- Class: Senior
- Major: Art/Art History
- Gender: F
- High School: Northern Highlands Regional High School
- Transfer Student: N
Skidmore has a little over 2,000 students, which is the perfect amount if you are looking for a small school. The campus was built as a college campus therefore it is small, but well thought out. It is a beautiful campus with a great downtown community. Saratoga Springs has a lot of great restaurants, community activities, and amazing scenic views of the lake and mountains. Most people spend their time either on the campus green near the campus Museum, or downtown on Broadway.
The academics at Skidmore are challenging and rewarding. Nothing is "spoonfed" and professors definitely expect a lot. There is a decent amount of homework but classes are small and personal. Professors are always there during office hours and most are willing and able to make time for students with questions and extra needs. I love Skidmore's academics because they are interdisciplinary and most classes relate to various topics of study. I am an art history major but have taken classes that I have loved in physics, sociology, art, English, and so on. All academics are applied to real life and there are always field trips, fourth credit hours, and hands on learning involved.
Skidmore has been working hard to integrate different races into its community. It has a majority of caucasian students but the percentage of minorities is rising rapidly each year. Skidmore is a well balanced community and every student is accepting and open. We have a great mix of various races, international students, genders and sexualities. Students range from affluent to less so and there are lots of financial aid and work-study opportunities available.
The Best Things
Fall and Spring. Everyone is social and the weather and scenery is gorgeous.
The Worst Things
The brutal and snowy winters, when everyone pretty much hibernates indoors.