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Congress Park, in downtown Saratoga

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is an incredible place to spend four years.

A 10-minute walk from Skidmore puts you in the heart of a downtown brimming with galleries, clubs, shops (funky and major retail), coffeehouses and great restaurants. Legendary folk club Caffè Lena, where Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and Ani DiFranco per- formed, is a local favorite. So is Esperanto, co-founded by a Skidmore professor.

Location? Boston, New York City and Montreal are approximately a three-hour car ride from campus. And the nearby Adirondacks, Berkshires and Green Mountains provide amazing recreational opportunities.

There’s history too: famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield and the nation’s oldest and most beautiful thoroughbred racetrack. Culture? The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is summer home to the New York City Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra and is a performing venue for top musicians such as Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma and Dave Matthews.

"A perfect college town," Saratoga Springs is "extremely fun and accepting of college students," with "amazing restaurants" and plenty of shops. 

—Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review, 2013