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Middlebury College, Middlebury

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Middlebury College is a private American liberal arts college in Middlebury, Vermont. Founded in 1800 by Congregationalists, Middlebury was the first operating college or university in Vermont. The College currently enrolls 2,526 undergraduates from all 50 states and 74 countries and offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as joint engineering programs with Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to its undergraduate liberal arts program, the school is known for its graduate schools, the Middlebury College Language Schools, the Bread Loaf School of English, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, as well as its C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad international programs. It is the among the Little Ivies, an unofficial group of academically selective liberal arts colleges, mostly in the northeastern United States.
Middlebury has long been a bastion of progressive teaching and thought. The College was the first American institution of higher education to have granted a bachelor's degree to an African-American, graduating Alexander Twilight in the class of 1823. Middlebury was also one of the first formerly all-male liberal arts colleges in New England to become a coeducational institution, following the trustees' decision in 1883 to accept women. In 1965, the College established the first undergraduate Environmental Studies program in the United States, and, in 2019, publicly committed to full divestment of the College's endowment from the fossil fuel industry through its Energy2028 initiative.
Middlebury's 31 varsity teams are known as the Middlebury Panthers and compete in the NCAA Division III's NESCAC conference.

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  • If you are in Middlebury spend a couple of hours walking around the gorgeous campus and you will not be disappointed!  more »
  • Beautiful, idyllic really. Gotta wanna be tucked away in a slice of Vermont mountain heaven. Great for languages, environmental studies, writing (breadloaf writers college), snow bowl for skiing...  more »
  • Visited Middlebury for the C3 Summit (Creating Connections Consortium) and had a truly empowering experience getting to meet other students, professors, and administrators passionate about ensuring our academic spaces can foster invigorating and inclusive environments.
  • from what I can tell, its a great school. i havent gone there, so I dont know, but from what I hear, its a great place to learn and grow your mind.

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