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Middlebury College is located in Middlebury, Vermont, United States. It was established in 1800 and became coeducational in 1883. The first President of the college was Jeremiah Atwater. The main campus spreads across an area of approximately 350 acres. Middlebury College attracts students from about 70 countries worldwide. It offers a variety of degrees and certificate programs in diverse Course Topics. Middlebury College was named the 5th best liberal arts college in the county by U. S. News and World Report. The college is divided into the following academic schools:
  • Bread Loaf School of English
  • Language Schools
  • Schools Abroad
Middlebury College participates in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed the Panthers and compete in various sports such as ice hockey, cross country, soccer, skiing, tennis, and field hockey.

Profile of Middlebury CollegeThe campus of Middlebury College is in Middlebury, VT, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Middlebury College include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from Middlebury College is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Middlebury College Selectivity

Admission at Middlebury College is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 22% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 630. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 640 and 740. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Middlebury College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Middlebury College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 500 students enrolled (2, 485 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Middlebury College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Middlebury College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Middlebury College values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Middlebury College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts679English, Spanish language, economics, Italian language, French language, political science, history, sociology, . . .
Science54biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, geology
Conservation and Resource Management43environmental studies
Therapy and Counselling41psychology
Fine Arts23art history and criticism, fine arts
Religion and Philosophy21religion, philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts14drama, dance
Photography and Commercial Art10film and photography
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Architecture and Planning0architecture
Contact: Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury College

Old Chapel

Middlebury, VT 05753

General Phone: (802) 443-5000


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