There would be no Skidmore College were it not for a frail lady with a will of iron who came to Saratoga Springs in 1900 to take the healing waters, fell in love with the charms of the unique resort town, and decided to remain, and with the help of other civic-minded neighbors, Lucy Scribner created the Young Women's Industrial Club of Saratoga Springs.
Skidmore offers more than 43 majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as in career-specific fields such as business, social work, education, and exercise science. Add to this the prominence of the performing and visual arts, which have long set Skidmore apart.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Skidmore College conducts research that supports the College's mission of preparing liberally educated graduates. Research informed by the College's goals, aspirations, and strategic priorities assists the College's administrative and faculty leadership in planning, decision-making, resource allocation and policy development. The findings from OIR studies and assessments support continuing efforts to sustain and improve the educational quality and operational effectiveness of Skidmore College.
Skidmore's Career Development Center is committed to supporting all students and alumni develop self-knowledge, cultivate partnerships, and manage their careers proactively.
We encourage students to build skills and participate in engaged liberal learning practices early in their Skidmore experience, and we offer guidance to both students and alumni in forging meaningful careers for a world of rapid change.
The Office of Student Diversity Programs advises and facilitates diversity-focused student organizations and collaborates with academic and other departmental programs concerned with diversity.
The beautiful 950-acre campus, 300 acres of which consists of the recreation- and field- research-rich North Woods, has been recently upgraded with key renovations to science, athletics, dining, and residential facilities. As for location, who wouldn't want to go to college in Saratoga Springs? A downtown brimming with shops, galleries, coffeehouses, and great restaurants. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are a three-hour car ride from campus.
The Department of Special Collections houses the college’s archives and its rare book collection. The collecting mission of the archives is limited to materials directly related to Skidmore College.Our rare books collection encompasses numerous small named collections of rare books as well as an artists’ books collection.
The Charlotte M. Lanzit Center for Computers and Writing (Palamountain Hall 302) provides students with a comfortable environment in which to use computers for academic or personal writing projects. The center is one of the fully networked computer labs on campus and provides students resources to compose, revise, and print their work.
Skidmore College Health Services provides accessible, caring, high-quality, cost-effective health care to a diverse student population. Health Services partners with students, their primary care providers, the campus community and the greater Saratoga Springs healthcare community.
Campus life is special at a small, residential college. Inside the "Skidmore bubble" is the place where students study, eat, sleep, and immerse themselves in college co-curricular life. Through participation in student government, on college committees, in orientation programs, student clubs and organizations, retreats, trainings, and volunteer work, students acquire the skills of leadership, strategic planning, and collaboration and cooperation with people of different perspectives and backgrounds. Co-curricular life is a place where students get to apply what they learn in the classroom, express the values and commitments central to their identities, and develop the core skills and dispositions informed.
The International Student Union serves to promote cultural understanding through activities aimed at expanding cultural awareness. Specifically, among other services, we: serve as consultants to international students; promote a sense of community among international and American students at Skidmore; develop activities to increase intercultural exchange and international awareness; and provide opportunities for Skidmore College students to explore their leadership potentials.
Skidmore College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.
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