Middlebury College

Middlebury College, one of the most respected liberal arts colleges in the United States, is located in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. Middlebury is a small school with an enrollment of 2,500 students who love their school and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The setting, with the Green Mountains to the East and the Adirondacks to the West offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, especially in the winter with many nearby ski areas.

Visitor Information: Tour Middlebury

Stay: The Swift House is a classic Vermont country Inn housed in a former governor's mansion. The historic Middlebury Inn is one of the 5 oldest Inns in America, now a full service hotel with 71 rooms. Why not make a weekend out of your visit at the Shelburne Inn, a 45 minute drive.  The Shelburne Inn is a very special place devoted to environmental education and sustainable farming  - read about it here.

Coffee: Carol’s Hungry Mind Café keeps people happy with great coffee and good company.

Breakfast: We hear it’s on par with H&H Bagels in NYC, Middlebury Bagel & Deli serves delicious bagels along with eggs and doughnuts. Close to the Courtyard Marriott, Rosie's Restaurant serves fantastic apple pancakes, biscuits and french toast. 

Lunch: You are in New England - have a New England Clam Chowder or sweet potato fries at Sama’s Café. Otter Creek Bakery features a  full array of baked items all made with local ingredients. Their soups and salads are delicious too! American Flatbread serves up great pizza.



Casual: Try the grilled organic salmon at Two Brothers. Close-by in Bristol, the Bobcat serves contemporary comfort food along with handcrafted beer. The ambiance here is similar to a British pub - cozy, relaxed and warm. The Storm Café offers an innovative American dinner cuisine that changes seasonally (they serve a great breakfast as well.)


A Step Up: Right in downtown Middlebury, The Lobby offers local, electric fare. Start with one of their award winning cocktails. The Jalapeño Margarita is delicious! Try to get a seat on the outdoor deck during the warmer months. A short ride away, in Vergennes, French inspired Black Sheep Bistro  uses only local ingredients. You will feel like you are in Paris. In New Haven, about a 12 minute drive, Tourterelle is a beautiful inn and restaurant owned by Chef Bill, a former sous chef from NYC's Tribeca Grill. Tourterelle dishes up delicious French cuisine with a modern twist.

Local Attractions


Fall/Spring: Be adventurous and go camping at Lake Dunmore. If it’s swimming weather, take a dip in Dog Team River. If you're in the mood to taste hard cider, check out the Woodchuck Factory.


Winter: Looking to ski? Look no further than Middlebury College Snowbowl.

— Quotes From Campus —

Middlebury is truly the most wonderful place, but I suppose I could narrow what I love about it down to two things: One: the environment. Vermont is one of the most beautiful places to live; our campus takes my breath away day after day. Two: (perhaps the most important) Middlebury’s community is truly incredible and unlike any that I have even been a part of. The people that it attracts are absolutely amazing and inspiring. This includes students, professors, staff, and alumni.
— Natalie
Be prepared to be very challenged. Professors expect a lot out of their students, but only because they know what students are capable of.
— Spencer






School Colors

Blue and White

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision 1 and 2


Average - 1460


Average - 32




Small - 2,500 Undergraduates




New England

Admissions Office

The Emma Willard House Address Line 1
Middlebury, VT 05753-6002

(p) (802) 443-3000
(f) (802) 443-0258

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Ron Brown

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