Resources › For Students and Parents Middlebury College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print John Greim / Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated January 14, 2020 Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 15%. Located in the Champlain Valley of central Vermont, Middlebury College is best known for its foreign-language and international studies programs, but the school excels in nearly all fields in the liberal arts and sciences. Middlebury College 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 40 countries including China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Russia, and Spain. The college also boasts an 8-to-1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 19. Considering applying to this highly selective college? Here are the Middlebury College admissions statistics you should know. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Middlebury College had an acceptance rate of 15%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 15 students were admitted, making Middlebury's admissions process highly competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 9,754 Percent Admitted 15% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 40% SAT Scores and Requirements Middlebury requires that all applicant submit either SAT or ACT scores, or three SAT subject test scores in different subject areas. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 62% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 670 750 Math 690 780 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Middlebury's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Middlebury scored between 670 and 750, while 25% scored below 670 and 25% scored above 750. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 690 and 780, while 25% scored below 690 and 25% scored above 780. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1530 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Middlebury College. Requirements Middlebury does not require the SAT wiring section. Note that Middlebury participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Middlebury College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores, or three SAT subject test scores in different subject areas. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 45% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Composite 32 34 This admissions data tells us that most of Middlebury's admitted students fall within the top 3% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Middlebury received a composite ACT score between 32 and 34, while 25% scored above 34 and 25% scored below 32. Requirements Middlebury College does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many schools, Middlebury superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA Middlebury College does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs. However, Middlebury does note that the majority of accepted students rank in the top ten percent of their high school class. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Middlebury College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Middlebury College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Middlebury College has a highly competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Middlebury has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Middlebury's range. Students with a serious interest in art, music, theater, dance, or video should submit an arts supplement using SlideRoom, a presentation tool that has been integrated into the Common Application. While Middlebury College does not conduct on-campus admissions interviews, they try to arrange alumni interviews for as many applicants as possible off-campus. Be sure to review common interview questions before your interview. Also, if you live in an area where an interview is not possible, note that this will not negatively affect your admissions chances. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most had "A" averages, SAT scores (ERW+M) above 1300, and ACT composite scores of 28 or higher. Keep in mind, however, that hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a bit of red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students). Some students with 4.0 GPAs and excellent standardized test scores were rejected from Middlebury. If You Like Middlebury College, You Might Consider These Liberal Arts Colleges VassarHaverfordSwarthmoreWellesleyWesleyanColby All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Middlebury College Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Knox College's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Union College's Admissions Process? 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