About Middlebury College

Founded in 1800, Middlebury College. is a Private college. Located in Vermont, which is a city setting in Vermont, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,523 full time undergraduate students, and 26 full time graduate students.

The Middlebury College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 314 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Middlebury College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate16%
Application Deadline10-Nov
Application Fee65
SAT Range1280-1495
ACT Range30-33

Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 90% were in the top quarter, and 90% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Middlebury College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
58%
“We bought the gear”
15%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
49%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
72%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
1%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
61%
“We only party on weekends”
37%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
1%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
32%
“There might be people who do”
59%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
58%
“We bought the gear”
15%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
49%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
72%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
1%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
61%
“We only party on weekends”
37%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
1%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
32%
“There might be people who do”
59%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    54 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    36 Students rated off-campus housing 2.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    55 Students rated campus food 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    55 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    55 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    55 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    55 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    55 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

Middlebury College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Middlebury College?

15 Students rated Middlebury College

Alison - 05/09/2022

Absolutely loved my time here! I felt challenged academically, socially, etc! As a PWI, Middlebury has a long way to go before it’s as inclusive and equitable as students would like to see, but the conversations are moving in the right direction. Highly liberal campus, rural, but generally pretty positive queer community, wonderful traditions that make students feel like family. Check out Nocturne!

Victoria - 06/06/2021

Overall very good school. Excellent academics and relatively few restrictions regarding academic paths. Advisors are hit or miss, but the ones that are helpful go above and beyond. The sports scene is extremely hype. Despite being a D3, Midd students enjoy the fanfare and community that surrounds the athletics department. Easy to make friends. Very appealing to those who enjoy the outdoors.

Elle - 12/15/2019

Middlebury College is RACIST! Oh my God - I never thought I would experience anything so racist in my life. I earned my way in just like everybody else yet assumptions were made. I was discriminated against by Campus Safety who made assumptions based on my race. I asked for help from a white man who was a nuisance and they only cared if I had slept with him. Black students and Latinos are given a HOUSE on campus where they feel comfortable being themselves. The rest try to find the best Commons where they all tend to be. It's segregated. If you were like me and didn't care about where the other people like you were and just wanted a single, with a view and access to more than one channel on TV - yeah no Cable when I went - you had to deal with some heavy racial taunts and discrimination and BULLYING. This school just beats you down and tears you apart psychologically. A lot of that violence is due to the extreme temperatures and extreme diversity issue. You're just surrounded by nasty people and bad weather. I was a damn gifted and talented individual which Middlebury saw when they recruited me, and I'm not from a background that lacked people who were wealthy and privileged; I experienced prep schools and private schools and suburban neighborhoods. I'm not unaware of how the world works, okay? Sad excuse of an institution. If you want to grow up to be an Ivy League School someday, allow for more events that cater to minority students. Allow for more campus initiatives that promote acceptance. Adopt a Zero - Tolerance policy to racial epithets and minority discrimination on campus. And hold these students accountable.

Anahi - 07/13/2019

Middlebury College was an interesting experience. The college location us beautiful: located in Vermont, there were various outdoor recreation opportunities and we had lovely views of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains and beautiful foliage. However, without a car is a very difficult to get around the campus and visit places like stores and supermarkets .

Middlebury College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Middlebury College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Middlebury College is 16%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. Describe the students at your school.

    they are bright, open-minded, outdoorsy and fun people that knows to work hard and play hard.

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  3. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Preppy gated community, hipsters out in the middle of farmland

    Read all  84 answers
  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I loved Middlebury because it is beautiful in both landscape and population. Kids are smart and engaged and interesting and inspired...not to mention pretty good looking. My friends varied interests got me into things I never expected--political issues, fun outdoor activities, arts initiatives, etc. Also, as cold as it might get, the scenery never disappoints. It's truly magnificent. You might be freezing and in a bad mood, but when the sun sets over the Adirondaks, a smile will inevitably spread across your icy cheeks. And when spring happens, the whole campus comes alive. Such fun outdoor events and even classes are sometimes held outside. Swimming holes and cliff jumping and sweet mountains. Food is delicious. There's always fun and interesting things going on on campus. Parties, concerts, lectures, the works. Something for everyone almost every day of the week.

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  5. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes, there are many many preppy white rich kids. However, there is a large number of international students. And not all the white kids are preppy. There's an increasing population of arts-interested students--musicians, artists, actors--who bring culture to campus. Also, interest in outdoor activities transcends all stereotypes. If you go to Middlebury, odds are you like to hike, ski, camp or at least take long carrides into the sunset.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    Classes are extremely varied and professors are mostly brilliant and accessible and understanding. They're rigorous and fair. I never felt my grades were inflated..I got what I deserved. The work ethic I developed at Midd has carried over to my "real world" job. I always preferred seminar-style classes: small, discussion based classes. They were intimate and i learned a lot from my classmates. i also learned a lot from my friends, talking about their classes and papers and theses. Middlebury is about building knowledge, not about getting a job. A well-rounded education. And here i am in a job that happens to be based on exactly what i studied: art history and religion. It's possible for a liberal arts degree to translate into an actual occupation!

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Environmental movement begun at Middlebury College - among many other climate change intiatives

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Middlebury is a place where you go to find yourself while being academically challenged.

    Read all  59 answers
  9. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    don't enter the hook up culture

    Read all  40 answers
  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag that it was a small school where I was able to have very close contact and teaching from my professors. I brag that our science program was exceptional and that I got to take many advanced lab courses as well as complete a full year research thesis. I often tell stories of how my organic chemistry class was very unique in that my professor (Steve Oster) was able to incorporate liberal arts and history into organic chemistry labs. He pushed us to be creative and thoughtful and appcreciate our education.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is great, but not that crazy or fun.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Environmental issues, Languages, Econ and English. Small classroomes, wonderful professors and new buildings

    Read all  6 answers
  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The school and the faculty value flexibility, spontaneity, pragmatism over concrete-literal "following the rules"; the school values thinking for yourself and common sense. You are expected to work hard and think independently and try new things.

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  14. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of diversity among student body, faculty, and staff.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    hippies

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Some students don't like that the nearsest club is in Burlington, 40 minutes away. Middlebury has two bars, and since only seniors are 21-years-old, most activity happens on campus. This is fine--the Middlebury Police do not come on campus, and the College's Public Safety is firm but nice. Just put the drink down when the lights flash, and you'll have no trouble.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Creative, self-motivated people who want the liberal arts college experience and a small, close-knit community would enjoy life at Middlebury College. Vermont is a beautiful, rural state, and those who enjoy the countryside would do better than those who thrive in a big city.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    preppy, white, upper-class, athletes

    Read all  2 answers
  19. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    that I'd feel out of place based on my background.

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  20. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    Video montage of 3 Midd students' lives

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

2,523

Total Undergrad Enrollment

26

Total Grad Students

83%

Out-Of-State

4%

In-State

13%

International

Organizations

185

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

97%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
64%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

50% of students attending Middlebury College receive some sort of financial aid. 17% were awarded federal grants. While 28% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$50,063

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$14,269

Room and Board

65,332

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,788
$30 - $48K
$6,985
$48 - $75K
$13,966
$75 - $110K
$18,528
$110K & UP
$38,052

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