Middlebury College Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 10 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEA
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 2,558 (2,542 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: ---
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Middlebury College is renowned for its language schools and I confirm this to be true. The total immersion experience improved my confidence in speaking, writing and understanding French. As a totally blind student my necessary accommodations were fully supported by the admissions staff, faculty and students. My time at Middlebury is a treasured memory.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Spanish
Graduation Year: 2017

I asked about a grant for LGBT and they don't have special scholarship assistance for this minority at this time. I was sad about that. The school is fantastic and I really wish that it was offered. I love their immersion, extracurricular activities and the Spanish M.A. program teaches more than just Spanish. It teaches culture, dancing, cooking. Everyone smiles because it is stimulating and educational! I heartily recommend the Vermont Spanish summer M.A. program.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The Middlebury Graduate School in Italian was top-notch, in my opinion, in teaching the language and providing you with the best instructors. I got the opportunity to study abroad for the year in Florence, Italy. It really gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the language and culture. Not to mention the great opportunity to take class at the local university and meet some of the top professors in academia.The staff were incredible helpful with any problems I encountered. The only con I felt was that, because we were in a major city, it was difficult to built that sense of camaraderie within the department. We didn't really see up other that often.I would have liked to have had conferences or meetings that give the graduate students a chance to mingle.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

It is the best in terms of learning to fluently speak a language. They really immerse you within the language and culture.
0.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019

Decent program, a lot of solid insight from leaders in their respective literary fields. Not very minority conscious. Campus life at Bread Loaf is very isolating. Not yet sure if the program will prove to have been a valuable investment, but am glad that I had the opportunity to attend this institution.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros: Summer study for 6-7 week terms so I was able to work full-time as a teacher and earn graduate credits over the summer. Rigorous. Taught by renowned scholars. Beautiful campus. Unique facilities and access to Middlebury Campus. You have the option of studying at different colleges (Oxford and Santa Fe). Depending how you look at it, this could be a pro or con: Almost all students are teachers. Cons: Costly, but there are many scholarship opportunities. You must spend 3-5 years completing the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The Middlebury Russian language graduate program has been by far the most intense educational experience of my life. The expectations are very high, as well as the stress levels to deal with the workload. However, the results are nothing short of miraculous when I compare my comprehension and language ability now, to what they were prior to the program. Anyone truly interested in Slavic languages and literatures should strongly consider at least one summer of study at the Middlebury program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

The Bread Loaf School of English is an excellent program for teachers, as well as anyone who is generally interested in learning more about language and literature.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The Middlebury Language School can seem a bit pricey, but it is well worth the cost considering how much is included. It is an intense immersion program that has you using the target language 24/7 inside and outside of the classroom with cultural events that allow you to keep learning and experiencing the language in many different ways. The faculty is great! The professors come from everywhere and many are published authors and accomplished musicians. The students are all ages and come from all walks of life (although most seem to be teachers like me). This makes for a very interesting mix of people and always leads to fantastic conversation. You give up six weeks out of your summer, but you come away with nine graduate credits and an experience that you just can't buy anywhere else. I LOVE it!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The French school's method of employing French-speaking professors from across the globe, housing French students together, and requiring the exclusive use of French transform the would-be provincial American rural setting into a cosmopolitan francophone experience. The rigor of the courses within three specializations is unrivaled, and the schools abroad require participants to operate like French university students. This is not a program designed and directed by American professors imagining the French university experience, but by Francophones who have lived it and know how to deliver it. This is the real thing!
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