In case you hadn’t already heard, the deadline to apply to Skidmore College is fast approaching–January 15, to be exact. Some of you may be on the fence about applying to Skidmore, and I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t be. There are many, many reasons why Skidmore may be the right school for you. But, for now, I will list only five.
5. Creative Thought Matters. Have you heard this one before? I think at this point, you probably have. But it’s true. CTM (as we call it here on campus) permeates every aspect of campus life. From the posters on our walls to our student-athletes who double major in arts administration and geosciences to the snow art you will find on campus, creativity is all around. If you believe Creative Thought Matters — to your undergraduate experience, to the major you choose, and to the life paths you will take — then you should apply to Skidmore.
4. Creative Thought Works. Bet you haven’t heard this one yet, huh? Well, like it’s counterpart, Creative Thought Matters, this one is true too. Our alumni are so impressive, we’ve dedicated a site specifically to highlight their achievements in their careers. Check it out here. Here are just a few impressive alums: Case Button ’06 is a speech writer for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Wendy Wilson ’95 is a News Editor at Essence Magazine, Ben Sargent ’00 has his own Food Network TV show, and Karen Flaherty ’74 was the Deputy Surgeon General of Navy Medicine from 2003 to 2008. Told you they were impressive.
3. Saratoga Springs is awesome. It’s an awesome place to live, eat, shop, hang out, and it’s an awesome college town. There is so much to do in Saratoga Springs you have to prioritize on the weekends. “Like what?” You ask. Well, there is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Saratoga Race Track, Downtown Saratoga Springs, Congress Park, Yaddo Gardens, the Dance Museum, Saratoga State Park, and Saratoga Battlefield, to name just a few. Also, you can’t beat our location. We’re close to NYC (two and half hours by train), Montreal, Boston, the Green Mountains, the White Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains and the Catskill Mountains (that’s a lot of mountains!). I could go on, but I won’t. I will say one last thing though — ChowderFest.
2. The food. You think I’m kidding, but Skidmore’s dining services should win an award for the tasty treats they serve up to the students. Oh wait, they did. We have vegetarian options, state-of-the-art facilities, AND –get this– you get a free cookie when you take the Admissions tour. That’s right, free. Enjoy this video of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, or the D-hall as Skidmore students know it as.
1. Community. We may be small, but we are mighty. With only 2,400 undergraduate students on campus, the sense of community is strong both within and beyond our walls. Almost 90% of students choose to live on campus in either the residence halls or on-campus apartments. Our student clubs and organizations (of which we have more than 80) host multiple events daily ranging from open mic nights at Falstaff’s to clothing swaps on the Green to bus trips to NYC–there’s always something to do. We have a counseling center as well as a career services center to aid students in whatever they need as they move toward the “real world” outside of the College and an awesome Alumni Association that will always give you a reason to come back!