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, 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.
Meet the Class of 2026 and 2026.5:
Admitted Students 1,955
Applicants Admitted 15%
Class Size 760 (640 Sept., 120 Feb.)
States Represented 43 + DC and PR
Countries Represented 41
International Students 10%
U.S. Students of Color 38%
First Generation to Attend College 21%
Average Financial Aid Award $57,078
*SAT Mid-50% Range 1490-1530
*ACT Mid-50% Range 34-35
*Score ranges represent Class of 2026 students who submitted testing. Middlebury has a test-optional application policy, and roughly half of our applicants apply without submitting standardized testing.