Skidmore College

Academic Highlights

  • liberal arts education at Skidmore embraces creative thought and thinking across boundaries because they believe these are some of the most powerful ways to change the world and develop a happier, healthier, and more inclusive society.

  • Students can choose from 40+ majors (most have minors) and nine unique minors. Also available are dual-degree programs in engineering, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy, as well as affiliated master’s programs in medicine, teaching, and business. Learn more here.

  • The College’s student-to-faculty ratio is 8-to-1, with an average class size of 16 students. Every Skidmore class is taught by a faculty member, and 80% of faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields.

  • The First-Year Experience (FYE) at Skidmore provides information and support to new students as they prepare for their arrival and navigate their first year of college. Central to FYE are Scribner Seminars — taught by faculty from virtually every discipline to highlight their own intellectual curiosities and passions and help students explore ideas, challenge assumptions, and gain first-hand experience of faculty expectations of academic rigor and excellence.

  • Students enhance class and lab work in their majors through breadth of study requirements, research, civic engagement and sustainability courses, internships, entrepreneurial competitions, capstones, performances, and more.

  • Annually, 20% of the student body engages in collaborative research projects with a faculty mentor, many of them funded by the College. During their Skidmore career, 85% of students complete an internship, and 75% complete more than one. Pre-professional advising is available for a variety of fields, including engineering, health sciences, and law.

  • About 50% of students study abroad, choosing from 120 programs in 45 countries, including four Skidmore-run programs, faculty-led travel seminars, and an exchange program with Spelman College. (And your financial aid travels with you!)

  • All students and alumni have lifetime access to the Skidmore Career Development Center.

  • Skidmore graduates are making a difference in the world in a variety of ways. See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work.