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Most of the negative reviews are bogus.BrightBiology
Most of the negative reviews are bogus. Perhaps they held more truth back when they were written, but a lot of them just sound like angry people who probably came to Middlebury for the wrong reasons. They also seem to come from people who either can't get enough social life or complain that all anyone ever does here is drink. That indicates that we're pretty much right in the middle.

Come here if you enjoy the outdoors--if you don't, it doesn't seem like a great idea to go to school in rural Vermont. As with any institution, there are some people here who you will click with more than others. The key, I think, is to find those people (and I assure you--they're here! you just have to find them!). If you are capable of that, you will have the warmest, kindest, most inspiring group of friends that you could want. People in general are friendly and open, and those who are equally open-minded will find that most of our students don't just fit into some mold.

Academics are very good; if you want to skim readings and do three quarters of the work you probably can, but you'll be cheating yourself out of a great education and whatever money you pay for tuition. A lot of people fail to mention that college is what you make of it. Middlebury has the potential to be a great four years of your life if that's what you want it to be.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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Beautiful school with beautifulQuite BrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
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.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Innovation: B
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I was absolutely shocked to read some ofBrightNeuroscience/Cognitive Science
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.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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