General Information About Skidmore College
Mission Statement The principal mission of Skidmore College is the education of predominantly full-time undergraduates, a diverse population of talented students who are eager to engage actively in the learning process. The college seeks to prepare liberally educated graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens. Skidmore faculty and staff create a challenging yet supportive environment that cultivates students’ intellectual and personal excellence, encouraging them to expand their expectations of themselves while they enrich their academic understanding. In keeping with the college’s founding principle of linking theoretical with applied learning, the Skidmore curriculum balances a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences with preparation for professions, careers, and community leadership. Education in the classroom, laboratory, and studio is enhanced by cocurricular and field experience opportunities of broad scope. Underpinning the entire enterprise are faculty members’ scholarly and creative interests, which inform their teaching and contribute, in the largest sense, to the advancement of learning. The college also embraces its responsibility as an educational and cultural resource for alumni and for a host of nontraditional student populations, and for providing educational leadership in the Capital District and beyond.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Suburb: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 6,371 Percent Admitted 42% Men Admitted 48% Women Admitted 40% Full Time Retention Rate 95%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 580 680 Math 590 670 Writing 590 690
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 26 29 English 26 32 Math 25 29 Writing 8 10
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,972 Native American 15.0 Asian 240.0 African American 99.0 Hispanic 138.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,690 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0