"The best thing about Middlebury is its student body. Almost everyone is really intelligent, friendly, open-minded, and loves being outside." Andrew, Junior
Located in the quaint New England town of Middlebury, Vermont, in the Champlain Valley between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, Middlebury College offers scenic mountain views and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that is particularly strong in environmental studies, international studies, sciences, and literature.
A commons-based residential life system allows students to pursue their interests in an intimate atmosphere while participating fully in the life of the larger college community. Success in NCAA Division III sports competition reflects a culture that embraces the importance of the scholar/athlete. The student body encompasses a broad array of cultures, ethnicities, religions and economic backgrounds, making up a vibrant community with numerous intellectual perspectives.
Students can join about 140 organizations on campus. For skiers, Middlebury has 17 trails on the Middlebury College Snow Bowl ski area. 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.
Location: Middlebury, Vermont, USA
City Population: 8,500
University Population: 2,507
Climate: Vermont has a humid continental climate with mild summers and very cold winters.
Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport
University website: www.middlebury.edu
Virtual Tour: blogs.middlebury.edu/summerinterns/2011/06/06/a-typical-summer-tour/
Why choose Middlebury?
- U.S. News & World Report ranked Middlebury as the 4th-best liberal arts college in the U.S. in 2016
- Middlebury's campus is characterized by quads and open spaces, views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks
- The college owns its own ski mountain –the Middlebury College Snow Bowl