College Tour: Skidmore College

This summer, Eli & Murilo are taking time to tour your favorite colleges. Follow along for their insights into the various colleges -- what they're like and what it takes to get in! 

Why is this school awesome?

Located in charming Saratoga Springs, Skidmore is a “liberal” liberal arts school. It’s able to be artsy while offering a solid business program preparing students for life after college.

Favorite spot on campus? 

Ladd Concert Hall. You can just wander into concerts happening throughout the year!

Ladd Concert Hall

4 words to describe the campus & location?


The “typical student” is...

Adventurous, outdoorsy, passionate about art in some form, & curious.

Eli shows us the Skidmore Community Garden

International perspective? 

11% of the students are International, and the school is located right next to Albany airport. 3 hours away from NYC, Boston, and Montreal. Perfect college town with tons of music festivals, arts shows, and of course, horse racing.

Special programs/offerings applicants should consider?

Business and art are both in their top 5 majors, just going to show how students are interested in both at the same time! Plus, you don’t have to be an art major to be able to go out for any performances or be in any music groups!

Tips for the application process? 

They really look for demonstrated interest - this can help you here more than you realize! They offer interviews to students after May 1st of your Junior year, so be sure to take advantage of that as well.

Fun Facts? 

They host a party called “Beatlemore” in honor of the Beatles featuring a number of student and faculty Beatles cover bands. 

Why choose Skidmore?

Their flexible curriculum allows you to pursue what you’re interested in as well as what you’re passionate about, without sacrificing either. It is the perfect blend of a small liberal arts school surrounded by a picturesque town. 

Who wants to be Murilo's roommate?

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