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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NYhttps://www.skidmore.edu/
Skidmore College's slogan, "Creative Thought Matters," seems to permeate all facets of academic and campus life. With an eclectic list of classes, an artsy student body of about 2,500, and a home in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore is just about the quintessential Northeast liberal arts college. Professors are extremely accessible (some students have done house-sitting gigs and walked their professors' dogs), and they tend to voice their opinions as loudly as the students themselves. Academics are rigorous, and the art and science programs are some of the best in the Northeast. As far as diversity goes, you'll often hear the complaint that the school is too homogeneous: geographically, ethnically, or in terms of financial background. The school provides a lot of weekend entertainment in the way of concerts, theater, improv comedy, and film. Every spring, right before final exams, the campus celebrates Fun Day, an outdoor party replete with games, food, and music as a last hurrah for the semester. The charming downtown of Saratoga Springs is available for students looking for an off-campus excursion.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$72,500
% of students who get any grants
45%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$27,000
Average price for low-income students
$9,060
admissions
Acceptance rate
25%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1300/29
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,659
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
94%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
$13,250
student success
Graduation rate
87%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 3 years
$52,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
44%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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