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• 2,400 Students
• 59% Women
• 41% Men
• 21% Students of color
• 4% International students
• 248 Full-Time Faculty
• 17 – Average class size
• 43 Academic departments
• 100 Student clubs
• 19 Athletic teams
Anything else you might need can be found here: http://cms.skidmore.edu/about/index.cfm.
Online Community Manager
Valentine’s Day is a great holiday. No really, it is. It comes in the middle of winter when you need that little burst of energy and a break from the snow. Everyone is happy and spreading the love and you don’t necessarily have to be in a relationship. In fact, Valentine’s Day is a great day to spread the love about anything — including college. Last year, we asked our students, friends, alumni, and neighbors what they loved about Skidmore. Here are just a few of their answers:
Because my son is a junior there and is so happy and thriving and has blossomed as a scholar and is having fun doing Pulse and radio and making wonderful friends and working hard! - Katherine S.
Amazing Professors!! – Amy A.
Our daughter, Gedvile from Lithuania, is studying here:) Amazing place to study! – Jurate G.
Bandersnatchers! – Peggy G.
Loved my drawing and painting professors and Jeff Elgin was right, “you will never again get this opportunity to spend this much time in the studio – make the most of your time here” – gosh do I miss those all-nighters in the studio! – Jane H.
I love that when I was about to graduate and feeling like I had no skills and no hope, Hugh Foley (my advisor) waited patiently while I cried about it, then helped me see my way out of it. I entered his office sad and left his office hopeful. That is what a teacher is supposed to be! – Lisa B.
Skidmore opened my eyes to the World! – David S.
What will you love about Skidmore?
English is one of the top five majors here at Skidmore (as in one of the most popular). Students in the English program graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the major requires a minimum of 32 credit hours, with a total of at least 10 courses taken at the 200 or 300 level.
If you'd like to get student's perspective, I recommend checking out Molly's blog: http://bit.ly/o8k2ZU. She's a senior and an English major and French minor. She can give you more information about what it's like going through the English program at Skidmore. She's also on Formspring, if you want to ask her directly: http://www.formspring.me/mollyatskidmore.
For more information about the English department, you can visit their Web site here: http://bit.ly/qrzH7u and find them on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/qfIeTs.
Hope that helps!
Tons! Ok, but really, there are more than 80 clubs listed on the Student Government Association’s (SGA) site: http://ow.ly/6A1GC and it seems like new ones pop up all the time.
Skidmore student organizations and clubs range from a capella groups to the Alpine Ski Team to the Environmental Action Club to Yoga. On the first Friday of fall semester there is a Club Fair on the Green where students can check out the different organizations and get involved. You can read more about the Club Fair here: http://ow.ly/6A1JY. The variety of student clubs and organizations is one of the many reasons students decide to attend Skidmore!
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Online Community Manager