Location
Middlebury, VT
Undergrads
2,493
Tuition
$44,111
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 535 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Plenty of opportunities for research
Small Classes

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: Everyone can have car on campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: Never had a problem with availability/connection

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: Liberal School
Majority White, many international

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything is nice, no complaints

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Unlimited meal plan for all, no swipe cards

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not too many evil doers in rural Vermont

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Don't know much about it, I'm a freshman

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: In a relationship, though everyone is very nice

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Large intermural and club sport variety

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of different people from a lot of different places

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of people here are pretty attractive

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I have never encountered anything that would make me think otherwise.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Middlebury is known for it's academics and they are unquestionably really strong. The professors are knowledgable and passionate and they truly are interested in undergraduate teaching. You learn a lot. The tradeoff is that there is an incredible workload unmatched almost anywhere in the country.

15 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: Computers (and good ones at that are available in the libraries) but everyone has a laptop so it's sort of a moot point. It would be really hard to get along without a laptop. The internet is fine, it's even good if you have ethernet, but the printing tends to be inconvenient.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletes here are truly students first. People really love the panthers, and we do well, but I've never heard of a coach having a player do anything that would disrupt his academic performance. There are lots of people at the football games and the athletes are well integrated with the rest of the student body.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Teachers are enthusiastic about learning, and the campus itself is draped in literature. The campus, and many other magazines are options for students all year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Never had a problem with safety here personally. It's pretty dark here, but EMS is good and hearing about something unsafe on campus is rare.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most of the buildings on campus have been renovated very recently.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The town of Middlebury has a few good restaurants for average prices, but after a while the food can get repetitive.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Middlebury is a very rigorous school, but spending time in the library is easier than it is at other institutions. Not only are all the students extremely driven, but living in the middle of Vermont really limits distractions. During the week, most students do homework for a few hours each afternoon and then for another few hours before they go to sleep. On the weekends, most students go out on Friday night, sleep in on Saturday, do a few hours of homework, go out on Saturday night, and wake up early on Sunday and spend all day in the library.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Dining: At Midd, dining is included in your comprehensive tuition fee, so everyone eats every meal in the dining halls. There are only 2 (and another open just for breakfast and lunch) so your options are pretty limited.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Almost all of the guys at Midd are white, full of themselves, and have more money than they know what to do with.

13 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Middlebury is a small town. There's no denying that. That being said, it's still full of fun things to do if you know where to look. There's an awesome Chili festival in the spring, where local restaurants and businesses compete for the best chili (you can go and try unlimited amounts of delicious chili). 51 Main, a restaurant/bar owned by the college, usually has some good musicians playing live music at night. There's a used book store, a tea house, a town theatre, and a few thrift stores. Things generally close early, but it's a cute town with lots of quaint charm. If you really need to be in a "city," Burlington is only an hour away.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs aren't really big on campus. Really the only thing I've seen is marijuana, and it's easy to avoid if you don't want to be around it. Most people just drink at parties and such. For the most part there isn't a ton of pressure to drink if you don't want to. Public safety is pretty strict about alcohol; if they see you visibly drunk or with a drink in your hand, you will most likely get a citation. Alcohol itself may not be that visible, but there are a lot of drunk people wandering about campus on any given weekend night.

4 people found this useful Report
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Emma Willard House Emma Willard House Serves as the administration building for campus

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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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