#47, overall score 60.16/100

Fun Fact:

Seniors who graduate during the winter semester ski down the slopes of a college-owned ski resort while wearing their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas.

Why should Jewish students attend Middlebury? Middlebury College and Jewish life at Middlebury are small enough that students can easily become active and involved participants and leaders in all aspects of campus life. In an open, warm and welcoming environment, students explore Jewish identity and shape their Jewish lives among a diverse group of students who are generous in sharing their backgrounds, knowledge and ritual skills. Middlebury College Hillel has a reputation and track record of warm and productive relations with other student religious and cultural organizations. — Rabbi Ira Schiffer, Associate Chaplain/Hillel Advisor, Middlebury College

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • Tuition: $50,063
  • Room & board costs: $14,269
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $43,348


  • Location: Middlebury, Vt.
  • Region: New England
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,542
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 350
  • Jewish population share: 14%
  • Student origin: 7% in-state/93% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Panthers
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Pranksters, Lady Pranksters

ISRAEL Score: 13.33/20

  • Score: 13.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 8
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: J Street U
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 13.5/40

  • Score: 13.5/40
  • Hillel: Middleburry College Hillel
  • Chabad: None
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 0
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 45
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Kosher food details: Hillel offers a kosher dinner, usually dairy or pareve, on Friday evenings. The dining service does not have a kosher food option. Students keeping kosher generally use vegetarian options in the dining halls.
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