Middlebury welcomes you: the bold and the brave, the global thinkers and local activists, ready to shape your futures. Exceptional students choose Middlebury for our progressive thinking, challenging academics, high expectations, and even higher outcomes. We are need blind, and our generous financial aid program will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need.



Middlebury has more than 45 departments that offer majors and minors. Our academic curriculum delivers a liberal arts and sciences education offering a breadth of experience across varied fields and disciplines, as well as in-depth study in the major. Our distribution requirements encompass seven academic categories and four courses in different cultures and civilizations. An emphasis on writing in all disciplines will sharpen your capacity for critical thinking and expression. Some of our most popular areas of study include environmental studies; physical and life sciences; social sciences; computer science; film and media; languages; economics; political science; international studies; neuroscience, and psychology.


Student Life

If you want to feed your curiosity, make your own future, and be prepared to grapple with the complex forces shaping our world, you’ll be at home at Middlebury. Our students are active and engaged on campus, in Vermont, and around the globe, forming a strong, diverse, and supportive community for living and learning. Almost everyone lives on campus with guaranteed four-year housing. Our 37 Schools Abroad operate on five continents, and more than half the junior class studies abroad. Our Center for Careers and Internships will work with you from day one on building career skills and experience.


Class of 2025 Profile 

  • 35% U.S. students of color
  • 13% International students
  • 17.5% First generation to attend college
  • 45 states represented + DC and PR
  • 66 Countries represented
  • $57,078 Average financial-aid grant awarded



There are many ways you can explore Middlebury College, virtually and in person.

Virtual Visits 


Campus Visits 

  • Take a student-led tour of campus. Pre-registration is required.


Learn more about Discover Middlebury (deadline to apply is September 10, 2021), our annual special visit program!


Learn more about Middlebury 


Video Tour 

Tour campus with our students.


Deadline Information

Early Decision I
Application Due Date: November 15

Notification Date: mid-December  

Early Decision II
Application Due Date: January 3
Notification Date: mid-February

Regular Decision
Application Due Date: January 3
Notification Date: late March/early April 


Required Materials

Middlebury accepts the Coalition Application or the Common Application. In addition, students must submit:

  • $65 Application Fee or Fee Waiver 
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • School Report, Counselor Recommendation, and Transcript
  • Senior Grades (by February 1) 
  • English Proficiency Test (if English is not your first language): Taken no later than December.

More information regarding required materials, optional arts supplement, and interviews.

Test Scores Are Optional 

Middlebury is currently test optional. You may choose whether to submit your standardized test scores (ACT or SAT). If you do not submit scores, it will not impact your application review. If you do submit scores, they’ll be included in your application review.


Affordability and Financial Aid

We are committed to making Middlebury College affordable for all admitted undergraduate students, regardless of the resources of their families. The College follows a need-blind admission policy for U.S. students, permanent residents, undocumented students and DACA students, which means that a student's financial status does not influence the admission decision.  Middlebury makes every effort to help all candidates obtain the financial aid they need in the form of grants, loans, and work/study jobs. 

The College is committed to meeting 100 percent of an applicant's demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Student Financial Services Office. To assist you in estimating your expected family contribution, we have a Net Price Calculator.


Contact Us

Admissions Office
Emma Willard House
131 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Meet the Admissions team