If one opinion is heard more loudly than any other, it’s that Middlebury students think they’re pretty hot. This could mean that they’re arrogant, but they like to call it honesty. True, people here often seem hijacked from the pages of Abercrombie and Patagonia catalogs, but at least those catalogs are full of models, right? As for personality, students tend to have lots of it, or at least make an effort to seem like they do. Middlebury students study hard and play twice as hard—and let’s just say they study very hard. To better fit the Middlebury mold, see if you can’t work for a foreign embassy, or at least learn to surf in Australia before you arrive here.
To paraphrase Steve Hofstetter, author of "Student Body Shots," if you can’t find someone at college, you should just give up. Think about the lot you’ve been given: 2,500 young people, all within your age bracket, 99 percent unmarried, all in their sexual prime, eating together, studying together, and living together, oftentimes under the influence of alcohol. On the other hand, he must have been talking about hooking up because most students at Middlebury—particularly the guys—are not looking for love so early in their lives. Although you will meet your share of naïve study- and activities-nerds, there’s a freak in most of us geeks that’s looking to have a boisterous ball, especially on the weekends.