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Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Middlebury College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
17.1%
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, 1,523 out of 8,909 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 6 percent. Middlebury College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Middlebury SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1380-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
49%
SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1460

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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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1300. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Vermont for highest average SAT composite score. 49 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Middlebury College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >26%
1460 to 1540 Avg + 17%-26%
1380 to 1460 Avg - 11%-17%
1300 to 1380 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1300 Low <7%
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Middlebury ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Middlebury College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 30
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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 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 >26%
32 to 34 Avg + 17%-26%
30 to 32 Avg - 11%-17%
28 to 30 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 28 Low <7%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.89*
Typical High School Grades
A-

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 4,991 3,918 8,909
Accepted 781 742 1,523
Acceptance Rate 16% 19% 17%
Enrolled 319 316 635
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 43% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Middlebury before the Jan 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230959 IPEDS survey data for Middlebury College.