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Skidmore College

#63, overall score 55.66/100

Fun Fact:

Skidmore hosts the annual National College Comedy Festival, which was founded by student David Miner in 1989. Miner went on to work as a producer for shows like “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

ACADEMICS Score: 25/30

  • Score: 25/30
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $48,970
  • Room & board costs: $13,072
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $37,104

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,634
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 500
  • Jewish population share: 19%
  • Student origin: 33% in-state / 67% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Thoroughbreds
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: ThoroughBears

ISRAEL Score: 11.67/20

  • Score: 11.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 11
  • Israel-related clubs: J Street U
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 15.67/40

  • Score: 15.67/40
  • Hillel: Skidmore Hillel
  • Chabad: Saratoga Chabad
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
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