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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Marlboro is a private college located in Marlboro, Vermont. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 178 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Marlboro acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Literature, Professional and Technical Writing, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 63% of students, Marlboro alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,200.
2582 South Road
Marlboro, VT 05344
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

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
59%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,160/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,465/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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.9 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
178Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Academically inclined, independent, goofy
    71%
  • Quirky
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Plan, Party, Shiver.
    29%
  • WORK HARD, PLAY WEIRD, NAP IN THE WOODS
    29%
  • Not worth it
    14%
  • Party, work, party, WAIT PLAN AH PLAN PLAN SOS
    14%
  • Work hard, work really hard, PLAN, then play hard
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
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Dorms are super bad, spacious compared to other schools and the lack of students means more singles, but the mold is so bad especially over winter when its cold outside and warm inside, the mold grows like crazy in your windows. Lots of students developed sleeping and breathing issues because of it. The power goes out pretty often during big rain or snow storms and the dorms don't have generators to keep the heat going. Party life is pretty nonexistent, there's never more than like 10 people at a party at a time. The people are pretty hit or miss, some are super exclusive and not interested in you, some are really welcoming and inclusive but none of them are really people that will come up and talk to you. I feel like the only thing saving this school is the academics. Classes are really cool and unique and different all the time. (most) Professors are really chill and nice and actually care about you. There are really good study abroad options!
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As a senior who is about to graduate from Marlboro College, I think that going here is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It gave me the opportunity to study abroad thanks to grants and scholarships, something I never thought possible. It is a small community but I have made long-lasting friendships and unforgettable memories.
My main complaint is that as a Mexican-American student I wish there were more students of color, but those of us who are on campus have a very close bond which has been very helpful. It is challenging, too, to be in a rural setting so much of the time with not many other people around. But for me, an introvert who loves nature, it was perfect and ideal for focusing on my academics.
I've also developed a close bond with my professors thanks to small class sizes, and they have helped me write a two-hundred page undergraduate thesis that I can really feel proud of. Marlboro may not be for everyone, but for me it has been perfect.
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.