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News in Brief: Middlebury expects 750 in the class of 2024 and 2024.5

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

May 14, 2020

640 new students currently plan to enroll in September, but this figure is tentative, given uncertainty about the college's fall semester plan and potential student visa challenges.

With decision day on horizon, high school seniors try to get a sense of Midd, remotely

The college announced on April 8 that it would adopt a test-optional admissions policy for the next three years.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 30, 2020

“I had to choose between making a financially sound decision or a decision that makes me happy,” said one perspective student. “I ended up choosing the latter.”

Admissions will try out test-optional policy

The college announced on April 8 that it would adopt a test-optional admissions policy for the next three years.

By CAROLINE KAPP

April 30, 2020

Under the test-optional policy, students may choose not to submit any test scores as part of their application for admission.

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

By SABINE POUX and with data analysis by BENJY RENTON

April 9, 2020

The college admitted a record-breaking number of students as it faces Covid-19-related challenges that could affect student enrollment.

Acceptance rate sees uptick to 24% amid Covid-19 uncertainties

A Preview Days 2019 sign on the Emma Willard House, where the Office of Admissions is housed. The college will not host its annual Preview Days — or any other in-person admissions events — this year.

By BOCHU DING

April 2, 2020

The college offered a total of 2,228 students admission to its class of 2024, comprising 24% of the 9,165 students who applied, according to Dean of Admissions Nicole Curvin. The overall admissions rate saw a major uptick from last year’s 16% — an 8% difference.  21.5% of applicants received o...

Student Ambassadors broaden admission office’s reach

Student Ambassadors broaden admission office’s reach

By GIGI HOGAN

February 20, 2020

Maya Gee, Roni Lezema, Dennis Miranda-Cruz, Cynthia Chen and Myles Maxie of the class of 2022 developed Midd Ambassadors in an effort to address the lack of diversity on campus.

Apply to be a student ambassador

By MAYA GEE, CYNTHIA CHEN, RONI LEZAMA, MYLES MAXIE, and DENNIS MIRANDA-CRUZ

November 21, 2019

When we arrived on Middlebury’s campus in the fall of 2018, the demographics of the student body saddened us. However, they were not something that surprised us.

Admissions Scandal Demands Reflection

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

March 21, 2019

This multi-million dollar scandal is disheartening but not entirely surprising, and it sheds light on the deep flaws within the American educational system. 

Counting the Costs of Applying ED in the NESCAC

By CHRISTINE McDOW

November 29, 2018

The carrot of the admissions advantage offered by early-decision admissions programs may be too tantalizing to resist.

First in Class of 2022 Accepted in Early Decision Round

The admissions office is named after Emma Willard, an educator who founded the first institution of higher education for women.

By BEN DOHAN

January 17, 2018

The college admissions team released the first round of early decision acceptances on Dec. 9. Of the 650 applicants, 326 students were accepted, putting the  admissions rate at just over 50 percent. Those students accepted early decision are bound to attend the college. The average number of students...

338 Admitted Early for 2020

By Eliza Teach

January 21, 2016

The College notified 338 new students of their early admission to the Class of 2020 via an online portal on Dec. 5. Mailed letters were sent in the next week. The students were chosen from an overall application pool of 636 applicants. This is an increase from the 280 students offered early admission...

Admissions Releases Closed Files

By Claire Abbadi

February 11, 2015

A discovery by a group of Stanford University students could bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the college admissions process, after an anonymous Stanford campus publication released the finding that the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) stipulates that students have the right t...

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