I was wondering if there were any other liberal arts schools with the same feel and similar global focus on languages and international relations that would be a bit easier to get into than Middlebury?
The college boasts one of the largest percentages of foreign students in the country (15% vs. a more typical 5-6%) and a campus that strongly promotes its international focus. Admissions are a bit less competitive. Urban-suburban St. Paul is certainly not rural Vermont, however.
agreed, bowdoin and middlebury are very similar in terms of selectivity. But if you think you might have a shot at a school like middlebury or would like to attend a similar school, bowdoin would be a great one to consider.
Colby has 12% international students and 70% of the students study abroad. It has a very strong international studies program. Colby was one of the original schools to take United World Scholars students, along with Middlebury, Princeton and Wellesley. It is easier to get into than Middlebury.