Skidmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York
Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled at Skidmore College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in one of more than 60 areas of study. Skidmore is currently ranked 37th in National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Nearly all departments offer only a B.A. A B.S. is given to those students majoring in Art (Studio), Dance, Dance-Theater, Education, Exercise Science, Business, Social Work, and Theater. The distinction rests in the number of hours of “non-liberal arts” courses allowed toward the 120 credit hours needed for graduation, 60 for a B.S. and 30 for a B.A. These “non-liberal arts”-designated courses are considered by the college to be of a professional nature.
Skidmore’s Athletic Department currently funds and supports 19 Varsity teams ranging from Basketball to Riding, Rowing to Ice Hockey. The intercollegiate athletics program offered by Skidmore College is considered to be one of the nation’s top sports opportunities for student-athletes. In 2003–2004, players from twelve Thoroughbred teams qualified for regional or national team and individual honors, and more than 95 Skidmore athletes earned league honors. Currently lead by Athletic Director is Gail Cummings-Danson Skidmore is a member of the Liberty League and run out of the recently dedicated Williamson Sports Center.
In 1998 the Women’s Tennis Team won the Division III National Title and have been ranked in the Division III top 25 and competed in the NCAA Tournament since 2006. In 2005 the Skidmore Men’s Baseball and Lacrosse teams won their conference championships and appeared for the first time in the NCAA Tournament. In 2008 the Women’s Crew team was invited to the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference in Massachusetts and the Women’s Varsity Eight finished the season ranked 10th in the nation. The women’s Field Hockey team are four time consecutive Liberty League Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013), appeared in the Division III Final Four in 2010 and 2013, as well as in the NCAA tournament 13 times.
The Skidmore Golf team was the first team to participate in an NCAA Championship in 1987 and has continued to do so for the past 26 years.