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| I would recommend avoiding Middlebury College entirely. I was a major in Chinese, and due to medical problems, could not use Chinese during my last semester there. They gave me the degree knowing that I knew no Chinese whatsoever!|
I had tried to transfer out of Middlebury after my junior year. That's right. I had realized that the college was so terrible that it was better to start over somewhere else instead of attending one more year at that highly isolated clown college. I had developed an interest in science that year, and the physics faculty I talked to advised me to transfer to a school that specialized in the sciences. Unfortunately, my parents would not let me transfer, and I had to remain at Middlebury.
Despite the fact that I graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury with a degree in Chinese, I cannot even count to ten in the language. Getting the degree was the biggest mistake of my life. When I was finally able to study physics, and work towards a B.S. in that field, my degree disqualified me from obtaining grant money and I was forced to support myself entirely with loans. I would have preferred to go into engineering instead of physics, but the public universities in my state prohibited me from entering any undergraduate programs in engineering solely because I already had a degree -- even though they agreed that the Middlebury degree was totally worthless!I cannot think of a single benefit that I obtained from going to Middlebury. I wasn't even able to make a single friend there -- even though I was able to make several when I went for my second bachelor's degree.
|Jun 24 2003|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Middlebury can be a wonderful experience if you make the most of it. Some complain there is a lack of culture and diversity, but after coming from a large city with much of both, I think it's fair to say that you can still find both at Middlebury if you look for it. There is something for everyone here despite its isolation in rural Vermont. Best of all, I have not found a group of friendlier people. |
|Jun 20 2003|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2005 |
| Middlebury is a wonderful school- for the right type of person. It's a rural atmosphere, and not for everyone. However, the college does a great job of creating on and off campus activities, bringing entertainment and culture to the campus regularly, and trying to appeal to all students. Student groups are very supported at the college, with good funding, and ample promotion of group sponsored events. The faculty and staff are excellent, helpful and friendly. The student body is overall very friendly, and a fun-loving group of people. While there is plenty to do on campus, Middlebury is also a school for people who want to make their own fun. Middlebury is a school filled with people who are already happy with life, looking to meet other similarly happy people. |
|Jun 01 2003|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2005 |