Here are the demographics for Skidmore College Students
Enrollment: approximately 2,500 students from 44 states and 59 countries
Gender Mix: 40% men, 60% women
Diversity: Domestic students of color: 22%; international students: 11%; students with dual passports: 5%; first-generation college students: 13%
Retention Rate: 95% (fall to fall)
APPLICATION DEADLINES 2022-2023
Early Decision I - November 15
Notification Date: December 15
Early Decision II - January 15
Notification Date: February 15
Regular Decision - January 15
Notification Date: Mid-March
In order to be considered for the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), you must be a resident of New York State and:
- Possess a high school equivalency diploma, or the equivalent of a GED
- Meet program academic criteria
- Meet program economic guidelines
The average academic profile for potential HEOP/AOP students is:
High School Average
High School Need/Resource Capacity
Low to High
Low to Average
SAT Scores** (If submitted)
ACT Scores** (If submitted)
Overall Regents Exam Average
**Skidmore College went SAT/ACT Optional in 2016 +Allows flexibility in offsetting high/low scores in other areas.
This profile serves as a guide. There are several factors that are weighed in determining
program eligibility; academic growth, test taking abilities, attendance, personal
support systems, community involvement, special talents and motivation to succeed.
A personal interview is required for HEOP transfer students. Interviews are optional for first-year prospective students.
HEOP Income Guidelines - 2022-2023
2022-23 Higher Education Opportunity Program Guidelines*
# in household Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)1 2021 HEOP Guidelines (185% of FPG)
Persons in Family/Household
NYS Family Income Poverty x 185%
* 2022 HEOP Guidelines are determined based on 2021 household income (prior-prior) and 2022 HHS/NPG.
For families/households with 8+ people $8,732 was added to the amount for each additional
1 Poverty Guidelines 2023-2024
If you have questions or concern regarding the Admissions process for HEOP at Skidmore College, please contact Kelli Rouse, Director.