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14 Reasons to love Skidmore

February 6, 2017

Whether it’s choosing the perfect major or the perfect cookie in D-hall, there are tons of reasons to love Skidmore College.

Here are 14:

  1. Our students are creative and diverse. Nearly 2,500 students from 70 countries and 45 states live on campus during the academic year. And we continue to grow. Last year’s incoming class broke application records, and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.

  2. We have Thoroughbred pride. Skidmore’s 19 intercollegiate teams hold numerous national championships and more than 30 Liberty League titles.

  3. Speaking of pride, we have more than 35,000 living alumni across the world.  #Skid4Life means lifelong friendship, and it all begins at Skidmore.

  4. More than 40 majors and 70 academic programs—including the first intergroup relations minor in the United States—makes Skidmore a great place to find your passion. It’s no surprise our students usually double-major and even add a minor.

  5. Students love getting involved. With more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus, our students find ways to give back, become leaders, and express their creativity.

  6. From the beauty of Case Green to new high-tech spaces, such as the upcoming Center for Integrated Sciences, Thoroughbreds young and old love our campus. Places like Falstaff’s and Lucy Scribner Library will always be campus favorites, but in the past few years, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, and the Zankel Music Center have become campus landmarks.

  7. Location, location, location. What better place to spend four years than Saratoga Springs? Princeton Review called it a “perfect college town,Money Magazine named it “one of the best college towns in the nation,” and Travel & Leisure calls it “one of America’s Greatest Main Streets.

  8. Creative Thought Matters. Creativity is in our DNA, our curriculum, and our community.  

  9. Student performances you can’t find anywhere else. The National College Comedy Festival was founded here in 1989 and Beatlemore Skidmania, though younger, is one of our greatest traditions. Both are entirely student-run!

  10. We eat well. An entire dinner dedicated to waffles to help student de-stress during finals week, a whole day dedicated to chicken fingers, theme dinners, and free cookies for anyone who takes a tour—it’s no wonder we came in at #10 for best college food in America.

  11. Entrepreneurship runs strong. Each semester, about 125 students in 20 teams prep and pitch real business plans for real company execs who grill and grade them on the spot. It’s an experience that bonds more than 7,000 Skidmore alumni and convinces many students to take up Skidmore’s most popular major.

  12. Strong leadership. With more than decade under the presidency of Philip A. Glotzbach, Skidmore has made great strides in securing a stronger financial foundation, improving the campus footprint, diversifying our student body, and increasing science literacy.

  13. It’s easy being green. About 40% of campus heating and cooling is now geothermal, with a goal of 50% by 2020. Our student-managed composting program has turned more than 40,000 pounds of waste into compost for the Community Garden and the garden has produced more than 5,000 pounds of food for the dining hall.

  14. Over the years, Skidmore has helped more than 1,400 individuals find love. Some fell in love on campus, and others decided to get married here. Happy Valentine’s Day to all the #SkidmoreSweethearts who have lived here, laughed here, and loved here.

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