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How Well Is Skidmore College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Skidmore College was awarded 253 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general dance.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Skidmore is ranked #136 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Skidmore is also ranked #16 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Skidmore?

Acceptance Rate

Skidmore College has an acceptance rate of 32%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Skidmore.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Skidmore submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 610 and 703.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Skidmore College  ( 610 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 610 to 703 )
Skidmore received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Skidmore College  ( 27 to 31 )

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Skidmore College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Skidmore is an impressive 8 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Skidmore College is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Skidmore College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Skidmore College has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Skidmore for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Skidmore College.

Skidmore College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,582 undergraduates at Skidmore with 2,510 being full-time and 72 being part-time.

How Much Does Skidmore College Cost?

The overall average net price of Skidmore is $27,197. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Skidmore

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,372 $13,986 $13,787 $25,087 $44,963

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Skidmore, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Skidmore, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,245 a year. That adds up to $28,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Skidmore is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Skidmore Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Skidmore make about $49,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Skidmore graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Skidmore College

Skidmore College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Saratoga Springs is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Skidmore are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-580-5000

Skidmore College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Skidmore College. Of these students, 704 received undergraduate degrees and 1 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 103 $47,494
Fine & Studio Arts 58 $27,669
General English Literature 53 $27,494
Political Science & Government 47 $31,127
Economics 37 $51,273
Natural Resources Conservation 31 NA
General Biology 29 $29,141
Sociology 25 $24,421
History 24 NA
Computer Information Systems 22 $44,971

Learn more about the majors offered at Skidmore College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Skidmore

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 2,464 students took at least one online class at Skidmore College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,464 318
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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