It is extremely difficult to get into Middlebury College. Around 13% of applicants get into Middlebury College each year. Out of 12,952 applications received in 2023, 1,644 students were offered admission.
If you are planning on applying to Middlebury College, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee costs $65.
Students who submit their applications to Middlebury College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 31.
Here's an overiew of some of Middlebury College's admissions stats.
|Middlebury College 2023||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||31%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||18%|
These are the application deadlines for Middlebury College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||–||–||–|
|Regular Decision||Yes||1 1||March 31|
Middlebury College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Middlebury College is 42%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 13%. In 2022, Middlebury College admitted 439 of the 1039 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.
In 2022, Middlebury College waitlisted 2,259 students and 2,215 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 12 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Middlebury College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Middlebury College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Middlebury College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Middlebury College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record||–||–||–||–|
|Standardized Test Scores||–||–||–||–|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)||–||–||–||–|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2||–||–||–|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||–||–||–|
|Transcript of High School Record||√||–||–||–|
Middlebury College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Middlebury College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 31% of Middlebury College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Middlebury College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1420 and 1520 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Middlebury College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1520 and 25% of scored lower than 1420, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Middlebury College students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Middlebury College students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 700 or higher.
To be most competitive at Middlebury College, you should strive to earn between 33 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Middlebury College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 33 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Middlebury College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 33.
For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Middlebury College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 10.
Transfer students can enroll in Middlebury College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Middlebury College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Middlebury College.
Does Middlebury College accept transfer credits?
✅ Middlebury College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Middlebury College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Middlebury College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Middlebury College?
❌ No, Middlebury College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Middlebury College's acceptance rate?
✅ Middlebury College has an acceptance rate of 13%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Middlebury College?
✅ Middlebury College's early decision acceptance rate was 42% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Middlebury College? Middlebury College is a selective institution. The Middlebury College acceptance rate is 13%. This means that the institution accepts 12 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Middlebury College is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Middlebury College is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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