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Creative Thought Matters

       “Creative thought matters is Skidmore’s slogan, and students                        Sampling of Graduate Schools
        echo it frequently enough to convince us that it’s more than                       Attended
                                                                                           Boston University
                your standard college hype.” Princeton Review                              Cambridge (England)
    Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y., cosmopolitan city of 30,000 about 30 minutes         Cornell
    north of Albany and three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal               Emory
                                                                                           Georgetown Medical School
    Founded: 1903; became a four-year liberal arts college in 1922
    Campus: 890 acres                                                                      London School of Economics
    Program: Four-year, private, nondenominational, coeducational, liberal arts            NYU
    Degrees: B.A., B.S., M.A. (master of arts in liberal studies)                          Oxford (England)
    Courses Offered: More than 1,000                                                       Pratt Institute
    Enrollment: Approximately 2,400 students from 40 states and 40 countries               Stanford
    Gender Mix: 41% men, 59% women                                                         U Penn

    Students of Color: 20%                                                                 Majors
    Class Size: Average is 17; more than 93% of classes have fewer than 30 students,       American Studies
    and 1% have more than 50                                                               Anthropology
                                                                                           Art (Studio)
    Admission: Highly competitive; over the last three years, Skidmore has received        Art History
    between 5,800 and 7,400 applications annually for first-year classes targeted at 650   Asian Studies
    (including 36 students spending their first semester in London); an average of 40%     Biology
    of applicants have been offered admission; an average of 38% have enrolled Early       •Biology-Philosophy
    Decision; median SAT and ACT scores have ranged from 1300 to 1320, and 29 to 30.       Business
    Faculty: 248 full-time; 84% hold the doctoral or highest degree in their fields        •Business-French
    Student-Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
    Off-Campus Study: Skidmore runs programs in Paris, Madrid, Alcalá, London,             •Business-Economics
    and Beijing, and also provides support for an additional 140 approved programs         •Business-Government
    abroad, as well as 200 domestic options through National Student Exchange.             •Business-Mathematics
    Student Clubs and Organizations: approximately 100
    Men’s and Women’s Varsity Sports: 19                                                   Computer Science
    Club and Intramural Sports: approximately 20                                           Dance
                                                                                           •Dance Theater
    Most Popular Majors                                                                    Economics
    English                                                                                •Economics-Sociology
    Government                                                                             Education Studies
    Management and Business                                                                English
    Psychology                                                                             •English-French
    Studio Art                                                                                                     continued on reverse

              Skidmore College • Office of Admissions • 815 North Broadway • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632
                          518-580-5570 • 800-867-6007 • admissions@skidmore.edu • www.skidmore.edu
Creative Thought Matters
                           •English-German                                 Honors Forum                                     Opportunity Program at Skidmore
                           •English-Spanish                                Collaborative research (faculty-                 College: For information on Skidmore’s
                           •English-Philosophy                                 student summer program)                      Higher Education Opportunity Program
                           Environmental Studies                           International and domestic                       (HEOP) and Academic Opportunity Program
                           Exercise Science                                    off-campus study options                     (AOP), please contact Admissions.
                           French Area Studies                             Student Clubs/Organizations                      Merit-based Scholarships
                           Gender Studies                                  Skidmore has an active co-curricular life.       Porter Presidential Scholarship in
                           Geosciences                                     Some of the 100 clubs and organizations:         Science and Mathematics
                           German                                          Breakbeats, Lively Lucy’s Coffeehouse,               $15,000 annually ($60,000 over four
                           Government                                      Skidomedy, SkidTV, WSPN Radio, Hillel,               years)—to five to seven students
                           •Government-French                              Alpine Skiing, Outing Club, Bandersnatchers      Filene Music Scholarship
                           •Government-German                              (a cappella), Lift Every Voice (gospel choir),       $12,000 annually ($48,000 over four
                           •Government-Spanish                             El Club Espanol, Pre-med, Asian Cultural             years)—to four students
                           •Government-History                             Association, Hip Hop Alliance, International
                           •Government-Philosophy                          Student Union, Benef-Action (student volun-      Costs 2011–2012
                           History                                         teer network), Environmental Action Club.        $41,520 tuition; $860 fees; $6,684 room;
                           •History-Philosophy                                                                              and $4,620 board
                           International Affairs                           Intercollegiate Varsity Sports
                           Mathematics                                     (NCAA Division III)                              Visits and Interviews
                           Music                                           Baseball (men)                                   Skidmore welcomes visits, especially May
                           Neuroscience                                    Basketball (men, women)                          through January. Interviews are offered
                           Philosophy                                      Field Hockey (women)                             weekdays and on Saturday mornings from
                           Physics                                         Golf (men)                                       September through January, and in April,
                           Psychology                                      Ice Hockey (men)                                 July, and August. Appointments: 800-867-
                           •Psychology-Sociology                           Lacrosse (men, women)                            6007 or 518-580-5570.
                           Religious Studies                               Riding (women)
                           Self-Determined Major                           Rowing (men, women)                              Key Dates
                           Social Work                                     Soccer (men, women)                              November 15: Application deadline for
                           Sociology                                       Softball (women)                                    Round I Early Decision
                           •Sociology-Anthropology                         Swimming and Diving                              January 15: Application deadline for
                           Spanish                                         (men, women)                                        Regular Admission
                           Theater                                         Tennis (men, women)                              January 15: Application deadline for
                                                                           Volleyball (women)                                  Round II Early Decision
                           Minors                                                                                           April 1: Application deadline for fall
                           Most majors have corresponding minors.          Financial Aid                                       Transfer Admission
                           Minors are also available in arts administra-   More than half of Skidmore’s students
                           tion, early childhood education, Italian, and   receive some form of financial assistance.       Directions: Take Interstate 87 (the Adiron-
                           Latin American studies.                         Aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated      dack Northway) to Exit 14 and head west
                                                                           financial need and is provided in the form of    toward downtown Saratoga Springs on
                           Special Academic Options                        a student-aid “package” that usually includes    Union Avenue. Where Union ends at Circu-
                           Pre-medical program                             a grant, campus job, and loan. The Admissions    lar Street, take a right. Then take your first
                           Pre-law advising                                Committee makes every effort to meet the         left onto Spring Street. At the first stoplight,
                           4+1 M.B.A. programs                             demonstrated need of all admitted                take a right onto Broadway and go straight
                               (Clarkson, Union Graduate                   candidates.                                      through six traffic lights onto N. Broadway.
                               College)                                                                                     Proceed one-half mile to the Skidmore
                           3+2 dual degree engineering                     Quick Facts                                      campus. (The Admissions Office is on the
                               programs (Clarkson,                         Skidmore annually gives approximately            right just past the College’s main entrance.)
                               Dartmouth, RPI)                                $40 million in financial aid.
                           4+1 M.A.T. program (Union                       The average 2010–2011 freshman financial
                               College)                                       aid package: $35,750.
                           4+1 / 4+2 dual degree                           Range of packages: $2,000 to $55,000.
                               programs in physical and occupational       44% of students receive need-based grants.
                               therapy (Sage Graduate School)              52% receive some form of financial aid.
                           Internships (for academic credit)
                           More than 50 service-learning courses

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