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Forging a new path can be hard, and we’re here to help with some guide posts.

You may have heard that Marlboro College is pursuing an alliance with Emerson College in Boston. A lot of changes are taking place at Marlboro, and we want to direct you on the correct path to finding the information you need as you take the next steps on your academic journey. Below you’ll find different avenues, depending on whether you’re a prospective applicant for the Marlboro Institute, a current Marlboro student, or simply want to be informed with our alliance with Emerson.

New Students

If you are not currently enrolled at Marlboro or a first-year student in fall 2020, and you’re interested in applying to the Marlboro Institute at Emerson College, you can find more information on our Applying to the Marlboro Institute page.

Current Students

If you are a current student interested in transitioning to the Marlboro Institute, you do not need to submit an application to Emerson College. However, at this stage you do need to submit an Emerson Interest Form. More information for current Marlboro students interested in the Marlboro Institute can be found on our Transition to Emerson page.

If you are a current student completing a transfer application with one of our transfer partners, which includes Bennington College, Hampshire College, College of the Atlantic, Castleton University and St. Michael’s College, you can find more information on our Marlboro’s Transfer Partners page.

If you are a current graduate student, you can find more information on transferring to Prescott College on our Teach Out Agreement with Prescott College page.

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  • Marlboro’s faculty to student ratio is

    5 to 1

    — one of the lowest in the US.

  • The average number of books checked out by Marlboro students each year from our library system:


    The national average is 6.

  • “It was such a privilege to live and study…

    … in a place whose beauty is so immediately apparent yet so enigmatic,” says junior Andrew Domzal, who studied abroad last semester at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic