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Forbes gives Skidmore an 'A'

July 7, 2016

Choosing a college may seem simple on the surface. But it gets complicated fast when finances, on-campus opportunities, housing, dining options, and the all-important academics come into the equation. This year in Forbes.com’s national assessment of these categories, Skidmore earned top scores again.

Best colleges of 2016Forbes’s 2016 Financial Grade Report Card measures the “fiscal soundness of some 900 four-year, private, not-for-profit colleges with at least 500 students.” Factoring elements including admissions yield and the percentage of first-year students who receive grants, Forbes gave Skidmore a 3.65 GPA, or a solid A grade. Skidmore was again complimented for the success of its students in Forbes' 2016 Show Me the Money Schools report, ranked at 62.

In another Forbes ranking, Top Colleges of 2016 -- evaluating postgraduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, graduation rate, and academic success -- Skidmore was ranked number 85. Forbes also released America's Best Value Colleges, naming Skidmore amongst the top 150.

Skidmore has also been recognized recently by U.S. News and World Report, as well as by Niche and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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