Middlebury College

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from more than 850 courses in 45 departments and programs of study, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary opportunities.

  • Most classes at Middlebury are small, with an average of 16 students.

  • The First@Midd pre-orientation program supports students who are the first in their family to attend college. It’s one of many programs designed by our Anderson Freeman Resource Center, which also supports students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ+ students, and others who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

  • More than half of all students study abroad, usually for a semester or two in junior year. Their well-known CV Starr Schools Abroad, at 37 sites in 16 countries, offers an immersive learning experience unlike any other.

  • Every Middlebury student participates in the first-year seminar program, which features small, intensive courses with a focus on developing critical thinking and effective writing skills. Recent subjects include Cities in Crisis, Language and Social Justice, and The Women of Game of Thrones.

  • Our STEM offerings span eleven academic departments and programs in math, computer science, and physical and life sciences and feature cutting-edge student research in state-of-the-art facilities typically found at large universities.

  • Tucked between Middlebury’s 13-week fall and spring semesters is a gem of a term, called “J Term.” It’s a four-week session in January during which students may enroll in a single course, pursue an internship opportunity, or undertake an independent project.

  • The Axinn Center for the Humanities is a hub of humanistic research and teaching. The Public Humanities Lab Initiative is a highlight, integrating Humanities skills and expertise with community projects of social and cultural significance.