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Incoming!

They’ve arrived with a bang, but they’re no bombs. Skidmore’s newest enrollees, selected from yet another huge applicant pool, include visitors from a dozen foreign countries, more students of color than in recent years, and another full complement of first-semester-in-London participants. (They also include two freshmen who were displaced from Tulane University when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans; Skidmore has waived their first-term tuition and fees. Other students from Gulf Coast colleges may be offered slots at Skidmore as well.)

The Class of ’09 at a glance:
Applicants: 6,056
Accepted: 2,643 (44%) Yield rate: 27%
Enrolled: 690
Students of color: 121 (17%)
Median SAT scores: 1250
Male/female ratio: 263/438 (38%/62%)
Homes: 32 US states, 13 foreign nations