Middlebury

 

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1800, Middlebury is a top-tier liberal arts college
  • Ronald D. Liebowitz became Middlebury's 16th president in July 2004
  • About 2,450 undergraduate students
  • Located in the Champlain Valley of central Vermont, with Vermont's Green Mountains to the east and New York's Adirondacks to the west
  • Renowned for leadership in language instruction and international studies
  • Graduate and summer programs: Summer Language Schools (10 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad in 15 countries and 36 cities
  • More than 850 courses in 44 majors
  • 9:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Most classes are small; the mean class size is 16
  • All courses are taught by faculty members (rather than graduate assistants)
  • Nationally known for programs in environmental studies
  • Strong programs and world-class facilities in the sciences
  • First-year seminars: Discussion-oriented courses with an intensive writing component to help students make the transition to college work; seminar teachers also serve as first-year students' advisors
  • Winter term: One-month January semester in which students can concentrate on one course, or take on an internship
  • 31 NCAA varsity teams; 28 percent of students participate in varsity sports
  • Charter member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Other members are Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Trinity, Tufts, Williams and Wesleyan
  • 31 NCAA championship teams since 1995: men's hockey-8 titles ('95, '96, '97, '98, '99, '04, '05, '06), women's cross country-6 ('00, '01, '03, '06, '08, '10), women's hockey-5 ('00, '01, '04, '05, 06), women's lacrosse-5  ('97, '99, '01, '02, '04), men's lacrosse-3 ('00, '01, '02), men's tennis-2 ('04, '10), field hockey ('98), men's soccer ('07)