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Skidmore College

Fast Facts about Skidmore

It’s impossible to capture all there is to know about Skidmore through a few facts, but here’s our quick snapshot of who we are. 

Costs and aid

2023–24 costs

$65,030 tuition and fees; $10,252 dorm, double room; and $7,088 meals

Financial aid

Skidmore annually provides nearly $70 million in financial aid. 52% of students received need-based grants, while 55% of students receive some form of financial aid. We also have $80,000 music (4-6 awards annually) and science-math (14-19 awarded annually) merit scholarships.



Four-year private, nondenominational, coeducational, liberal arts curriculum offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees


42. Most popular are business, psychology, English, economics, political science, studio art, and environmental sciences/studies


Most majors have corresponding minors. Minors are also available in arts administration; Black studies; Chinese; intergroup relations (IGR); Italian; Japanese; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx studies; media and film studies, and statistics.

Cooperative programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy with Sage Graduate School; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), New York University College of Nursing; Engineering Dual-Degree Program with Dartmouth College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Early Assurance Program, Albany Medical College4 + 1 Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program with Clarkson University; 4 + 1 MBA Program with Clarkson University and Rochester Institute of Technology); 4 + 1 Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.) Program with Syracuse University; 4 + 1 Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.) Program with Wake Forest University ; 4 + 1 Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) Program with Syracuse University ; Whitman MBA Advantage Program with Syracuse University

Off-campus study

More than 50% of Skidmore students study abroad at some point during their college years. Students can choose from 120 programs in 45 countries, including Skidmore-run programs in England, France, New Zealand and Spain.

Average class size

16 students; 94% have fewer than 30 students



Saratoga Springs, New York, a city of 30,000 located 30 miles from Albany, New York state’s capital, and a three-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Montreal


More than 1,200 tree-lined acres providing a beautifully landscaped, personal experience. 


All classes take place on campus and about 90% of students live on campus. 


37% of campus buildings are geothermally heated and cooled; 20% of campus electricity is powered by the combination of our own solar field (9%) and hydroelectric dam (11%). Completion of the new Center for Integrated Sciences (CIS) is expected to increase geothermal heating and cooling to 45%.



Approximately 2,700 students from 44 states and 65 countries


41% men, 59% women (3% identify as nonbinary); domestic students of color: 26%; international students: 9%; students with dual passports: 7%; first-generation college students: 13%


280 full-time; 80% hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields; the average student-faculty ratio is 8:1

Retention rate

93% (fall to fall)

Student clubs and organizations


Club and intramural sports



19 varsity teams; Skidmore is a founding member of the Liberty League and a member of NCAA Division III, the New England Hockey Conference and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.



All students and alumni have lifetime access to the Skidmore Career Development Center.

Student research

Annually, nearly 500 students (20% of the student body) engage in independent or professional-level research with a faculty mentor.


85% of students complete an internship during their Skidmore career (75% more than one).

Most recent class profile


  • 738 students
  • 12,144 applications
  • 2,784 admitted students
  • 23% acceptance rate
  • 45-54% of the entering class has come from Early Decision applications over the last five years.
  • 27% are domestic students of color
  • 12% first-generation students
  • 8% are international students
  • 24 countries and 35 states and the District of Columbia represented
  • 40% of students are male, 55% are female, 5% non-binary/other expression of gender
  • 50% received Skidmore financial aid grants

Article on the Class of 2027




Rankings & Awards

Skidmore is ranked a Best Value College by Kiplinger and Forbes, a Top Green College and a Top Great Financial Aid School by The Princeton Review, a Top Liberal Arts College by US News and more.