Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, United States. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Middlebury is the first American institution of higher education known 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.
Drawing 2,400 undergraduates from all 50 United States and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury follows a 4-1-4 academic schedule, with two four-course semesters and a one-course January term.
In addition to its core undergraduate program, the college organizes undergraduate and graduate programs in modern languages. The Middlebury Language Schools offer instruction in 10 languages. The Bread Loaf School of English is a summer graduate program in English literature, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is one of the oldest in the country. The college also operates the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad in 13 countries, on five continents. In 2005 the Monterey Institute of International Studies, located in Monterey, California became an affiliate of Middlebury College, and in July 2010 the Institute was integrated into Middlebury as a formal graduate school of the college.
Middlebury’s 31 varsity teams are known as the Middlebury Panthers and compete in the Division III NESCAC conference. The school’s colors are blue and white. Middlebury is one of the “Little Ivies.”
Comprehensive Fee ($52,120): The comprehensive fee is the sum of tuition, room, and board. There is also a billed student activity fee of $380 for the academic year.
Books ($1,000): This is an estimate of your expenses for textbooks and supplies for the academic year. Your actual costs may differ depending on the courses you take and the availability of used books. You will need to bring money with you for your books when you first arrive at Middlebury.
Personal ($1,000): This is an estimate of expenses for personal items, entertainment, and clothing for the academic year. It is a conservative estimate, which will require careful budgeting on your part. Most students choose to use the income from their campus jobs to provide these funds.
Travel (variable): This figure represents our recognition that you will incur costs to get here in the fall and to get back again in the spring. Students generally use a portion of their summer earnings to pay this expense