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Middlebury College Offers 1,768 Students Acceptance to the Class of 2019

March 21, 2015


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College today extended offers of admission to 1,210 students in its regular decision round for the Class of 2019. That brought the total number of admitted students this year to 1,768. In all, this year’s accepted students were selected from among 8,894 applicants, the second largest number in the College’s history and an 8.5 percent increase over last year. The overall acceptance rate, including the early decisions rounds, was 19.9 percent.

“We are humbled by and certainly pleased with the number of talented and accomplished high school seniors who applied this year,” said Middlebury College Dean of Admissions Greg Buckles. “But we don’t—and shouldn’t—focus only on the numbers. The quality and diversity of our applicant pool stands out year after year, and this year was no exception. I think it’s particularly notable that this year 17 percent of the students we admitted are first-generation applicants, which means that neither of their parents has a college or university degree.

The students accepted to the Middlebury Class of 2019 hail from 49 states (all except North Dakota), Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 50 countries. The five states with the most admitted students are, in order: CA, NY, MA, CT and VT.

Middlebury expects to enroll about 590 students in September 2015 and another 100 in February 2016 as members of the Class of 2019. The College will award about $10.6 million in need-based financial aid to the class; more than 40 percent of the students will receive these funds.

Students learned of their admission by logging onto a special website starting at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, March 21. The College mailed letters to their homes on Friday, March 20.

The College will provide admitted students with an opportunity to learn more about Middlebury during Campus Preview Days on April 15-17, when those accepted through regular decision are invited to come to campus, take part in various events, and meet current students and faculty.

Admitted students have until May 1 to accept Middlebury’s offer.

Correction: This story originally misstated the overall number of admitted students. The total is 1,768, not 1,512.
The overall percentage who were admitted is 19.9 percent, not 17 percent.

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