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Middlebury College Overview

Located in Middlebury, Vermont, Middlebury College is a private not-for-profit institution. Middlebury is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Middlebury College Known For?

771 Undergraduate Awards
$54,404 Avg Cost After Aid
17% Acceptance Rate
  • Middlebury has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Middlebury is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Middlebury.
  • In 2017-2018, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Middlebury with a bachelor's degree make about $58,200 a year. That's 43% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Middlebury to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Middlebury College Rankings

We have ranked Middlebury as #47 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Middlebury also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Vermont ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Middlebury has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Middlebury.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Romance Languages Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Middlebury has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for Economics College Factual
#33 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#49 Best Schools Grad Degree
#55 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#58 Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Middlebury College?

Location of Middlebury College

Contact details for Middlebury are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Chapel, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802-443-5000
Website: www.middlebury.edu

How Do I Get Into Middlebury?

You can apply to Middlebury online at: www.middlebury.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for Middlebury

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Middlebury?

17% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Middlebury, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 17%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 19%, and the acceptance rate for women is 16%.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Middlebury submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 750. Math scores were between 660 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Middlebury College  ( 660 to 750 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Middlebury College  ( 660 to 760 )
200
800
Middlebury received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Middlebury College  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Middlebury College?

$54,404 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Middlebury is $54,404. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Middlebury, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $7,024 a year. That adds up to $28,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Middlebury is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Middlebury College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,556 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,580 undergraduate students at Middlebury, with 2,556 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Middlebury

There are also 77 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,556 full-time undergraduates at Middlebury, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Middlebury

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Middlebury College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Middlebury Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 183
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 1,584
International Students 268
Other Races/Ethnicities 163

Geographic Diversity

Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Middlebury College. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 96 countries are represented at Middlebury. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Middlebury College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Romance Languages 17 90 5 112
Economics 106 0 0 106
General English Literature 0 76 0 76
Computer Science 55 0 0 55
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 47 0 0 47
Political Science & Government 47 0 0 47
Natural Resources Conservation 41 0 0 41
Area Studies 39 0 0 39
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 35 0 0 35
English Literature (Other) 33 0 0 33
International Relations & National Security 33 0 0 33
General Psychology 29 0 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 25 0 0 25
General Biology 23 0 0 23
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 22 0 0 22
History 21 0 0 21
Mathematics 21 0 0 21
Geography & Cartography 20 0 0 20
Sociology 20 0 0 20
East Asian Languages 12 6 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 17 0 17
Ethnic Studies 13 0 0 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 13 0 0 13
Religious Studies 13 0 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 12 0 0 12
Philosophy 11 0 0 11
Germanic Languages 5 4 1 10
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3 7 0 10
Chemistry 10 0 0 10
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1 8 0 9
Physics 9 0 0 9
General Architecture 8 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 8
Anthropology 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 2
Dance 2 0 0 2
Museum Studies 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 771 208 6 985

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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