Skidmore at a glance
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, a city of 30,000 located 30 miles from Albany and three
hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal
Program: four-year private, nondenominational, coeducational, liberal arts
Degrees: bachelor of arts, bachelor of science
Majors: 43; most popular are business, English, psychology, political science, economics,
studio art, theater, biology and environmental studies
Athletics: 19 varsity teams; 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.
Sustainability: 40% of campus buildings are geothermally heated and cooled; 23% of campus electricity
powered by our own solar field and hydroelectric dam; 94/100 Green Rating from the
Faculty: 304 full-time; 87% hold the doctoral or highest degree in their fields
Admissions: In 2018, Skidmore received nearly 11,000 applications for a first-year class of 690.
50% enrolled through Early Decision. The acceptance rate was 27%.
Student-faculty ratio: 8-to-1
Average class size: 16 students; 94% have fewer than 30 students
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