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Marlboro College

  • Marlboro, VT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 51%49%
    student ratio
  • 267
    total students
  • $37,200 | $37,200
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 74%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 558
    sat math
  • 648
    sat reading
  • 680
    sat writing
  • 26
    act composite

Overview

Marlboro College Overview

Marlboro College in Vermont offers a student-centered approach to education that is structurally and culturally different from other colleges. Unfettered by generic course requirements, each student works with their faculty adviser to choose an individualized course from 33 areas of study. For graduation, seniors complete a self-designed Plan of Concentration that is reviewed by an outside evaluator who is an expert in the student's field.

All this occurs within a campus community governed by students, faculty, and staff in monthly town meetings. The philosophy of students taking responsibility for their education is rooted in the college's beginnings in the 1940s, when G.I.s returning from World War II insisted on playing a dynamic role in their academic community.

Marlboro College's mission "to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently" is best served when students experience a wide variety of ideas, opinions, and cultural backgrounds. Such students are better prepared to acquire the skills and understanding they may need to succeed as citizens in the wider world. Marlboro College seeks to sustain a community on its campus in Vermont that is diverse in backgrounds, interests, ideas, and cultural practices where members engage one another constructively toward that end.

Marlboro College Clear Writing Program

The Marlboro College Clear Writing Program covers academic or expository writing as opposed to creative writing. Clear writing both engenders and reflects clear thinking; it is thus a skill essential to obtaining a Marlboro education. The college requires all incoming students to demonstrate that their writing skills are sufficient to ensure their successful progress through courses and tutorials toward the Plan of Concentration. Students meet this requirement by presenting a portfolio of clear, concise, and grammatical expository writing to the faculty within two semesters of matriculation.

Marlboro College Plan of Concentration Program

The Marlboro College Plan of Concentration program is an integrated study that focuses on an area of the curriculum or on a set of related questions or issues that cross disciplinary boundaries. The Plan of Concentration is meant to be an exciting adventure, where students explore matters of considerable interest to them, and in which they can observe their own development of confidence and maturity.

Marlboro College World Studies

The World Studies Office at Marlboro College supports a variety of international efforts including the college's academic program, the World Studies Program (WSP), study abroad, hosting international students and scholars, international/intercultural programming on campus, and assisting faculty-led international trips.

Marlboro College Community

Marlboro College community assembly is modeled on the traditional New England town meeting. All students, faculty, and staff members on the Vermont campus may participate, each with an equal vote. The monthly assembly governs community life and serves as a forum for college-wide issues.

Marlboro College community sentiment figures heavily into administrative decisions, and Town Meeting representatives serve on a number of faculty and administrative committees, and represent the students at trustee meetings. Town Meeting also distributes thousands of dollars to committee projects and student initiatives.

Marlboro College Outdoor Program

The Marlboro College Outdoor Program (O.P.) follows the seasons with regular sea kayaking and whitewater outings, caving, climbing, backpacking, and trips to the area's top ski resorts.

Trails crisscross the 360-acre campus in Vermont for mountain biking and hiking, and cross-country skiing on 17 miles of groomed trails when the snow flies. The nearby Green Mountain National Forest offers students a natural playground, with hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and ski resorts within 30 minutes of campus. The White Mountains, Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, and the Atlantic Coast are only two and a half hours away.

In addition to day trips and overnights, the Outdoor Program usually makes two major expeditions each school year -- one over winter break and the other during spring break. Destinations and activities are based on student interests. Past trips have included canoeing and rock climbing along the Rio Grande; paddling through the Everglades; and trips to Quebec, Jamaica, and Costa Rica that combined adventure events with community service projects and academic research.

Marlboro College Campus Life

Activities at Marlboro College are largely student-organized, from scheduling public lectures, performances, and concerts to community events like Apple Days, open mic nights, literary readings, and the Gender Bender ball. Marlboro College has two organized sports: soccer and fencing. Favorite unorganized sports include ultimate Frisbee, four-square, and broomball. The Recreation Program organizes volleyball, basketball, and softball games and schedules classes in yoga and martial arts.

Marlboro College Campus

The Marlboro College campus in Vermont is in a rural landscape, which makes it feel remote; however larger communities are accessible. Pub¬lic transportation runs daily between the college and Brattleboro, which "The 100 Best Art Towns in America" ranked in the top 10 towns with populations under 30,000.

Located just 13 miles east of campus, Brattleboro has coffee houses, bookstores, galleries, brew pubs, movie theaters, and international restaurants. Other towns and cities in the region include Bennington, VT; Northampton, MA; Hartford, CT; Albany NY; Boston, MA; New York, NY; and Montreal, QC.


Location & Contact

PO Box A, South Road
Marlboro, VT 05344
USA

Ms.Jessica Nelson

Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 800-343-0049
Fax: 802-451-7555
Email: admissions@marlboro.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Histology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Portuguese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Experimental Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied279
    • Accepted209
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled267
    • Female Applicants166
    • Females Accepted127
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants113
    • Males Accepted82
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      analytical essay
      Interview
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.26
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st March 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st April 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 648 590 690
    • SAT Math 558 510 640
    • SAT Writing 680 550 660
    • ACT Composite 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$37,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$37,200
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$910.00
    • Room and board *$10,280.00
    • Room only *$5,660.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students267
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.87%
    • Black or African American.75%
    • White or Caucasian62.92%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.75%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races3.75%
    • Unknown26.97%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students85% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 80%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations outdoor program, theater, farm program, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance, madrigal and a cappella groups
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty49
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio6:1 or 280 students to 43 faculty


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