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Rank: 229

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NYwww.skidmore.edu/
Skidmore College's slogan, "Creative Thought Matters," seems to permeate all facets of academic and campus life. With an eclectic list of classes, an artsy student body of about 2,500, and a home in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore is just about the quintessential Northeast liberal arts college. Professors are extremely accessible (many students have done house-sitting gigs and walked their professors' dogs), and they tend to voice their opinions as loudly as the students themselves. Academics are rigorous, and the art and science programs are some of the best in the Northeast. As far as diversity goes, you'll often hear the complaint that the school is too homogeneous: geographically, ethnically, or in terms of financial background. The school provides a lot of weekend entertainment in the way of concerts, theater, improv comedy, and film. Every spring, right before final exams, the campus celebrates Fun Day, an outdoor party replete with games, food, and music. The charming downtown of Saratoga Springs is handy for students looking for an off-campus excursion.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$71,100
% of students who get any grants
45%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,700
Average price for low-income students
$11,100
admissions
Acceptance rate
29%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/28
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,835
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
94%
% of students who get merit* grants
0%
Average merit grant
$12,800
student success
Graduation rate
89%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 3 years
$51,200
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
44%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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