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Middlebury College, Middlebury

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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.
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  • available at the main office provides an excellent, one hour visit to the campus. The campus itself is beautiful and the centerpiece of a visit to Middlebury.  more »
  • I was lecturing here. Stunning art museum, fantastic hockey arena, interesting buildings, dorms, commons. Money can supply a very comfortable educational experience for the fortunate. Walk the grounds...  more »
  • Much bigger than I thought for school of 2500. Very friendly staff and students. Nice little town with good restaurants and inns. Lot of back roads to get there but worth the visit.  more »
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  • Strong liberal arts program that stresses developing the whole person. Broad curriculum, excellent teaching, intimate classroom (small class size), professors who are interested in the success of students. It's more than just a "great school for world languages."
  • I was very impressed by the campus. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  • Best college ever!
  • In my opinion, it is the best college in the country. Had great 4 years and always look forward to making a trip back. Great teachers, great student body, top notch athletics and a great surrounding community.
  • Due to it's massive international programs and focus, intensive language orograms, and rigorous academic coursework in every discopline, it's one of the best colleges in the country.