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, and Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad in Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and Uruguay
  • 47 Departments and Programs in which to major and minor
  • 9:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Most classes are small; the mean class size is 18
  • 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 until students declare a major
  • 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 lacrosse - 5  ('97, '99, '01, '02, '04); men's lacrosse - 3 ('00, '01, '02); women's cross country - 6 ('00, '01, '03, '06, '08, 10); women's hockey - 5 ('00, '01, '04, '05, 06); field hockey ('98); men's tennis ('04, '10); men's soccer ('07)