Skidmore College is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational school in Saratoga Springs, New York. Here, Creative Thought Matters.
Skidmore has a “do both” mentality that fuels curiosity and creativity. Interdisciplinary study allows students to open their minds and connect different ideas. At Skidmore, no one discipline dominates. Rather, students are encouraged to combine different modes of thinking and ideas from multiple fields. Skidmore’s intentionally broad, flexible, and supportive educational experience makes it easy for students to dive into a singular passion or mix and match what matters to them by adding a minor, pursuing a double major, or creating an altogether different path.
Skidmore strives to prepare liberally educated graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to make the choices required of informed, responsible, and globally and interculturally aware citizens. They seek to build a community centered on mutual respect and openness to ideas — one in which individuals value cultural and intellectual diversity and share responsibility for creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment. Skidmore is a place where individual expression and collaboration work in harmony. With 19 varsity athletic teams and more than 100 student-run clubs — including dozens of sustainability, health, and wellness programs — students are invited to explore the unexpected.
Opportunities for off-campus study, exchange, and civic engagement abound, and Skidmore's Career Development Center is committed to supporting all students and alumni through the creative process of integrating their liberal arts education and experiences into a satisfying career. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio and direct access to an array of peer mentors, career coaches, engaged alumni, and health and wellness counselors, students have a team of people supporting them in every endeavor, every step of the way.