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Skidmore College Admission Requirements

Saratoga Springs, New York

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Chances of getting into Skidmore College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Skidmore College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Skidmore College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Skidmore College is 32%.  It ranks #13 in New York and #96 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Skidmore College is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,356 out of 10,433 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1220/1403 ACT 27/31). Skidmore College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Skidmore College application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Skidmore College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 48% of students submitted SAT scores and 27% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

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 703
SAT Composite 75th 1403
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 prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. Skidmore College ranks #19 in New York and #113 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1403 and Above Good >47%
1311 to 1403 Avg + 32%-47%
1220 to 1311 Avg - 20%-32%
1129 to 1220 Reach 12%-20%
Less than 1129 Low <12%
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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 24
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Skidmore College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
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 #20 in New York and #119 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Skidmore College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >47%
29 to 31 Avg + 32%-47%
27 to 29 Avg - 20%-32%
25 to 27 Reach 12%-20%
Less than 25 Low <12%
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Skidmore College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Skidmore College?

Applicants require 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 #14 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.

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*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.

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High School Class Rank

70% 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 33%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Skidmore College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,322 4,111 10,433
Accepted 2,133 1,223 3,356
Acceptance Rate 34% 30% 32%
Enrolled 422 296 718
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Skidmore College is $65.

Application Requirements

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

Skidmore College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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

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?

32% 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 1403. 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.