Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

– Their motto is “Creative thought matters”
– Strong English program
– Strong Studio Art, Theatre, Dance and Music program
– Management and Business is their top major
– Biology program
– Saratoga Springs is a wonderful town for not only college students but for all
– Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Outdoors and in the middle of the state park. Performers from classical to pop to rock
– 2400 students
– Students are from all over the US, international community as well
– 1st year seminar – integral part of freshman year. 50 different courses to choose from. Live in the same residence hall as those in your class. Professor will be your advisor
– Students and faculty collaborate together
– DIII athletics, no football or track
– Blend of academics, the arts and athletics
– Rated 9th happiest college
– Live in the dorms the 1st couple of years and then you can move into the “ski chalet” type apartment style living
– Would like to see a balance in your high school curriculum
– GPA is recalculated for course rigor
– Applications read in partnership, read at least 2 times
– What do you do outside the classroom, are you involved in your community
– Common App exclusive, no supplemental essay
– Have Early Decision, I and II, 38% of class filled with ED pool
– Chances are better in the ED pool
– Study Abroad is encouraged, 60% participate, most students travel junior year
– Health Professional Advisory Committee – works with students who want to go into the health profession field (pre med…etc.)
– Accept Art supplements but not required
– Don’t apply for a specific major
– Really like demonstrated interest, coming to campus, if they visit come say hello, college fair, through interviewing (set up ahead a time-not required)
– Reading applications are need sensitive meaning that your financial need contributed to your admissions decision
– Meet 100% of demonstrated need through no loans except Federal Stafford loans

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