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

Middlebury adopts test-optional admissions policy

Students who apply as first-years or transfers, beginning with those entering in Fall 2021, have the option of applying under a test-optional policy. Middlebury recognizes the impact that the disruption of the timing of standardized testing due to the COVID-19 crisis will have on our applicants, and we seek to diminish anxiety about this testing requirement.


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.

Deadlines and Unpredictable Delays

We understand that weather-related emergencies or other events can disrupt a school calendar, testing, or the submission of application materials; this can put stress on students, families and schools. In these cases, we will work with students and schools to support the application process and will be flexible as needed. Admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have. Please contact us at, or at 802-443-3000.

To our current and prospective students affected by the coronavirus: It is our hope that you are healthy and safe from the virus. We are aware that many schools are modifying their educational models in order to keep the virus from spreading. Middlebury will work with your school to understand the modifications put in place and will not allow these changes to negatively impact your application review. We expect that you will fulfill the expectations set forth by your school to complete your high school diploma. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Middlebury Admissions Office at or at 802-443-3000.

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Class Profile

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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