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Saturday, Dec 9, 2023

Acceptance rate drops to 15% for class of 2026

<p>This year&#x27;s acceptance rate of 15% marks the new lowest rate in years, slightly smaller than last year&#x27;s rate of 15.7%. <br/></p>

This year's acceptance rate of 15% marks the new lowest rate in years, slightly smaller than last year's rate of 15.7%.

On March 26, the Middlebury College Admissions Office sent acceptance letters to 1,502 applicants for the classes of 2026 and 2026.5, adding to the 438 students who were accepted in December and February through the early decision application rounds to make a total of 1,940 admitted students. The overall acceptance rate for this year was 15% from a pool of more than 13,000 applicants. This marks the new lowest rate in years, slightly lower than the 15.7% of 11,908 applicants admitted in last year’s admissions cycle.

A little over half — 52% — of the domestic admittees are people of color, and a little over one quarter — 26% — are first generation college students.

Other than North Dakota, every state is represented in the group of admitted students, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam. California is the most common state with 252 admitted students, while New York is a close second with 251 students admitted from the state. The next four most popular states in decreasing order are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas and New Jersey.

Including both primary and secondary citizenships, a total of 89 countries are represented in the admissions data. The top countries are China, with 59 admittees, Canada with 36 and Mexico with 26. India, the United Kingdom and Germany are the next three most common countries. International students make up 10.5% of the admitted class.

The college expects to enroll about 640 students in September 2022 and about 120 in February 2023.

Ideal Dowling

Ideal Dowling '22 is an Editor at Large.

She previously served as a copy editor and Local section editor.

Dowling is majoring in Political Science and minoring in French and  History. During the summer of 2021, she worked as a consultant for the  startup accelerator Aegis Ventures and as a research assistant for  Professor Stanley Sloan as he worked on his book "De-Trumping U.S.  Foreign Policy: Can Biden Bring America Back?" In addition to her work  at The Campus, Dowling is captain of Middlebury's women's squash team  and an employee at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.