MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College’s Model United Nations team earned a top 30 ranking nationwide for the 2016-2016 academic year. This is a significant jump for the team, which was ranked in the top 75 for the previous year. The ranking makes Middlebury one of just a few liberal arts colleges to break the top 30 alongside a field of much larger research universities.

“Top 30 is a historic ranking for our club,” said Matti Suomenaro, president of the Middlebury club. “This is the highest it has been, and it’s a massive confidence boost for the underclassmen. We are very grateful to all the Middlebury graduates who have helped us get where we are.”

Middlebury has 20-25 students actively participating in Model U.N. The team will participate in 9 conferences this year, including Columbia, Yale, Georgetown, and Queens College this fall; McGill in the winter; and Brown, Five Colleges, New York University, and Harvard in the spring.