
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 30

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

January 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Skidmore offers numerous pre-professional and cooperative programs: prelaw advising; premedical/health professions advising; 4+1 M.B.A. programs (Clarkson, RIT); Whitman M.B.A. Advantage Program, 4+1 M.S.A., and 4+1 M.S.F. (Syracuse); dual-degree engineering programs (Clarkson, Dartmouth, RPI); B.S.N. (NYU School of Nursing); dual-degree programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy (Sage Graduate School); M.S. in Accountancy (Wake Forest); internships (academic credit, funded summer programs); applied civic-engagement courses; Periclean Honors Forum; faculty-student collaborative research (academic year and summer program); international and domestic off-campus study options; and the Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative.

Off-campus study: With more than 60% of students studying abroad at some point during their college years, Skidmore was recently ranked in the top five on the list of top 40 baccalaureate institutions for number of students studying abroad for a semester. Students can choose from 130 approved programs in more than 40 countries, including Skidmore-run programs in England, France, and Spain.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • French Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory

Students Say

"Creative Thought Matters": this is the motto of upstate New York's Skidmore College, which can be found all over campus and in every student's mind. The small school looks to turn out "well-rounded, open-minded, [and] interested" students, and to that end stresses "the doing of interesting things outside of, or in complement to, academics." Students, faculty, and staff alike embrace the tenets of Skidmore life, and make sure that the college "represents the meeting point between a phenomenal social atmosphere and an interdisciplinary take on academics."

Professors "actively engage students in friendships, or at the very least, senior colleague to junior colleague camaraderie." This "enriches the experience of learning" and "makes ‘doing work' an inspired, meaningful, and highly consequential practice." Faculty expects a lot from their students in regards to papers and class participation: "Reading is almost always a must." "I love that the professors hold me accountable," says a junior. They "present the material in the context of Skidmore's community and general student body's political and social values" and "show a true interest in their field which they attempt to stir within their students." "Even the classes I have taken to fulfill requirements have been some of my favorite classes," says a student.

Some of Skidmore's greatest strengths are the academic support resources available to all students and the variety of majors available; there are also "many opportunities to study abroad or do internships." The school has "a great balance of arts and sciences"; the crossing point between the two areas is a pleasant surprise for those who study here. Within the science departments, Skidmore "melds a small college atmosphere with equipment and resources expected at a large university." Students also "have a good amount of freedom to explore within their academic field of interest beyond the standard curriculum."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Sallie “Penny” Chisolm ’69
Professor at MIT and 2013 National Medal of Science Winner

Antoinette Clark ’98
VP of Branded Entertainment and Media Innovation for CBS TV

David Miner '91
Emmy Award-winning film/TV producer, NBC's 30 Rock and Parks&Recreation

Shep Murray '93
Co-Founder and CEO, Vineyard Vines

Joel Quadracci '91
Chairman, President and CEO, Quad Graphics

Micah Sloat ’04
Actor who starred in Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2

Neela Vaswani ’96
2015 Grammy Award winner for narration of the audio book "I Am Malala"

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

According to, the average starting salary for a Skidmore graduate is roughly $40,300. Popular jobs and majors include research associate, financial analyst, graphic designer, software engineer, and marketing manager, and business, English and psychology, respectively. Thirty-five percent of Skidmore graduates consider their careers to be instrumental in helping improve the world. According to the school’s website, Skidmore’s “Career Development Center helps students develop a holistic view of their career development plan, offering programs and services for students in each year to foster enhanced self-awareness, exposure to a variety of career fields, participation in off-campus experiential activities, [and] effective career decision-making.” A Summer Funded Internship program provides grants to students interning locally, nationally, or abroad. Another unique feature on the school’s website is the “What Can I Do With This Major?” section, where students can “learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make [them] more marketable candidate[s].”

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Skidmore 2016–17 costs are as follows: tuition/fees: $50,684; room: $7,998 (dorm double); and board: $5,532.

Financial Aid

Skidmore annually provides $42 million in financial aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The average 2016–17 first-year aid package is $39,900, ranging from $2,000 to $65,000; 42% of students receive need-based grants; 50% receive some form of financial aid; and 50% take advantage of the opportunity to work on campus. Average post-college student debt (just under $23,000) is well below the national average.

Aid is provided in the form of a student-aid package that usually includes a grant, campus job, and loan. We encourage any student interested in applying for admission to do so regardless of his or her intention to seek financial aid. A great place to start is our Skidmore student aid calculator, which will give you an idea for where you stand. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a copy of the federal income tax form, and the CSS Profile must be filed each year.

Skidmore also hosts an annual Filene Music Scholarship Competition to award four $48,000 ($12,000 per year) scholarships on the basis of musical ability without regard to financial need. Five to seven $15,000 Porter Presidential Scholarships in Science and Mathematics scholarships are also awarded annually ($60,000 over four years).


Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile
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Bottom Line

With a price tag in line with other prestigious liberal arts colleges, Skidmore culls an annual tuition of $48,024, and students can expect to spend an additional $13,072 on room and board. However, with 100 percent of needy incoming freshmen receiving either need-based scholarship or grant aid, the school recognizes the significance of a hefty academic price tag for many and works hard to make sure all eligible students find their needs met. Forty-six percent of undergraduates borrow to finance their education. Upon graduation, the average Skidmore student can expect to shoulder about $22,887 of debt.

Bang For Your Buck

From the moment students step onto campus freshman year, they are embraced by the school’s commitment to student-centered learning and community involvement. The journey begins with Skidmore’s First-Year Experience, which places students from each seminar in close proximity to one another in the residence halls, where they can cohabitate intellectually and creatively with their peers while establishing lasting relationships with close faculty mentors. Skidmore is one of few liberal arts colleges to offer majors in preprofessional disciplines, including business, education, exercise science, and social work. In fact, business consistently ranks as a popular major alongside English and psychology. Always ready to extend learning beyond the classroom, more than 60 percent of students study abroad at some point. Many Skidmore students complete a culminating project in their major—70 percent complete senior capstones, 62 percent complete independent studies, and 32 percent complete theses or advanced research projects. In addition, the Career Development Center provides one-on-one career counseling for life, including pre-health, pre-law, and graduate school preparation advising. More than 60 percent of students do an internship—often for academic credit—and the school’s network boasts approximately 80 funded internships and more than 2,200 alumni mentors, which extends Skidmore’s community well beyond graduation.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

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Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

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

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Students: Skidmore’s 2,500 students come from 45 states and 62 countries; 40% are men, 60% women; 22% are domestic students of color and 11% international students; 6% of students carry dual passports; and 13% are first-generation college students.

The college's nearly 100 student clubs and organizations run the gamut, including five a capella groups; SkidTV and WSPN Radio; Model European Union; sports and recreation activities; and academic, cultural awareness, and religious groups. Skidmore's 19 intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. Students are active in the intramural sports program and enjoy abundant opportunities for personal fitness and recreation, both on campus and in the nearby Adirondack Mountains.

Additional Information Skidmore students participate in all aspects of academic and social life on campus. They play a major role in governing the college through the Student Government Association (SGA) and numerous major college committees. Elected faculty members and students serve on three panels: the Academic Integrity Board, the All-College Council, and the Social Integrity Board.

Varsity sports: A founding member of the highly competitive NCAA, Division III Liberty League, Skidmore offers 19 varsity sports: baseball, basketball (men and women), field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse (men and women), riding, rowing (men and women), soccer (men and women), softball, swimming/diving (men and women), tennis (men and women), and volleyball. Liberty League members are Bard, Clarkson, Hobart & William Smith, RPI, RIT, Rochester, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, Vassar, and Union.

Student clubs/organizations/leadership: Whether you engage in one of Skidmore’s 130 student clubs or serve as a residential advisor, a varsity athlete or intramural participant, a student gardener, or a volunteer in a local school, you will find opportunities to use your creativity and round yourself out while giving back to the larger community.

Student Academic Services (SAS) serves all Skidmore students interested in strengthening their academic performance or skills by organizing peer tutoring, study groups, and drop-in tutoring and by offering professional one-on-one and small-group academic support. SAS collaborates with other campus offices and faculty to support Skidmore students with specific responsibility for international students, English Language Learners, students of color, student-athletes, and students with disabilities.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



61% female
39% male
68% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Some people stereotype Skidmore as a "hipster" school ("you see a lot of people chain-smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee out of mason jars, and wearing torn-up ‘vintage' clothing), though there is also an athlete contingent in the mix. Generally, "everyone gets along pretty well." Students are "very openminded," and everyone can find a niche here. "We love people who think creatively and critically while accepting any weirdness that comes with those traits," says a student. Many agree that "while there is a lot of intellectual diversity, Skidmore could definitely make more of an effort to include more diverse backgrounds."


From The School


Skidmore truly offers the best of both worlds—a beautiful, safe, and expansive campus and an active, thriving hometown in Saratoga Springs, one of the most interesting and vibrant small cities in the US. Famed for its “health, history, and horses,” Saratoga Springs is a popular year-round cultural and tourist destination. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Opera Saratoga, and is a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians. And downtown Saratoga is brimming with galleries, museums, shops, coffeehouses, bistros, and restaurants. No wonder Travel & Leisure named it the sixth-best college town in the nation. The city’s location near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains puts an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities within an hour’s drive, including great downhill and Nordic skiing. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are each approximately 180 miles from campus.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Skidmore’s 900-acre campus offers buildings that are designed and arranged to blend with the natural surroundings and to foster intellectual and social interaction. The newest academic building, the Arthur Zankel Music Center, features a spectacular 600-seat recital hall and a state-of-the-art recording studio. The beautifully renovated Murray-Aikins Dining Hall boasts a variety of food stations and intimate seating arrangements. On the residential side, the Sussman Village Apartment project was completed in late 2013, enabling 90% of Skidmore’s student body to reside on campus. And field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and softball venues have all been recently outfitted with the latest turf fields.

In 2014, Skidmore installed a solar array that meets 12% of Skidmore’s electricity needs. Also in 2014, Skidmore began receiving 18% of its electricity needs through a micro-hydro facility. Forty-five percent of Skidmore’s heating and cooling needs come through geothermal energy, the most of any organization in the region. Soon more than half of campus building space will be heated and cooled through geothermal energy, with a goal of 60% by 2025.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Skidmore offers bachelor degrees in the following 43 majors: American studies, anthropology, art (studio), art history, Asian studies, biology, business (business-French, business-German, business-Spanish, and business-political science), chemistry, classics, computer science, dance, economics, education studies, English, environmental science, environmental studies, exercise science, French, gender studies, geosciences, German, history, international affairs, mathematics, music, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, political science (political science-French, political science-German, and political science-Spanish), psychology, religious studies, a self-determined major, social work, sociology, Spanish, and theater.

Most majors have minors. Others include arts administration, Chinese, intergroup relations, Italian, Japanese, Latin American studies, and media and film studies.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Students Say

Located in "the city in the country" in upstate Saratoga Springs, New York (a "horse town" due to the famed racetracks), Skidmore is "very close to the Adirondacks and beautiful hiking." Downtown is just a 15-minute walk from campus, and people often make a quick trip to nearby Lake George or to the mall. Aside from all the events going on, it's also great "to just sit on the main lawn with a group of friends, pretend to do work or actually do work, chat about nothing in particular, people watch, play Frisbee, enjoy the live music and the beautiful weather."

The excellent first-year experience kicks off the Skidmore love-fest; it helps that the school is "just the right size" so that "you still meet new people, but it's small enough to make you feel comfortable." The "diverse and abundant club opportunities" offer many outlets for creativity, as "we have a capella groups (five), comedy groups (three), writing clubs (two), and dance troupes (two)." During the week people don't typically party, it's "more a time for extracurriculars and school work"; however on the weekends, "the bar scene is very popular as well as apartment parties" and "everyone smokes weed." The arts are also a huge draw if substances aren't your thing, and "there's always plays and shows to go to."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Thoroughbreds)
10 Sports

Crew Rowing
Ice Hockey
Women's Sports (Thoroughbreds)
11 Sports

Crew Rowing
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey

Student Services

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Siena College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, HP, and Apple educational discount

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Mary Lou Bates
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Office of Admissions
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Williamson Sports Center
Lucy Scribner Library
Case Student Center
Northwoods Village Apartments
Murray-Atkins Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
National Museum of Dance
NYRA (New York Racing Association) Race Course
Saratoga Farmers' Market

Campus Tours

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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Varies with season

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Contact Admissions Office


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Albany airport is 25 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
You have some very interesting choices in Saratoga Springs, but beware: The rates skyrocket in August with the racing season. You'll probably enjoy staying on the main drag, Broadway, where you can rub shoulders with the college students and get a good feel for the social life in Saratoga Springs. Just 5 minutes from the college is the Inn at Saratoga (231 Broadway; 518-583-1890), a historic Victorian structure with 34 rooms. Rates range from moderate to expensive and include continental breakfast. The Adelphi Hotel (365 Broadway; 518-587-4688), open from May through October (weekends only in May), ranges from moderate to very expensive. Prime Hotel (534 Broadway; 518-584-4000) is a good modern pick with an indoor pool, sauna, weight room, and tennis and golf privileges. Rates range from moderate to expensive. The Holiday Inn (232 Broadway; 518-584-5000) is another safe bet. One of the majestic old resort hotels, the Gideon Putnam Hotel (Saratoga Spa State Park; 518-584-3000) stands amidst 1,500 acres, with loads of activities including golf, swimming, tennis, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating. They even have mineral baths. Rates vary with the season, from moderate to expensive. Bed-and-breakfasts abound. Westchester House (102 Lincoln Ave.; 518-587-7613) has 7 guest rooms. Eddy House (Nelson and Crescent Aves.; 518-587-2340) has 5 rooms, with prices in the moderate to expensive range. Six Sisters Bed and Breakfast (149 Union Ave.; 518-583-1173) is 10 minutes from campus (as are the others), and the prices vary from moderate to expensive. Inexpensive accommodations can be found at the Grand Union (92 S. Broadway; 518-584-9000), about a mile from Skidmore.

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