Middlebury College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Middlebury, VT
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
18 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Athletic facilities
  • Bicentennial Hall observatory and laboratory facilities
  • Dining hall food
  • Motivated and energetic student body

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Cold weather
  • Transportation
  • Isolated and rural
  • Overachievers

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Middlebury Student Reviews

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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.


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