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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.

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.

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Class Profile

Meet the class of 2025, entering during the 2021-22 academic year

Applications 11,908

Admitted Students 1,875

Applicants Admitted 15.75%

Class Size 700 (600 Sept., 100 Feb.)

States Represented 45 + DC and PR

Countries Represented 66

International Students 13%

U.S. Students of Color 35%

First Generation to Attend College 17.5%

Average Financial Aid Award $57,078

SAT Mid-50% Range 1420-1470

ACT Mid-50% Range 32-34

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