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Skidmore College Admission Requirements

Saratoga Springs, New York

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Your chances of getting into Skidmore College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Skidmore College
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Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Skidmore College is 31%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in New York and the 98th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Skidmore College and can you get accepted?

Skidmore College is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,419 out of the 11,176 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 12 percent on standardized admission tests. 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Skidmore College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.75 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1360 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

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. 26% of students submitted SAT scores and 11% 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 630
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Skidmore College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1360

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Skidmore College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Skidmore College score in the top 15 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1270-1440 and the average score is 1360.  Skidmore College ranks #19 in the state of New York and #110 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. You should target scoring 1360 or above to be competitive with most other applicants.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1355, you have around a 31% chance of being admitted. A 1355 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 46% chance of getting in.

Skidmore College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1440 and Above Good >46%
1355 to 1440 Avg + 31%-46%
1270 to 1355 Avg - 19%-31%
1185 to 1270 Reach 11%-19%
Less than 1185 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 30
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Skidmore College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Skidmore College is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Skidmore College regularly accepts students who score 29 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 9 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 29-33.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Skidmore College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >46%
31 to 33 Avg + 31%-46%
29 to 31 Avg - 19%-31%
27 to 29 Reach 11%-19%
Less than 27 Low <11%
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Skidmore College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Skidmore College?

You are required to have 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. This indicates that primarily A- average high school students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 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 uses an AI algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.75 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

65% 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 28%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Skidmore College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,688 4,488 11,176
Accepted 2,140 1,279 3,419
Acceptance Rate 32% 28% 31%
Enrolled 407 312 719
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were 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

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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?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to Skidmore College. 11% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Skidmore College?

31% of those who apply are granted admission to Skidmore College. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional 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 1270 and 1440. 26% 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 29 and 33. 11% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.