There would be no Skidmore College were it not for a frail lady with a will of iron who came to Saratoga Springs in 1900 to take the healing waters, fell in love with the charms of the unique resort town and decided to remain.
Skidmore offers 44 B.A. and B.S. degrees, and the liberal arts make it easy to connect different majors, minors and passions. Here, you’re empowered to follow your own path and gain the knowledge you need to pursue a fulfilling life in a continually changing world.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Skidmore College conducts research that supports the College's mission of preparing liberally educated graduates. Research informed by the College's goals, aspirations, and strategic priorities assists the College's administrative and faculty leadership in planning, decision-making, resource allocation and policy development. The findings from OIR studies and assessments support continuing efforts to sustain and improve the educational quality and operational effectiveness of Skidmore College.
Nearly 75% of students complete one internship or professional experience before graduating, and hundreds more are involved in professional-level research before graduation. No matter your goal, there’s no shortage of connections or opportunities to get you there.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The Office of Student Diversity Programs advises and facilitates diversity-focused student organizations and collaborates with academic and other departmental programs concerned with diversity.
Let’s just say, there’s a reason 90% of Skidmore students choose to live on campus — our picturesque landscape is captivating, our dining hall is award-winning, our facilities are fueled by green energy, and Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga one of “America’s best college towns.”
Located at the heart of the Skidmore College campus, the Lucy Scribner Library offers a comfortable and productive environment designed for research and collaboration. The Library was built in 1966 and most recently renovated in 2012, which enhanced the library’s services by adding new seating areas, study carrels, and group study rooms.
The Charlotte M. Lanzit Center for Computers and Writing (Palamountain Hall 302) provides students with a comfortable environment in which to use computers for academic or personal writing projects. The center is one of the fully networked computer labs on campus and provides students resources to compose, revise, and print their work.
Skidmore College Health Services provides accessible, caring, high-quality, cost-effective health care to a diverse student population. Health Services partners with students, their primary care providers, the campus community and the greater Saratoga Springs healthcare community.
Campus life is special at a small, residential college. Inside the "Skidmore bubble" is the place where students study, eat, sleep, and immerse themselves in college co-curricular life. Through participation in student government, on college committees, in orientation programs, student clubs and organizations, retreats, trainings, and volunteer work, students acquire the skills of leadership, strategic planning, and collaboration and cooperation with people of different perspectives and backgrounds. Co-curricular life is a place where students get to apply what they learn in the classroom, express the values and commitments central to their identities, and develop the core skills and dispositions informed.
Athletics: 19 varsity teams; a founding member of the Liberty League and a member of NCAA Division III, the New England Hockey Conference and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
International Student Union (ISU) members come from all corners of the world. We serve to promote a sense of community and cultural understanding among international and American students at Skidmore; develop activities to increase intercultural exchange and international awareness; serve as consultants to international students; and provide opportunities for Skidmore College students to explore their leadership potentials.
Great professors that show genuine interest for their students, both academically and at a personal level.
I really enjoyed the academic experience at Skidmore, but I did at times feel like it was too small of a community
Skidmore offered me great academic opportunities