Middlebury College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Middlebury College Campus
Middlebury College Campus. Alan Levine / Flickr

Middlebury College, with an acceptance rate of only 16 percent, is a highly selective liberal arts college. As part of the application, interested students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an essay. For complete instructions, including important dates and deadlines, be sure to visit the Middlebury admissions website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

The school does not require on-campus interviews, but interested students are encouraged to visit and tour the campus.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Middlebury College Acceptance Rate: 16 percent
  • Middlebury GPA and Test Score Graph
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 630 / 740
    • SAT Math: 650 / 755
    • ACT Composite: 30 / 33
    • ACT English: - / -
    • ACT Math: - / -

Middlebury College Description

Located in Robert Frost’s scenic hometown in Vermont, Middlebury College is probably best known for its foreign-language programs, but it excels in nearly all fields in the liberal arts and sciences. Middlebury College typically ranks among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. For its academic strengths, the college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Middlebury has a robust study-abroad program with schools in China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Spain.

The college can also boast of an 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 16.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,549 (2,523 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent male / 52 percent female
  • 99 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,063
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,269
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $66,332

Middlebury Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 50 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49 percent
    • Loans: 31 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $42,019
    • Loans: $6,355

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Art History, Economics, English, Environmental Science, History, Political Science, Psychology

    Retention and Graduation Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97 percent
    • Transfer Out Rate: 3 percent
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85 percent
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93 percent

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, and Diving, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Squash, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Lacrosse
    • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, and Diving, Soccer, Softball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Skiing

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Middlebury and the Common Application

    Middlebury College uses the Common Application.