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Middlebury College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Middlebury College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Middlebury offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Middlebury College was awarded 867 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Arabic language and literature.

Overall Quality

Middlebury is ranked #50 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Middlebury is also ranked #1 out of 13 schools in Vermont.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Middlebury?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 22%, Middlebury is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 64% 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 670 and 750. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Middlebury College  ( 670 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Middlebury College  ( 670 to 770 )
Middlebury received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Middlebury College  ( 31 to 34 )

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Middlebury College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Middlebury, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Middlebury College is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Middlebury College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Middlebury College has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 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 83%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Middlebury College.

Middlebury College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,580 undergraduates at Middlebury with 2,552 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

How Much Does Middlebury College Cost?

The overall average net price of Middlebury is $25,656. 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 +
$6,161 $8,616 $14,002 $20,468 $40,687

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 24% of students took out student loans averaging $8,054 a year. That adds up to $32,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Middlebury is 1.0%. 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. This is good news for future Middlebury graduates since it is 46% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Middlebury College

Middlebury College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Middlebury, Vermont. The surrounding location of Middlebury is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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, 787 received undergraduate degrees and 197 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 129 $76,460
Computer Science 65 $74,576
Natural Resources Conservation 49 $23,351
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 36 $33,281
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 36 $35,060
Child Development & Psychology 35 NA
Mathematics 34 NA
International Relations & National Security 31 $63,328
History 31 $28,598
Sociology 30 $32,925

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

Online Learning at Middlebury

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,631 students took at least one online class at Middlebury College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,631 713
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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