Middlebury College

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School Overview

Middlebury College is a liberal arts college in Middlebury, Vermont. It embodies all the qualities of a small Northeastern liberal arts college. It is over 200 years old, and Middlebury currently offers some of the best academic programs nationwide. As a result, the college is very selective. Middlebury also offers generous financial aid to students, provides students numerous volunteer opportunities, and it sponsors numerous student organizations.

Middlebury offers bachelor’s degree programs in the sciences, humanities, performing arts, and the liberal arts. It is internationally-recognized for its Bread Loaf Writer’s program. Students participating in this program complete summer programs designed to improve creative writing and literary analysis skills.

Middlebury College is also known for its small class sizes, which enhances classroom discussions and makes professors easily accessible.

Because the school encourages students to participate in community service, they have the opportunity to participate in service projects that promote learning. Students involved with the Projects for Peace initiative learn more about veterans’ experiences by conducting personal interviews with veterans throughout the United States. Middlebury sponsors other great programs to involve students in campus and community affairs.

The college also places great emphasis on the arts. Art is displayed throughout campus, a museum is located on campus, a theatre is located on campus, and literary readings are frequently held.

Middlebury College is very selective. The average student acceptance rate is about 17 percent. Applicants are required to submit 2 letters of recommendations, official transcripts, and entrance exam scores. The admission committee places heavy emphasis on community service.

The college offers generous financial aid to students. In fact, Middlebury prides itself on ensuring that qualified students from all backgrounds have opportunities to study at the school. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, loans, and federal Pell grants.

General Information

Admission Office

The Emma Willard House

Middlebury, VT 05753-6002

(802) 443-3000

Fax: (802) 443-0258

Contact: Robert Clagett

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

Middlebury, VT 05753

(802) 443-5000


Total undergrads: 2,455

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 576

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,422


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,300
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $6,300
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 263 46%
Grant or scholarship aid 251 44% $8,118,857 $32,346
• Federal grants 53 9% $317,936 $5,999
• Pell grants 53 9% $184,061 $3,473
• Other federal grants 49 9% $133,875 $2,732
State/local government grant or scholarships 16 3% $25,492 $1,593
Institutional grants or scholarships 251 44% $7,775,429 $30,978
Student loan aid 206 36% $1,122,043 $5,447
• Federal student loans 153 27% $671,193 $4,387
• Other student loans 81 14% $450,850 $5,566

All Degrees and Programs

Total of All Education Programs 773 253 3
Architecture and Related Services 12
Architecture 12
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 69
African Studies 2
American/united States Studies/civilization 15
East Asian Studies 9
European Studies/civilization 26
Latin American Studies 12
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 2
Russian Studies 1
South Asian Studies 1
Women’s Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 73
Biochemistry 8
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 18
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 29
Neuroscience 18
Computing and Information Sciences 10
Computer Science 10
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 51 88
English Language and Literature 11 88
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 40
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 99 165 3
Chinese Language and Literature 14 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Comparative Literature 6
French Language and Literature 19 45 2
German Language and Literature 7 10
Italian Language and Literature 8 24 1
Japanese Language and Literature 12
Russian Language and Literature 4 6
Spanish Language and Literature 24 78
History 32
History 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 5
Mathematics and Statistics 19
Mathematics 19
Natural Resources and Conservation 41
Environmental Studies 41
Physical Sciences 38
Chemistry 10
Geology and Earth Science 10
Physics 18
Psychology 42
Psychology 42
Social Sciences 211
Economics 88
Geography 26
International Relations and Affairs 26
Political Science and Government 46
Sociology 25
Visual and Performing Arts 71
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21
Dance 3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 18
Film/cinema/video Studies 22
Fine/studio Arts 4
Music 3
Above data represents first majors only.
(-) Indicates that a program is not offered at this level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 17%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
Completion of College-prep program: Recommended
TOEFL: Recommended

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 7,984
Percent Admitted: 17%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 42%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 640 (25th Percentile)
  • 740 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 650 (25th Percentile)
  • 740 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 650 (25th Percentile)
  • 750 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
American Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
East Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Southeast Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Middlebury College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(802) 443-5000
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.middlebury.edu/admissions/apply
Address:Old Chapel, Middlebury, VT 05753
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,549
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):94%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,549 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$50,063
Out-of-state Tuition:$50,063
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:50%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$42,019

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Middlebury College Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies91
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1075
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Social Sciences6
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total49105

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid29750%
Grant or scholarship aid28849%$42,019
Student loan aid18531%$6,355

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,09943%$40,200
Federal student loans67527%$5,847

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants8,8193,7455,074
Percent admitted100%19%14%
Percent admitted who enrolled7%8%6%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Middlebury College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,549
Undergraduate enrollment2,523
Graduate enrollment26

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Middlebury College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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