There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: Middlebury College
Given its diverse array of language offerings (there are 12 programs to choose from), an incredibly active Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (there were approximately 75 guest speakers and events held last year alone), and an international study body (10 percent hail from overseas), it’s no wonder that Middlebury College students are eager to engage the world. On its 300+ acre campus in central VT, Middlebury provides over 2,500 undergraduates plenty of hands-on and personalized attention. All freshmen students take a writing-intensive seminar during the fall semester, which is taught by professor who also serves as their first year advisor. “Love and Death in Western Europe,” “Art and the Environment,” and “Plagues, Past and Present” are just some of this year’s unique offerings. Athletics are popular at Middlebury, and nearly 30 percent of the study body participates in varsity sports. The College sponsors 31 teams, including men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, and men’s and women’s squash. Fun fact: Middlebury’s Quidditch team (the first collegiate club team in the country, founded in 2005), is still going strong.
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