Student-Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Average Class Size: 16; more than 93% of classes have fewer than 30 students, and 1% have more than 50
Off-Campus Study: Skidmore runs programs in Paris, Madrid, Alcala, London, Beijing, and Shanghai, and provides support for an additional 130 approved program abroad, as well as domestic options through National Student Exchange. 64% of students study abroad during their time at Skidmore.
Degrees: B.A., B.S., M.A. (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
Academic Departments: 43
Most Popular Majors: Business, English, Art, Government
Courses Offered: More than 1,000
Faculty-student collaborative research: Annually, nearly 500 students (20% of the student body) engage in research with a faculty mentor, including participating in the Summer Student-Faculty Research Program
Internships: Annually, 150 students participate in credit-bearing internships or practicums, more than half of which are funded by Skidmore; 38% of students participate in an internship during their Skidmore career.
Service Learning: Nearly 70% of students take at least one service-learning course while at Skidmore.
Periclean Honors Forum: 250 students are members of this enhanced intellectual community that sponsors the annual Academic Festival.
Independent projects, capstones, and theses: Skidmore students complete one of these culminating projects in their major - 52% senior capstone, 25% independent study, and 22% senior thesis or advanced research project.
Preprofessional and Cooperative Programs: premedical advising, 4+1 M.B.A. programs, 4+1 M.S.A. and 4+1 M.S.F. programs, 3+2
dual-degree engineering programs, a 4+2 M.S. program for occupational therapy, a 4+3
doctorate in physical therapy, a B.S.N. program for nursing, and an M.S. program in
accountancy are all available with partner institutions.
Of the 245 full-time Skidmore faculty members, 86% hold the highest degree in their fields. 59% are female, 41% male; 16% are of color or international.
Skidmore’s faculty is deeply committed to working collaboratively with students. In 2013, 85 students worked intensively with 46 faculty members on nearly 60 summer-long research projects in a wide range of disciplines.
Faculty have received grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, G.E. Global Research, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Research Corporation, Bender Scientific Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Getty Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and more.
Faculty have won major awards including MacArthur, Guggenheim, Peabody, Pulitzer, and Emmy, as well as the Franklin and Marshall Fellowship and American Academy in Rome Fellowship.