Middlebury, VT
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Reviews 560 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: While the use of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin is more out of sight (you have to seek it out but there are plenty of people doing it), the use of Marijuana is EVERYWHERE. The smell is horrible and public safety never does anything about it. The administration is stricter on alcohol, both those under and over 21, then any kind of drugs.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health center is ok, the nurses mean well but are mediocre. Dr. Mark Peluso, the campus physician, is the man. I've heard people say so many bad things about him, and while he may not be the best and brightest at his position, the man is incredibly hard working and is always there for students who are sick. I have chronic sinusitis and he, my commons dean, and my professors were the only ones who cared. The man is a saint.

1 College Junior

Transportation: Either nonexistent or horribly run.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Other than Mcdonalds which is only accessible by car, the only reliable and tasty option is Magic Wok, a chinese place. Otherwise, when the dining halls (which are mediocre at best at every meal besides breakfast, which is heavenly) close at 8pm, there is no place to get food.

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics are the only saving grace of this place. I have only ever had three bad professors during my three years at Middlebury. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the material and they are very, very supportive of you as long as you seek them out and attend the class regularly. Office hours are incredibly helpful. The only critique I have of the professors is that they will give you a B or B+ for no specific reason. Reading the feedback one would think that they had been given an A. But, instead, because one did not regurgitate the professors words, then one is docked grade wise.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing lottery system is ridiculous and has not an ounce of fairness in it. The dorms are not very clean. The social life is horrible unless you are rich, white, preppy, elitist new englander or wanna be new englander or are one of the hippie, environmentalist, protest crazies.

2 College Junior

Weather: Negative temperatures are a regular occurrence in December and January. Spring doesn't really being until May, by which point there are only two weeks of school left.

1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The college is strict about all the wrong things.

College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have greek life

College Freshman

Greek Life: Social Houses
Special Interest Houses
No Frats

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: unlimited on-campus meal plans fix that problem

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Bohree Kim
Weston, CT
History of Art and Architecture
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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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