Middlebury College

Middlebury College

Middlebury College is located in Middlebury, Vermont, United States. It was established in 1800 and became coeducational in 1883. The first President of the college was Jeremiah Atwater. The main campus spreads across an area of approximately 350 acres. Middlebury College attracts students from about 70 countries worldwide. It offers a variety of degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. Middlebury College was named the 5th best liberal arts college in the county by U.S. News and World Report. The college is divided into the following academic schools:

  • Bread Loaf School of English
  • Language Schools
  • Schools Abroad

Middlebury College participates in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed the Panthers and compete in various sports such as ice hockey, cross country, soccer, skiing, tennis, and field hockey.

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Contacting Middlebury College

Middlebury College
Old Chapel
Middlebury , VT 05753
General Phone: (802) 443-5000

Middlebury College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts674African studies, American studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, South Asian studies, women's studies, ...
Science56biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Conservation and Resource Management35environmental studies
Fine Arts26fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts18dance, drama
Photography and Commercial Art15film and photography
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Architecture and Planning0architecture

Number of programs and degrees for Middlebury College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree63650
Master's degree2676
Doctor's degree55

Middlebury College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Middlebury College had a total enrollment of 2,500 students (2,970 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 42%
20-21 37%
22-24 10%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%

Middlebury College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Middlebury College Room and Board (2007)

Middlebury College offers campus housing for 2,350 of its 2,970 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Middlebury, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Middlebury College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650750
SAT Math650740
SAT Writing650730
ACT Composite2933

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Middlebury College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,250

Financial Aid:
Middlebury College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 369100)

Middlebury College Faculty

Middlebury College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3629
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2233

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year66$130,38823$115,322
Associate professoracademic year36$87,05820$86,398
Assistant professoracademic year42$69,45343$68,892
Instructoracademic year6$66,7264$62,625
Lectureracademic year5$70,3388$63,153
No academic rankacademic year4$64,6035$54,437
All faculty totalacademic year159$98,536103$81,268

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Middlebury College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Small College Athletic Conference
Basketball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Track New England Small College Athletic Conference

Middlebury College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American Literature (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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