Middlebury College VT
Founded in 1800, Middlebury College is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. It offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Renowned for leadership in language instruction and international studies, Middlebury enrolls about 2,350 undergraduate students, has a nine to one student-faculty ratio, and offers more than 850 courses in 44 majors. Nationally known for its programs in environmental studies, the central purpose of a Middlebury education is to transcend oneself and one's own concerns.