Chances of getting into Middlebury College

Middlebury College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Middlebury College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Middlebury and can I get accepted? The school has a 17% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,542 out of 9,227 applicants were admitted making Middlebury a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Middlebury College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Middlebury SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Middlebury College?

Middlebury College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Vermont for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Middlebury College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >26%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 17%-26%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 11%-17%
1245 to 1330 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1245 Low <7%
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Middlebury ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Middlebury College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Middlebury College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Middlebury?

Admission data indicates that Middlebury regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Vermont for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Middlebury College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Middlebury College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >29%
32 to 34 Avg + 17%-29%
31 to 32 Avg - 13%-17%
30 to 31 Reach 9%-13%
Less than 30 Low <9%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Middlebury College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Middlebury College was 3.89 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Vermont for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Middlebury is a very selective school.

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Admission Statistics

Middlebury College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,248 3,979 9,227
Accepted 821 721 1,542
Acceptance Rate 16% 18% 17%
Enrolled 336 292 628
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 40% 41%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Middlebury College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Middlebury College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Middlebury College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Middlebury College.

Frequently Asked Questions

56% of students submit their SAT scores to Middlebury. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

17% of those who apply are granted admission to Middlebury. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1330 and 1500. 56% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.