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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Given the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and its proximity to our dense residential community in Vermont, effective March 10, we will not be allowing visitors to campus. This means we are unable to offer information sessions, campus tours, or the ability to tour campus on your own. Online information session are being scheduled and led by a Middlebury College admissions representative. Learn More

  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+
Old Chapel
Middlebury, VT 05753
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Middlebury College

Middlebury College welcomes the bold, the brave, the intelligent, the inquisitive, the global thinkers, the local activists, those who are ready to speak up and speak out. For more than 200 years, exceptional students have come to Middlebury for our progressive thinking, challenging academics, high expectations, and even higher outcomes. Explore Vermont, a state known for its mountains, music, wilderness, and winters, as well as its strong environmental ethos. We're home of the country's first Environmental Studies program, and the first "muggle" Quidditch team, and we are one of only two colleges in the East with their own ski areas. Cost won’t hold you back: we are a need-blind institution and will meet your full demonstrated financial need if you are accepted.

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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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1330-1500
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,136/ 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
$46,328/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
48%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Environmental Studies

Our Environmental Studies program is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S. Study the human relationship to the environment across 24 departments, and graduate with in-depth knowledge of the story of human-environmental interaction, prepared to work as an entrepreneur, scientist, policy maker, consultant, or activist.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,551Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Hardworking
    42%
  • Elitist
    21%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Extroverts
    13%
  • Fascinating
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Passionate, Intellectual, Quirky, Athletic
    45%
  • Elitist
    35%
  • Fascinating
    10%
  • Motivating, inspiring, enriching athletic
    5%
  • Overworked
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    91%
    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

    Middlebury College Reviews

    496 reviews
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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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    Overall, I have had a great experience at Middlebury. The academics are definitely the highlight. The professors are some of the most amazing people I have ever met, genuinely love the school, and work hard to help students succeed. Most of Midd's housing is stellar (aside from first-year housing, which they are redoing). The food, though repetitive, is also very high quality and features lots of local ingredients. The only downside I've encountered is the isolated location. Some people love it and others hate it, but it definitely makes Middlebury unique. This should definitely be a consideration, especially if you are a city person considering attending Midd.
    I would relive these four years over again in a heartbeat! Incredible professors, fascinating student body, and unprecedented resources and opportunities. The location couldn't be more picturesque.