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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  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 2,528 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Middlebury acceptance rate is 17%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Environmental Science. Graduating 95% of students, Middlebury alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,900.
About Middlebury College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
Old Chapel
Middlebury, VT 05753

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
17%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1320-1510
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,841/ 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
$43,491/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
46%

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,528Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
21
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • 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
$58,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
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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My overall experience with Middlebury College is a positive one. Although Middlebury has pushed me in ways unimaginable through academics and socially on campus I have learned through each obstacle and hardship I have gone through. I have learned valuable knowledge about who I am as a both a person and a student. I come from New York City, so moving to move Vermont has been a huge culture shock but Middlebury’s community has made it bearable. Middlebury is a place that makes you self-aware and pushes you out of your comfort zone! I’m excited to see where my future will go from here!
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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.
Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college on the East Coast. The grounds are beautiful, tucked in the mountains and surrounded by nature that is protected and preserved by the college. Bonus points for outdoor courses, tailored for students who are interested in environmental studies. The libraries (yes - plural!) are stocked to the roof with any resource a bookish student could hope for, and they have access to a global network of catalogs for the rare occasion you're looking for an obscure journal.

Middlebury is working on making improvements when it comes to diversity and inclusion, which is great because progress needs to be made. If you're looking for an internship or summer job, you better work hard to find one - it's not going to fall in your lap just because you're a "Midd kid." But overall, it's a great school for anyone who is willing to work hard (and study harder).