B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Marlboro College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2582 South Rd
Marlboro, VT 05344

Marlboro College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Cost

Net Price
$28,144/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,584/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,076/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,647/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,690/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,019/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
4:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
179Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
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100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.8 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
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Marlboro College Reviews

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Freshmen aren't allowed to choose their dorms, like at most other colleges, but after that, you're free to choose whichever dorm you'd like! Dorms at Marlboro aren't fancy, but they're homey and spacious compared to the average college dorm.

The best options for housing on campus, arguably, are Hendricks and Out of the Way a.k.a. Hilton House. Hendricks is basically a two-story, house. Yes, a house! Not your average dorm experience. There's a true sense of community in this dorm and almost a family-like quality to it. Additionally, it's right by the dining hall which is convenient on those gelid, snowy days. I was lucky enough to be placed in this dorm my freshman year and it's been a wonderful experience. Just keep in mind that it is a chem-free dorm usually, so drugs and alcohol are not allowed inside. However, whatever you choose to do outside of your dorm is up to you. Hilton House, on the other hand, is a modern building and the most recent addition to campus housing. The common space is huge for both dorms.
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I loved Marlboro until I was shown the lack of common sense and care the administration had for the students to the point where I felt like I was in danger. The final straw was this summer when they sent out a mass email informing us that they were cutting the safety officer position as well as cutting back on the health center's hours and staff which was already pitiful (yet the president was keeping his secretary). The closest hospital is in Brattleboro a half hour away and I have heard some horror stories about their treatment of students. The campus is not safe and I wouldn't be surprised to find out much of it wasn't up to code. This school is on its last legs, I give it 5 years before completely collapse. I grew up on the east coast, I've felt with mold my entire life. I'd never gotten a cold and worried that I was going to stop breathing from the terrible mixture of that and my mold allergies until I went to marlboro. This school is a sinking ship.
While Marlboro is a very white school, there is tons of geographic diversity here being that over 70% of students are from out-of-state. Also, regardless of one's economic background, Marlboro has the potential to be very affordable. The school boasts two different full-tuition scholarships (Beautiful Minds and the Renaissance Scholarship). Only one can be earned obviously, but the fact of the matter is that there's ample opportunities to attend without the burden of financial struggle. The latter scholarship is looking to expand next year to attract more international students, so diversity is definitely on the rise as the school has taken great strides to improve on this. Moreover, because of its rural location, it's easier to be frugal with one's money -- a big bonus considering the budget of the average college attendee.

There's also tons of diversity in terms of sexual orientation and gender at Marlboro. I know of at least three transgender freshman students who go here, which is quite a lot for a freshman class considering how tiny of a school we are. This year's incoming class is roughly 65 students, so that definitely says something. Politically, Marlboro is mainly liberal but the great thing is that many people are libertarian here and not necessarily Democrat.

Marlboro is a very welcoming community full of warm, interesting people... who just so happen to live in a snowy hamlet on top of a hill. But the rewards are worth the social isolation. Being here really teaches you self-resilience, how to form close relationships, and much more.