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Skidmore College
About Skidmore College


Skidmore College campus in the fall
Imagine yourself here.

Skidmore is a highly ranked, residential, liberal arts college situated on 1,200 acres of natural beauty in Saratoga Springs, New York.

With 2,700 students from 43 states/territories and 60 countries, 44 majors, more than 100 student clubs, funded research and internship opportunities, and 120 study abroad programs in 45 countries, it offers a dynamic college experience.

Consistently acclaimed in national rankings, Skidmore has been recognized as one of the "Nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges," one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges,” and a “Best Value” school.


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Students drumming on buckets at the Skidmore Club fair
Creativity is at our core.

It changes the way we think. It influences our work, our actions and the people we’re becoming. Creativity empowers us, drives us and opens us to combine different ideas, try new things and look at the world from a wide range of perspectives.

At Skidmore, no matter what you’re meant to be, do or inspire – Creative Thought Matters. And that makes all the difference.

Our philosophy

Skidmore student walking around Saratoga
The perfect college town.

Travel & Leisure calls it one of “America's best college towns.” We just call it home. Famed for its many festivals and charming traditions, Saratoga Springs is an ideal location for creative thought to thrive. Plus, it's only a short drive to the nearby Adirondacks, Berkshires and Green Mountains and just three hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal. 

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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: 44; most popular are business, psychology, English, political science, economics, and studio art.

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: 37% of campus buildings are geothermally heated and cooled; 19% of campus electricity powered by our own solar field and hydroelectric dam; 94/100 Green Rating from The Princeton Review

Faculty: 320 full-time; 80% hold the doctoral or highest degree in their fields

Admissions: In 2022, Skidmore received more than 13,000 applications for a first-year class of more than 700. Fifty percent enrolled through Early Decision. The acceptance rate was 26%.

Student-faculty ratio: 8-to-1

Average class size:16 students; 94% have fewer than 30 students


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