College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:32:31Z
Saratoga Springs is great - it has delicious and reasonably priced food that's open late, pretty good shopping, and a nearby performing arts center. That being said, to get to the closest mall, you either have to have a car or take the bus. Still, not bad at all.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:30:26Z
All the rooms in the dorms have window seats, and the rooms are decently sized. Also, the college-owned apartments are all on campus and really nice.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:26:07Z
We're rated #1 reefer madness - if you like to smoke weed, so does everyone else. That being said, it's not in your face. A couple dorms are known for smelling strongly like it, but in general people are pretty respectful about doing it other places and not stinking up the whole floor.
Drinking is only really inside rooms and apartments, if you're caught with it you'll get in serious trouble so it's pretty covert. It's still pretty possible though.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:23:45Z
I personally visited at least 15 schools when looking at colleges, and I ate in every single dining hall. Skidmore College has by far the best food. There are a ton of options, the dining hall is open until 11 PM, and as a freshman you get an unlimited meal plan. After that you can choose the kind you want, but it's a swipe-to-get-in-then-eat-all-you-want system.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:21:44Z
We don't have Greek life, the sports teams act as frats and sororities instead.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:20:50Z
Basically, as long as you aren't stupid or obvious about drinking or smoking, they don't care.
That being said, if you get busted it's a big deal, and they take it very seriously. Skidmore was recently rated #1 for reefer madness (basically we have a lot of pot smokers) so they don't do as much about that, but when it comes to drinking they try to be more strict. All the dorms are dry but campus owned apartment housing is wet and as long as your party is registered and you mark the hands of those underage, they don't come to check who is actually drinking.
As for honor code and attendance, it's a small school with small classes. Generally professors notice if you aren't there, and they'll ask if you don't let them know what's up. Honor code is taken really seriously, too.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:17:18Z
It's financial aid - I doubt it's easy for anyone. The school doesn't offer merit-based scholarships, something I personally was depending on for other schools in the hopes that I wouldn't have to take out as many loans. My family didn't quality for need-based financial aid so we took out student loans instead. However, all students have the option of doing a "work study" in which they can work at various places around campus (usually the dining hall or cafes) and get paid for it/have slightly lowered tuition.
College Freshman 2013-12-11T03:15:03Z
Health & Safety:
Campo (the unofficial name for campus security) is full of really nice people, very friendly. They'll bust you for stuff if you're drinking or smoking really obviously, but they're generally pretty chill.
As for health services, they're super helpful and the only complaint is that they aren't open on Saturday.
College Student 2013-12-05T00:51:11Z
I wish there were more macs around campus
College Student 2013-12-05T00:49:59Z
Saratoga springs is a great college town
College Student 2013-12-05T00:47:49Z
I chose this school because I wanted east coast winters so for me its great
College Student 2013-12-05T00:47:19Z
Its easy to go downtown
College Student 2013-12-05T00:46:08Z
The buildings are are fairly modern. I wish the campus had some old, more classic building but everything is pretty up to date.
College Student 2013-12-05T00:46:08Z
It's small so you can really get to know a lot of people, not only from your class but other classes.
College Student 2013-12-05T00:44:26Z
I dont know much about it
College Student 2013-12-05T00:42:15Z
The dinning hall is great!
College Student 2013-12-05T00:41:03Z
Guys & Girls:
There aren't a lot of guys
College Student 2013-12-05T00:39:29Z
The building I'm in is old but the people are great
College Student 2013-12-05T00:38:36Z
I don't have a car on campus
College Student 2013-12-05T00:37:29Z
The classes are small which is great but the curriculum could be more innovative.
College Student 2013-12-05T00:35:46Z
Drugs are there if you want them but you don't have to participate.
College Student 2013-12-05T00:34:30Z
The town of Saratoga has a ton of restaurants to choose from
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T03:14:31Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys and girls on campus are attractive and interesting. Most people hook up in freshman and sophomore year and then settle down, but there's a scene for everyone. Great options for the bisexual community.
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T03:09:04Z
We don't have greek life
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T03:08:11Z
The campus is very compact so every housing option is close to the academic buildings
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