About Marlboro College at a Glance
- Date established: 1946
- Type: residential, coed, private liberal arts college
- Total average enrollment: 300
- Student-faculty ratio: 8:1
- Average class size: 8 students
- Percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students: 96
“Marlboro is a transformative place that turns out the essential leaven of democracy: bold, clear thinkers; people of vision and character. Quite simply, the college fulfills the promise of liberal education.” – Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
“I have the freedom to seriously study most anything.” – Student quoted in The Princeton Review's The Best 377 Colleges, where Marlboro received the top rating of 99 for academics and was included in the top 20 colleges for for “class discussion encouraged," “professors get high marks" and “students study the most."
“A mere sapling in the groves of academe ... [Marlboro has emerged] among the most highly recommended small colleges in almost every guidebook.” – The Associated Press
Marlboro was listed as one of the "25 colleges with the best professors" in a CBS Moneywatch article. The college ranked 15th among 650 U.S. colleges and universities included in the Center for College Affordability and Productivity study.
Marlboro College was included in the revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, a selective look at more than 300 of the "best and most interesting" colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Marlboro was also included in the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges.
Marlboro received a 4.5 out of 5 stars on the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index published by Campus Pride, the national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups creating a safer college environment for LGBT students.
See what our alumni say in a recent alumni survey.
- Types of degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, BA and BS in International Studies
- Number of degree fields: 34
- Number of full-time faculty: 40
- Faculty of color: 14 percent
- Languages taught: Chinese, Ancient Greek, Latin, French, Arabic and Spanish.
- Technology resources: three open computer labs, a digital photography lab, a digital film-video lab, a computational sciences lab, a DNA lab and a language learning lab
- Notable Programs and Opportunities: Plan of Concentration, World Studies Program, Asian Studies
- President: Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
- eight from Vermont
- 44 percent from New England
- students from 22 states and 2 foreign countries, South Korea and Slovakia
- 20 transfer students from other colleges and universities
- 10 first-generation college attendees
- students from the ages of 17 to 30
- two military veterans
- nine homeschoolers
- two world-class pianists and composers
- the founder of an LGBT equality club
- a trained firefighter and EMT
- a fundraiser of $25,000 for a library in Kenya
- a beekeeper
- a Taekwando black belt
- a hiker of the Appalachian Trail and a hitchhiker of 5,000 miles
- a Civil War re-enactor
- a published poet
- Campus: 300 acres of wooded and open hillside
- Student housing: nine residence halls, three houses, six cottages, two cabins, four apartments
- Student life and resources: dean of students office
- Community governance: Town Meeting, with students, faculty and staff all voting
- Student organizations: range from student-organized groups such as Pride, PAG (Political Action Group) and Dead Tree Radio to dozens of Town Meeting committees
- Driving time to: Albany--1.5 hours; Boston--2.5 hours, Burlington, VT--3 hours, Hartford--1.5 hours, Montreal--4.5 hours, New York City--4 hours
Costs and Financial Aid (Fall 2013)
- Annual tuition: $37,200
- Annual Room, Board, Fees: $11,190
- Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90
- See more information about the college financial profile.
P.O. Box A
Marlboro, VT 05344-0300