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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Middlebury is a highly rated private college located in Middlebury, Vermont. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,506 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Middlebury acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Environmental Studies. Graduating 93% of students, Middlebury alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,600.
About Middlebury College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
Old Chapel
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Middlebury 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
16%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1280-1495
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,437/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,788/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,985/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,966/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,528/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,052/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,506Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Hardworking
    43%
  • Elitist
    17%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Extroverts
    13%
  • Fascinating
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Passionate, Intellectual, Quirky, Athletic
    47%
  • Elitist
    32%
  • Fascinating
    11%
  • Motivating, inspiring, enriching athletic
    5%
  • Overworked
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Middlebury can get cold, but that's the only negative I've experienced so far. Midd has provided with me with everything I could have wanted from a LAC. Phenomenal academics, great student life, etc. The student body is slightly homogenous, but if you make an effort to make friends of all sorts, it can be easily done. Students take advantage of extracurriculars and the sport facilities, and a trip to Burlington isn't far away. Apply to Midd! I've had a great time there.
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In my current role, I travel to college campuses around the country to recruit and interview students for positions at my company. I see lots of different schools and interact with dozens of student populations. Each campus has a different vibe and feel, and conversations in campus coffee shops range from purely academic to purely social. I loved Middlebury for the blend of high caliber academics, a hardworking student body, and a focus on active, healthy lifestyles. Students at Middlebury balance work and play, and a weekend was never without hours in the library or miles of hiking, running or biking. The teachers have high expectations for your work, but they understand there's more to get out of college than acing every exam. As I tour college campuses today, I look for candidates who strike that same balance, who take their work seriously, but they don't take themselves too seriously. That's what Middlebury is about.
Middlebury is set in a truly incredible location between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, providing stunning views from an idyllic campus setting. The small classes and attention from professors offer students the opportunity to engage with research, arts, and intellectual passions from an early time in college. Middlebury professors love teaching, are passionate about and invested in the growth of their students, and provide a supportive yet challenging academic environment.