Skidmore College Admission Requirements

Saratoga Springs, New York

Chances of getting into Skidmore College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Skidmore College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Skidmore College and can I get accepted? The school has a 27% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,907 out of 10,796 applicants were admitted making Skidmore College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Skidmore College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Skidmore College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Skidmore College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Skidmore College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Skidmore College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Skidmore College?

Skidmore College typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >39%
1310 to 1400 Avg + 27%-39%
1220 to 1310 Avg - 18%-27%
1130 to 1220 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1130 Low <11%
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Skidmore College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Skidmore College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Skidmore College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Skidmore College?

Admission data indicates that Skidmore College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Skidmore College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >39%
29 to 31 Avg + 27%-39%
27 to 29 Avg - 18%-27%
25 to 27 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 25 Low <11%
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Skidmore College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Skidmore College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Skidmore College was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Skidmore College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.75 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

81% of Skidmore College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Skidmore College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 45%
Top 25% of class 81%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Skidmore College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,676 4,120 10,796
Accepted 1,804 1,103 2,907
Acceptance Rate 27% 27% 27%
Enrolled 433 245 678
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 22% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Skidmore College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Skidmore College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Skidmore College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

St Lawrence University

Canton, New York

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195526 IPEDS survey data for Skidmore College.


Does Skidmore College prefer SAT or ACT?

48% of students submit their SAT scores to Skidmore College. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Skidmore College?

27% of those who apply are granted admission to Skidmore College. Admission competition is high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Skidmore College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1400. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Skidmore College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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