Middlebury College is a private, Little Ivy, liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,526 undergraduates from all 50 states and 74 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury follows a 4–1–4 academic calendar, with two four-course semesters and a one-course January term.Middlebury is the first American institution of higher education to have granted a bachelor's degree to an African-American, graduating Alexander Twilight in the class of 1823. Middlebury was also one of the first formerly all-male liberal arts colleges in New England to become a coeducational institution, following the trustees' decision in 1883 to accept women. Middlebury has an acceptance rate of 16% and was listed as tied for the fourth-best liberal arts college in the U.S. in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.Middlebury's 31 varsity teams are known as the Middlebury Panthers and compete in the NCAA Division III's NESCAC conference.HistoryFounding and 19th centuryMiddlebury received its founding charter on November 1, 1800, as an outgrowth of the Addison County Grammar School, which had been founded three years earlier in 1797. The College's first president—Jeremiah Atwater—began classes a few days later, making Middlebury the first operating college or university in Vermont. One student named Aaron Petty graduated at the first commencement held in August 1802.For Middlebury College and beyond, use our Middlebury vacation builder to get the most from your Middlebury vacation.
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One of the nicest art and artifact college museums I've ever seen. Lovely space, with dedicated and friendly staff. A must see!! more »
Beautiful campus...often breathtaking...outstanding liberal arts college..all the Professors I met were both charming & dedicated..beautiful Vermont charm..I am so glad she picked Middlebury...charmin... more »
nice and quiet area, everything at walking distance. a park with a river and chairs to seat outside, real good atmosphere to study and make friends more »
Save yourself the money, unless you want to be around racial segregationist this college is not for you. They had a "day without white people" protest and were forcing white people to not attend the college, when a progressive and bright professor defied this racist protest he was shouted down to resign and I swear they would of gotten violent too. This college promotes racism against white and political violence to the right.. Stay away.
I'm not in the least bit surprised by what happened at Middlebury post Charles Murray's talk. I'm an alumnus, and can first hand claim that it is (on the whole--save a few notable exceptions) a bastion of political correctness and radical leftist ideology. Shame on those who attacked an innocent professor (also a close friend) and shame on those who silenced the speaker's first amendment rights. I will no longer remain silent in the face of radical extremism, free speech must be protected. Our democracy depends on its survival. While I'm grateful for an excellent eduction, I do not look back fondly at my time at Middlebury. Hopefully the Administration will address this glaring cultural bifurcation. Disclaimer: Not all Middlebury students/faculty fall into the category of radical leftists, but the campus is most definitely and decidedly left wing. We must be comfortable in discussing uncomfortable topics. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Was considering this college for my daughter as we begin our search for her continued education. I am fearful that the right to freedom of speech would result in possible violence on this campus. Middlebury is no longer an option.
My daughter wanted to go to this school, so we went for a visit over the summer. While talking to a professor in her department of interest, it came up that she held conservative values. At that point, the professor (I won't use his name here out of respect) told her "we don't like little deplorable bigot here. They cause all sorts of problems and invite speakers who 'marginalize' our study body and hide behind archaic notions of 'free speech.'" We were then asked to leave his office, so we did.. never to return.
Would not send my daughters to a facility where you are allowed to be disrespectful due to political views. It's sad to have such irrogant authories to educate our children. Changed my mind about sending my children to this college.
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