Colleges Middlebury College
Middlebury College is a private institution that was founded in 1800. Situated in the small town of Middlebury, Vermont on 350 acres, the college is located in the Champlain Valley between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Students can join more than 150 organizations on campus. All freshmen are required to live on campus and are assigned to one of five Commons, which provide academic and social activities. C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad has more than 40 schools in 16 countries for students to study abroad.
Middlebury’s graduate programs offer a Master of Arts and Doctor of Modern Languages. Middlebury Language Schools take place during summer and offer 10 languages. Middlebury is also home to the Bread Loaf School of English, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, one of the oldest and most prestigious writers’ conferences. Middlebury’s student-faculty ratio is 8:1, and the school has 66% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Environmental Science.
Midd Ventures. The Midd Ventures Club is a student organization that aims to connect, foster, and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the Middlebury College community. An entrepreneur is anyone who wants to innovate and create value—an economics major starting a t-shirt company, or an artist finding a new way to deliver, promote, or create their work. Our goal is to align students, alumni, faculty, and community interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Special Collections. Special Collections serves as a liberal arts laboratory. We are a place for hands-on, immersive learning, imagination, and innovative approaches to research, access, and teaching. Featured in the David Family Library – one of three campus libraries – collections range from a cuneiform tablet to contemporary pop-up books; rare books, manuscripts, photographs, audio and video recordings; the College Archives; and other unique materials that tell the story of our past.
School Mission & Unique Qualities
Middlebury College is distinct among its peers as it provides an international network of undergraduate and graduate resources and programs, including Middlebury School of the Environment, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and others. For skiers, Middlebury has 17 trails. The school also competes in “Muggle Quidditch” and founded the International Quidditch Association based on the sport from the Harry Potter novels. Middlebury also hosts the country’s oldest Winter Carnival, featuring a ski competition and music.
“Middlebury can get cold, but it has provided with me with everything I could have wanted from a LAC. Phenomenal academics, great student life. The grounds are beautiful, tucked in the mountains and surrounded by nature that is protected and preserved by the college.”