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Reviews 564 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pubsafe officers are generally friendly, but depending on the night, can either be very laid-back, or complete hardos. I've had nights out where I've gone to 3+ parties, and had pubsafe break all of them up. I've also had nights where they're no where to be found. Then there are the strange nights, where they show up, and do nothing (a recent party had the entire campus police force show up, park their cars, and walk through drunken mobs of kids just saying hi - probably to make sure we were all being safe). Generally, unless you're hosting a party, pubsafe is nothing to worry about.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs, and they're rarely ever full - because everyone uses their own computers. There aren't any large wifi dead-zones, but there are definitely spots on campus where its not quite as strong as other places. That said, most places you'd ever want to do work, there's at least halfway decent wifi available. Printing is basically free - the cost per page is minimal, and you're given $60 of credit per semester included with tuition. I have yet to meet anyone who's used all $60 of credit.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Midd has a lot of diversity, in that there are a lot of non-white people. However, there is very little diversity in personality. People are overwhelmingly white and wealthy. Or non-white and wealthy and east coast cultured. Some people break from that mold, but Midd can seem slightly homogenous at times. Politically, most are liberal-leaning/indifferent. Most of the rest are very liberal and actually care. A select few could be called moderate republicans. Overall, not a conservative school at all.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As far as college food goes, Middlebury has it down. It can get a bit repetitive, but - what college doesn't? Overall though, the quality of the food here is amazing, and it's all included in tuition - as much as you want, whenever you want (between 7-11, 12-2, and 5-8 anyway)

5 College Freshman

Academics: Not every class is exceptional, but the academics here overall are pretty spectacular. Professors love their jobs, and are here to focus on the students. Pretty universally, they want their students to learn, and spend as much time as needed in and out of class to make sure that happens. Most are very passionate about their field, and are great people to learn from. There is a lot of work, but its manageable - if you're smart enough to get in, you're smart enough to get by fine.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Middlebury is a very green school, in both senses of the word - we're very environmentally friendly, and we smoke a lot of weed. That said, most people don't let weed get in the way of everything else - people here are responsible and hard working. Most people drink on the weekends - very few during the week. Cocaine/Molly/LSD/Shrooms are all here to be found, but not particularly common unless you're on a sports team/in a social house that trips together (even then, many opt out, which is no big deal). The surrounding area has a heroin problem, but heroin hasn't seem to have found its way on campus. Generally, people use drugs/alcohol responsibly - very few have any sort of problem, and most/all keep up with the work and their other activities on campus. Pubsafe is strict on alcohol, in that they search out parties/gatherings, shut them down, make the residents pour out all the booze, and hand out citations. However, citations don't go on your record, have no fine, and really don't do much unless you get quite a few in a short span.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Dorm parties get broken up, but discipline is nbd

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: 1 coed frat. Some fun thursdays, not much else

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is fine. You don't really need a car except to make long trips (generally to and from school) because town is close enough to walk to and there's not much else immediately outside of town...

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is fine, but on- campus housing options are much nicer, closer to campus, have cleaning services and are cheaper for students on financial aid.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: I didn't have an internship or on school job.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Absolutely phenomenal experience. I don't regret a minute or a penny spent towards my Middlebury education. I plan to become a therapist and am applying to graduate school to do so. I have met with success in my job searches post-graduating and have current job satisfaction as a first- grade teacher.

Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Middlebury is fairly homogenous racially and socioeconomically, but in terms of "social diversity" it is pretty diverse. Students are all passionate about a wide array of issues. I never found that the lack of racial or socioeconomic diversity affected the quality of my education.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I won't live in as nice accommodations until I'm 30. I had a single every year except freshman year, lived in spacious rooms with kind housemates. I never had a problem with the lottery system and got great housing even though I drew not- great housing numbers. Senior year my on campus apartment was HUGE, clean, new, had a cleaning service and overlooked the Adirondack's and the Green Mountains on either side.

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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There are barely any drugs on campus besides alcohol, and although there is your average peer pressure to drink, if you are a non- drinker you are treated with respect and still can have lots of fun at parties.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus security is extremely helpful and campus is extremely safe.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Vermont is cold. If you don't like the cold, don't apply to Middlebury. On the other hand, it is absolutely gorgeous when it snows and everyone who attends Middlebury is on board with the weather. You don't hear a lot of complaining and the weather doesn't affect overall moral or campus spirit.

4 College Junior

Majors: No difficulties at all getting into the Political Science program. The professors are great and my advisor, while not great at advising or being available, is a genuinely nice and great guy who can give somewhat good advice from time to time.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my political science program because it is my favorite subject. Nothing really unique about the program, but its fascinating to me.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: If it wasn't for certain people, rugby, exercise, academics, and sheer force of will, I would have left Middlebury long ago.

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Bohree Kim
Hometown
Weston, CT
Major
History of Art and Architecture
Grad Year
2011
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Most people you talk to who are still in school at Middlebury are more than satisfied with their college experience or else they wouldn’t be doling out the high tuition to come here. The academics are outstanding, though you may wonder where your classes will take you later. Students often wish they toiled less at the books and more at the booze, but the pristine facilities tend to distract from scholastic misery. Professors are brilliant, witty, and sympathetic, although there are some haughty bumps in the road. The on-campus social scene is lively and shot through with school spirit. The athletics puts Middlebury at the top of its division, and the area is quaint (“quaint,” unfortunately, being the opposite of any adjective suggestive of “nightlife”).

Middlebury provides an incredibly varied experience—an opportunity to stick your paintbrush in all shades of colors, so to speak. Students can leave Middlebury with seven different areas of study, visits to 10 foreign countries, and/or stories of rock climbing in New Zealand under their belts. Sure, you’ll inevitably take a class or two that ends up as the bane of your existence for a semester, and you will cringe at the titanic tuition bill every month, but the people you’ll meet and the places you’ll go will set your experience apart from those of other students in your high school’s graduating class. The daunting ambitions of others around you will provide a constant challenge to your own motivations, actions, and thoughts.

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