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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 over 2,600, 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: All big events at Skidmore are going virtual this fall, Homecoming included, to minimize the number of visitors on campus. Classrooms, labs and other academic spots have been reconfigured for proper distancing, and face masks are required in public.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$73,600
% of students who get any grants
46%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,200
Average price for low-income students
$10,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
27%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1310/29
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
2,600
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
$15,300
student success
Graduation rate
86%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,000
Average salary within 5 years
$48,000
% earning more than $28,000
78%
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.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: All big events at Skidmore are going virtual this fall, Homecoming included, to minimize the number of visitors on campus. Classrooms, labs and other academic spots have been reconfigured for proper distancing, and face masks are required in public.

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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