Middlebury College is a place where students are engaged, globally curious, socially conscious, and motivated to pursue their passions. Students explore the breadth and depth of the liberal arts and sciences while living in a tight-knit campus community in beautiful Vermont. Core to their learning are students’ in-depth research projects and internships, which they pursue on location around the world. Through this rich mix of intellectual rigor, practice, and experience, Middlebury develops conscientious and impactful people of the world.
Founded in 1800, Middlebury welcomes a diversity of perspectives and creates opportunities for all students to take part in the discussion. Middlebury attracts students of diverse backgrounds and experiences from around the world and focus on the educational and personal development of each person through the residential college experience. Students live alongside peers in an environment that’s intentional about confronting inequality and injustice through critical thinking, open dialogue, and compassionate doing.
Academic opportunities at Middlebury are nearly limitless. Supportive faculty and staff encourage students to make the most of their college experience. The curriculum is designed so each student's education includes a breadth of experience across many fields and disciplines, as well as in-depth study in one area defined by the major. More than 45 departments and programs offer majors and minors, with interdisciplinary centers featuring ongoing programs, lectures, and events.
Middlebury is an undergraduate college and then some, with renowned graduate schools that enrich the intellectual and cultural environment—which undergraduates can take full advantage of. These include programs in international studies, language immersion, literature and literacy, and the oldest and most prestigious writers’ conference in the world. At Middlebury, they want students to graduate world ready and work ready, having the life skills, perspectives, and supportive networks to pursue the future they imagine for themselves.
Fun Fact: Middlebury’s Winter Carnival is the nation’s oldest and largest student-run celebration of all things winter. A community ice show, fireworks, intercollegiate skiing competitions, bonfire, ice sculpting...Middlebury Winter Carnival is an annual highlight.