Skidmore College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Skidmore College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT42%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|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.
|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%|
Skidmore College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT37%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.75*
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
81% of Skidmore College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||27%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply86
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Skidmore College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.