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Skidmore College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Skidmore College

Acceptance Rate

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

How hard is it to get into Skidmore College and can I get accepted? The school has a 25% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,465 out of 10,053 applicants were admitted making Skidmore College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Skidmore College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% 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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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 660
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for Skidmore College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1370

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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >36%
1365 to 1450 Avg + 25%-36%
1280 to 1365 Avg - 16%-25%
1195 to 1280 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1195 Low <10%
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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 26
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 #16 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Skidmore College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >36%
29 to 31 Avg + 25%-36%
27 to 29 Avg - 16%-25%
25 to 27 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 25 Low <10%
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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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Skidmore College is a very selective school.

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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%

Admission Statistics

Skidmore College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,193 3,860 10,053
Accepted 1,491 974 2,465
Acceptance Rate 24% 25% 25%
Enrolled 387 274 661
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 86 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Skidmore College before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Skidmore College and what considerations affect 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

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