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.

Middlebury College Highlights

School Information

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

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,657
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 95%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 2,657 (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: $56,216
Out-of-state Tuition: $56,216
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 53%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $48,613

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Middlebury College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Middlebury College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 9
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 21
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1075
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 5195

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Middlebury College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $56,216
Out-of-state $56,216
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 334 53%
Grant or scholarship aid 317 50% $48,613
Student loan aid 190 30% $5,891

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,191 46% $48,807
Federal student loans 594 23% $5,287

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Middlebury College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Middlebury College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,754 4,325 5,429
Percent admitted 100% 18% 13%
Percent admitted who enrolled 6% 6% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 2,657
Undergraduate enrollment 2,580
Graduate enrollment 77

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 Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*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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