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Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate13%

Middlebury College Admissions

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.

Middlebury College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist Yes

Middlebury College Application Deadlines

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
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 1 1 March 31

Want to Apply Early to Middlebury College?

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.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Middlebury College Admissions

Transferring to Middlebury College

Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Middlebury College

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.

What Does Middlebury College Look For in an Applicant?

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.

Admissions Factors at Middlebury College

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Middlebury College for more information on admission factors.

Middlebury College Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Middlebury College?

Middlebury College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Middlebury College?

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.

More Information on Transferring to Middlebury College

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

Middlebury College Admissions FAQs

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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Middlebury College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



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.


Middlebury College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

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

Middlebury College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1420 - 1520


Math SAT Range

710 - 780


Reading SAT Range

700 - 760

Middlebury College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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