At Middlebury College, you’ll join a vibrant community with a history of progressive thinking, challenging academics, high expectations, and even higher outcomes.

A Holistic Process

We strive to understand our applicants in the fullest sense of who they are—in school, in their community, and as part of their family. Our admissions process is a holistic one in which we weigh multiple factors beyond test scores and grades. Your personal essay, teacher recommendations, cocurricular activities, individual background and story, and unique characteristics are all important to us. 

Middlebury’s admissions decisions are based on high school records, standardized test scores, recommendations, activities and interests, and student writing. Most students rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and challenge themselves with rigorous course loads and a commitment to non-academic interests.

Our campus is home to about 2,500 students, with an additional 300 studying abroad in any given semester. About 10 percent of our students are non-U.S. citizens, and many others have lived abroad before college.

Class Profile

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Meet the class of 2023, entering during the 2019-20 academic year

Applications 9,782

Admitted Students 1,697

Applicants Admitted 17.4%

Class Size 700 (600 Sept., 100 Feb.)

States Represented 42 + DC

Countries Represented 56

International Students 12%

U.S. Students of Color 27%

First Generation to Attend College 11%

Average Financial Aid Award $49,647

SAT Mid-50% Range 1390-1460

ACT Mid-50% Range 32-33

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