Skidmore College

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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