Middlebury College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Middlebury is an amazing school with excellent professors and extracurricular activities. I think the career services could be better and I would have greatly appreciated some financial classes earlier on that would have better prepared me to pay back my loans.
I attended and graduated from Middlebury College. I was there many years ago and I've gone on to a productive and successful career as an actor and most particularly as a film producer (I'm still active, currently producing a documentary directed by a 2-time Oscar winner). Middlebury was and is an excellent institution and it has certain strengths - language studies and the summertime Breadloaf School - that are among the finest anywhere. However, for undergraduates with my interests - film, theatre, entertainment - the curriculum is underdeveloped. The teaching staff may have improved but the courses are still limited and there is little interaction with professional filmmakers. I hope that the school will develop a program utilizing their graduates who are in the film business and draw more professional participation into the curriculum. Middlebury is rather isolated in Vermont and it's a bastion of liberal and progressive social ideals. This was suitable for me since I am of the same bent, however, if you are more conservative in your political views you might consider other schools where ideological diversity is prevalent. The most outstanding aspects of my experience there were the people. Both teachers and students were warm and genuine, I formed long-lasting friendships with both teachers and students. There is a sense of community at the college tat proceeds partly because it's isolated from any major cities but also because it's small enough so that every student feels they have a special place there. In conclusion, I'd say that students interested in language studies and the humanities are well advised to seek a place at Middlebury College, while students of film, screenwriting and entertainment in general might want to look elsewhere.
Middlebury was the best possible place for me and I adored my time there. The school is environmentally conscious and I felt like everyone (professors, staff, administrators) cared about me as a person. I grew so much as both a student learner and as a person while I was there. There's a reason it's as highly ranked as it is, and I don't regret going there even though I left with a lot of debt.
Amazingly beautiful college offers a rich learning experience. Small liberal arts college that is well known for its humanities programs, especially language and literature, but has a strong science department as well. Lots of on campus activities - there's something for everyone!
pro- studying abroad con- nothing!