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Skidmore College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1903
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,759
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $222,050,000
Admissions Address

815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary Lou W. Bates
Admissions office telephone: (518) 580-5570
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/inquire/apply.htm Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 0 4
Mathematics 0 4
Science 0 4
Lab 0 3
Foreign language 0 4
Social studies 0 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 39%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 58%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 37%
Total applicants: 6,652
Total acceptances: 2,578
Total freshman enrollment: 672
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 37%
Male applicants: 2,219
Male acceptances: 993
Male freshman enrollment: 284
Female applicants: 4,433
Female acceptances: 1,585
Female freshman enrollment: 388
Out-of-state freshmen: 68%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,394
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 877
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 82%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 27%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 83%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 680
Math: 580 – 670
Combined: 1160 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.0% 16.9%
600-699 52.7% 50.6%
500-599 26.6% 28.5%
400-499 4.9% 4.0%
300-399 0.8% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 22%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.7% N/A N/A
24-29 70.7% N/A N/A
18-23 10.6% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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