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How Well Is Skidmore College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 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 37 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Skidmore landed the #96 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Skidmore also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Skidmore College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Skidmore?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Skidmore since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 25%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 42% 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 595 and 700.

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

SAT Math Scores for Skidmore College  ( 595 to 700 )
Skidmore received ACT scores from 37% 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 )

Learn more about Skidmore College admissions.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Skidmore College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 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 83%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Skidmore

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,662 undergraduates at Skidmore with 2,622 being full-time and 40 being part-time.

Skidmore Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.45 out of 100, Skidmore is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Skidmore College Cost?

The overall average net price of Skidmore is $27,433. 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 +
$9,801 $14,177 $14,141 $26,171 $47,121

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Skidmore, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,098 a year. That adds up to $20,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Skidmore is 2.0%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Skidmore with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,700 in their early years. 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.


See which majors at Skidmore College make the most money.

Location of Skidmore College

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

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Location of Skidmore College

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, 717 received undergraduate degrees and 2 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 93 $42,700
General Psychology 73 $33,300
General English Literature 49 $23,600
Economics 44 $41,400
Fine & Studio Arts 41 $24,600
Political Science & Government 37 $28,200
International Relations & National Security 29 NA
Sociology 26 NA
Mathematics 24 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 23 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Skidmore College.

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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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