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Middlebury College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Middlebury College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Middlebury College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Middlebury College was awarded 98 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Middlebury is ranked #35 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Middlebury held the #41 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 10 colleges in Vermont, Middlebury is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Middlebury?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Middlebury since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 17%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Middlebury submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 750. Math scores were between 660 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Middlebury College  ( 660 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Middlebury College  ( 660 to 760 )
Middlebury received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Middlebury College  ( 30 to 34 )

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Middlebury College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Middlebury it is much better at 8 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Middlebury College is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Middlebury College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Middlebury College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Middlebury the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Middlebury

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,549 undergraduates at Middlebury with 2,528 being full-time and 21 being part-time.

Middlebury Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 98.26 out of 100, Middlebury is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.26 out of 100
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How Much Does Middlebury College Cost?

The overall average net price of Middlebury is $25,587. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Middlebury

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,381 $6,820 $13,927 $23,392 $42,242

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Middlebury, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Middlebury, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $7,024 a year. That adds up to $28,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Middlebury is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Middlebury Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Middlebury with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,200 in their early years. That's great news for Middlebury students since it is 46% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Middlebury College make the most money.

Location of Middlebury College

Middlebury College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Middlebury, Vermont. Middlebury is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Middlebury College

Contact details for Middlebury are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Chapel, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802-443-5000

Middlebury College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Middlebury College. Of these students, 771 received undergraduate degrees and 214 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 106 $75,400
Computer Science 55 NA
Political Science & Government 47 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 47 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 41 NA
Area Studies 39 $39,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 35 NA
International Relations & National Security 33 NA
English Literature (Other) 33 NA
General Psychology 29 $36,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Middlebury College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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