Beautiful school with beautiful people. Winters are harsh but they bring the community together. Academics are even harsher but that's what college is about. Party scene is acceptable, nothing incredibly wild but who has the time anyways. Kids drink to blow off steam. A lot.
I was absolutely shocked to read some of the comments below about classicism and snobbery at Middlebury. Based on the tones of some comments, it seems that some of the words may be coming from students who never actually attended Middlebury and/or may hold some sort of grudge. I say this partly because Middlebury is truly one of the most (if not the most) open and friendly environments I've ever been a part of. Yes, many students come from wealth, and many students are white, but this is typical of most top institutions, and any separation or alienation due to class or ethnicity is something I'm proud to say I've never seen here. There are students who come from poverty and students who come from millionaire families, but everyone seems to comfortably mingle together. Middlebury is an incredible place that is welcome to all socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities.
I am sorry that I chose a liberal arts school for my undergraduate education. In retrospect I would have done better at a college majoring in engineering or some other form of technology. I majored in German at Middlebury but spent a great deal of time and money getting additional training in the Sciences (mostly Physics). I ended up with a Ph.D. but could have done better financially with just a BS in engineering.