Skidmore College

Skidmore College

Skidmore College is located in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. It was established in 1903 by Lucy Skidmore Scribner to meet the educational needs of women in the Saratoga Springs area. This college offers degrees and certificate programs in a wide range of subjects including management and business, computer science, neuroscience, business, education studies, and religion.

The men's sports teams participate in basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, baseball, ice hockey, golf, crew, soccer, and lacrosse. The women's teams participate in riding, field hockey, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, tennis, soccer, basketball and crew. Skidmore college is home to many student clubs and organizations includin the American Studies Club, Christian Fellowship, Environmental Action Club, Film Appreciation Troupe, International Affairs Club, Photography Club, and Pi Mu Epsilon.

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Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs , NY 12866
General Phone: (518) 580-5000

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Skidmore College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts272American studies, Asian studies, French studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Business and Management76business, business and related services
Fine Arts65art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Therapy and Counseling52psychology, psychology courses
Science35biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Drama and Performing Arts22dance, drama
Education and Teaching19elementary school teaching
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17exercise science
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental studies
Family and Social Work12social work
Music12music history and theory
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Skidmore College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree62841
Master's degree131

Skidmore College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Skidmore College had a total enrollment of 2,863 students (2,528 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 42%
20-21 42%
22-24 5%
25-29 2%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York32%
New Jersey10%
(International Students)4%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%

Skidmore College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Skidmore College Room and Board (2007)

Skidmore College offers campus housing for 2,045 of its 2,528 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Saratoga Springs, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 28 meals per week.

Skidmore College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580680
SAT Math590670
SAT Writing590690
ACT Verbal2632
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2629

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Skidmore College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,888
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,888
Room and board $ 10,378
Room charge $ 6,136
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,242
Books and supplies $ 1,085
Other expenses $ 1,150

Financial Aid:
Skidmore College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 281400)

Skidmore College Faculty

Skidmore College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year38$106,26121$105,804
Associate professoracademic year35$82,30836$80,854
Assistant professoracademic year29$58,32749$57,470
Instructoracademic year0*3$65,948
Lectureracademic year11$43,42815$47,872
No academic rankacademic year4$59,80017$46,065
All faculty totalacademic year117$79,719141$68,423

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Skidmore College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Skidmore College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music History, Literature, and Theory

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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