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Creative
Thought
Matters

We believe that every life is made more profound with creativity at its core.

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Study what speaks to you
 
 
Curriculum
No matter what discipline you pursue, you'll look at it from every angle, connecting different modes of thinking and unrelated ideas. Choose a major, combine interests, or forge your own path altogether.
Find yourself here
 
 
Campus
With award-winning dining and dorms, the perfect college town, and 1,000 acres of natural beauty – there’s a lot of ground to cover. But, like any home, our campus is both a comfortable place to return to and a launchpad for exploring the world around you.
Join a community of individuals
 
 
Community
Welcome to a place thriving with individual expressions, and a unique setting where they all work together. With hundreds of student-run clubs, including dozens of sustainability, health, and wellness programs–you’re invited to explore your unexpected.
Create your difference
 
 
Careers
No matter what you’re meant to be, do, or inspire, Skidmore is the start of your path to a life of purpose. Here, you’ll find personalized, on-campus resources to explore what’s possible, define your vision, and jump-start your life’s work.
 
 
Sustainability
It's much more than "going green."

We’re completely committed to environmental action. From our own solar field and 29 buildings with geothermal heating and cooling, to student-run composting, gardens, and more–we’re doing it ourselves so our ecosystems, and those beyond them, can reap immediate benefits.

Skidmore Facts
$44,000
Average First-year Skidmore Grant
40+
Majors & Minors
100+
Clubs and Organizations
8:1
Student-faculty ratio
Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Courtney Mattison
'08
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"I had the unique freedom at Skidmore to dive into a major of my own design, where I could investigate how art and marine biology inform one another. The chance to go crazy and study my exact interests was incredible."
Courtney Mattison '08
Artist and Ocean Advocate
Dan Marino
'06
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"Study what excites you. Don't worry how different two areas of study appear. There's always a connection to be made or a new idea sparked. Find something that excites, and you'll use your liberal arts education."
Dan Marino ‘06
Head of Operations, Freight Farms
Christina Ryba
'98
  • Courtney Mattison
  • Dan Marino
  • Christina Ryba
"Even though I was an economics major, I was also able to take piano lessons each semester and play the viola in the orchestra. I recommend that you enjoy all of the diverse course offerings that Skidmore has to offer."
Christina Ryba ’98
NYS Supreme Court Judge