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Middlebury, Vermont

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Your chances of getting into Middlebury College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Middlebury College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Middlebury is 12.7%.  Its admission rate is the lowest in Vermont and the 49th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Middlebury and can you get accepted?

Middlebury is a very highly competitive school to get into. You have a low chance of acceptance even if you meet the admission criteria. It's important that you meet their GPA requirements to get through the first round of consideration. Last year, only 1,644 out of the 12,952 who applied were admitted.

Middlebury College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.89. 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Middlebury?

13% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Middlebury College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.89 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1480 on the SAT
  • Score 34 on the ACT

Middlebury GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Middlebury College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Middlebury are to have around a 3.89 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough for you to gain admission as Middlebury is a very selective school.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Middlebury is 3.89 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Vermont for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Middlebury is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.9 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.89 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Middlebury SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Middlebury College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 29% of students submitted SAT scores and 18% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 710
Math 25th Percentile 715
Composite 25th Percentile 1425
SAT Scores for Middlebury College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 760
Math 75th Percentile 780
Composite 75th Percentile 1540
Average SAT Score 1480

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Middlebury is 1480 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1425-1540. Students who get into Middlebury College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Middlebury ranks #1 in the state of Vermont and #43 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1480 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Middlebury regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1425 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1425, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1370, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Middlebury College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1482, you have around a 13% chance of being admitted. A 1540 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 22% chance of getting in.

Middlebury College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1540 and Above Good >22%
1482 to 1540 Avg + 13%-22%
1425 to 1482 Avg - 7%-13%
1368 to 1425 Reach 4%-7%
Less than 1368 Low <4%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 33
ACT Scores for Middlebury College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 35
Average ACT Score 34

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Middlebury is 34, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 33 and 35.  The school ranks #1 in Vermont and #32 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 34. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 33 and score in the score in the top 2 percent nationally.

18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Middlebury College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Middlebury College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Middlebury for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 34 score has around 13% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 22% with a 35 ACT score.

Middlebury College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
35 and Above Good >22%
34 to 35 Avg + 13%-22%
33 to 34 Avg - 7%-13%
32 to 33 Reach 4%-7%
Less than 32 Low <4%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Middlebury College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,548 5,404 12,952
Accepted 899 745 1,644
Acceptance Rate 12% 14% 13%
Enrolled 348 291 639
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 39% 39%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Middlebury College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Middlebury College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Middlebury College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Middlebury is very highly competitive, you have a low likelihood of acceptance. It is important that you earn at least a 3.89 GPA to have a good shot at getting in. Additionally, you need to score a 1480 on the SAT and optimally 1540 to place yourself in a strong position. For ACT scores, you need a 34 to have a competitive chance of getting in.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230959 IPEDS survey data for Middlebury College.


Does Middlebury College prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Middlebury. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Middlebury College?

13% 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.

What SAT score is required for Middlebury College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1425 and 1540. The average SAT score is 1482. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Middlebury College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 33 and 35. The average ACT score is 34. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.