With an acceptance rate below 20%, Middlebury College is one of the country's most selective liberal arts colleges. You'll need strong grades and test scores to get accepted. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most had "A" averages, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 2000, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher. Keep in mind, however, that hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a bit of red (rejected students). Some students with 4.0 GPAs and excellent standardized test scores still got rejected from Middlebury.
Middlebury College, like all of the country's top liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions. Successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond grades and test scores. Competitive applications should have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. Challenging high school courses are also extremely important. As a few of the data points above illustrate, true strengths in some of these areas can compensate for grades and test scores that are a little less than ideal.
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