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Skidmore College
Life at Skidmore

From your first day, you'll notice it: This is a place that brings things together. The arts and the sciences, research and athletics, in the classroom and out in Saratoga Springs, you'll find an experience like no other.

First Year Experience


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Admissions Resources
Getting into Skidmore.

Skidmore seeks students with strong academic ability, intellectual curiosity, creativity, open-mindedness, a commitment to learning, and a desire to contribute to a community committed to intellectual and personal integrity and citizenship.

Tuition & Aid

First-Year Applicants

International Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Dates & Deadlines

Student Life
Living at Skidmore.

In our tight-knit community, you'll find there's always something to do, someplace to explore, and people up for what's next. Living on campus keeps you right at the heart of what's going on in our community.

Residential Life

Dining Services

Student Affairs


Visit Us
There's always more to explore

With 1,000 acres of beautiful, safe, sprawling campus, there's a lot of ground to cover. Not to mention our perfect college town, Saratoga Springs. So plan a visit and see all the things that make Skidmore the ideal location for creative thought to thrive.


Need help making a major decision?

Still deciding what you want to study? Or maybe you know exactly what you'll be, and how you'll make your mark on the world? Wherever you are in the process, just know we're here to work with you to find the best fit for you.

Majors & Minors


Skidmore Facts
Courses Offered
Student-Faculty Ratio
Average First-Year Aid
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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