Skidmore College

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#91, overall score 51.83/100

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.”

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Suburb
  • 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

COST & AID Score: 5/15

  • Score: 5/15
  • Out-of-state tuition: $52,446
  • Room & board costs: $14,004
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $41,615
  • Average loan debt: $23,916
  • Starting median salary: $51,200

ACADEMICS Score: 16.67/20

  • Score: 16.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Median SAT range: 1205-1400
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 10
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: J Street U
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 12.29/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 21.10/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.17/34

  • Score: 10.17/34
  • Hillel: Skidmore Hillel
  • Chabad: Saratoga Chabad
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Jon Bernthal
  • Kosher food details: There is no kosher food or meal plan.

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