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Art and religion across the Himalayas
Rob Linrothe and Vajrasattva
First-year "ready" strikes new cord Freshmen tackle jazz and Katrina
Student-life coach Calhoun succeeds Oles as dean
Admissions up (and down) Class of 2012 stats
Trustee arrivals and honors Janet Lucas Whitman '59 assumes board chair
Sports and service team up T'breds help lead sports camps

Admissions ups (and down)

It was another banner year in admissions, with a record-high number of applications and record-low acceptance rate, as Skidmore continues to gain ground in selectivity. Median math-verbal SAT scores jumped ten points to 1260, after holding steady for the three previous years. And the yield rate (accepted students who choose to enroll) has broken the 30 percent mark. —PD

Class of 2012, by the numbers:

• Applications: 7,419

• Acceptance rate: 29%

• Yield: 30%

• Enrolled: 652 (619 on campus,
33 starting in London)

• Enrolled by Early Decision: 39%

• Men/women: 39%/61%

• Students of color: 21%

• Median SATs: 1260 math-verbal,
1900 math/verbal/writing

• Geographic origin: 38 states,
19 countries