Highly educated, environmentally conscious and athletic are some of the adjectives that students at Middlebury commonly use to describe their fellow peers.
This data can be found at Unigo, a website for high school applicants to review college profiles, statistics and scholarships used by over 1.6 million students across the world. The website also showed that these are the same adjectives that students at Bowdoin College, Tufts University and Colby College use to describe their peers.
So it is no surprise that the Zeitgeist survey revealed that Bowdoin, Tufts and Colby were among the three top institutions over which students chose Middlebury.
LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
Almost half of the overlap institutions are identified as liberal arts schools. Furthermore, 27% of institutions were one of the eleven schools in the NESCAC, of which Middlebury is a part.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO VISIT HOME ON BREAKS BUT NOT WEEKENDS
High school students wonder how far too far is for college and for Middlebury students from the Northeast, Middlebury is the ideal distance: close enough to go home for breaks, but not for weekends.
According to the latest college profile in Fall 2018 by Middlebury’s Office of Assessment and Institutional Research, 16% of students hail from New York, with Massachusetts trailing close behind with 14% of students. In-state colleges offer shorter commutes, which may be reflected in the locations of the schools many students applied to. More than half of students, 61%, hailed from the Northeast.