Middlebury, VT 05753
Accrediting Agency:New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Founded in 1800, Middlebury College began as a small New England school purposed to prepare young men for careers in ministry and other learned professions. Today, it is a top-tier college with around 2,450 undergraduate students, seven centers and facilities, and a graduate school, the Monterey Institute of International Studies. As a classic liberal arts college, Middlebury is unique in that it offers graduate and specialized programs, including online language programs for pre-college students. This institution is well known for its leadership in language instruction and international studies, programs in environmental studies, and programs and facilities in the sciences. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Middlebury 5th among national liberal arts colleges.
Middlebury has more than 45 programs and departments, in which more than 850 courses are offered in 44 majors. As a liberal arts institution, Middlebury provides students with the choice of a wide range of classical studies, including English and American literatures, visual and performing arts, foreign languages, humanities, education, and the social and natural sciences. Students who have more of an occupational focus regarding education and who wish to pursue graduate work can choose from pre-professional programs in health professions, pre-law, educational studies, pre-engineering, and architectural studies. The Monterey Institute of International Studies offers professional graduate degrees, certifications, and special programs in 12 areas of study. In addition, Middlebury has graduate and summer programs, summer language schools, and the internationally recognized Middlebury Language Schools. In 2010, the college partnered with K12 Inc., a leading provider of online education programs for K-12 students, to create Middlebury Interactive Languages. MIL offers world language products, such as interactive online courses and online-based language learning programs, for pre-college students.
Middlebury is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Middlebury has semester-based admissions with deadlines for freshman in January for fall admission. Transfer students have until March to apply for the fall semester and until November for the spring semester. Prospective freshman applying to Middlebury must complete the Common Application and Middlebury’s Common Application Supplement. In addition, they must submit the common application essay, two teacher recommendations, school report and transcript, senior grade report, and standardized test scores. Along with the undergraduate common application and supplement, transfer students must submit a college official letter verifying good academic standing, official transcripts, course descriptions, an instructor recommendation, and a current semester progress report. Graduate admissions may be based on prior academic record, professional experience, foreign language proficiency. While specific requirements vary according to area of study, applicants typically must meet requirements regarding language proficiency, course prerequisites, and standardized test scores.