Marlboro College offers a radically traditional, student-centered approach to education that is structurally and culturally different from other colleges. Unfettered by generic course requirements, you’ll work closely with your faculty advisor to design a course of study that is specific to your individual interests. You’ll collaborate with fellow community members to design and run campus activities outside of class and participate on committees that influence every dimension of life at Marlboro.

The College

  • Marlboro received the highest academic rating by the Princeton Review in 2013.
  • Founded in 1946 by veterans returning from WWII and Walter Hendricks (protégé of Robert Frost, who served as a trustee)
  • 350 acre-campus with fields and wooded land, criss-crossed with hiking/biking/skiing trails

Location Highlights

  • Surrounded by the Green Mountains of southeastern Vermont
  • 2.5 hours from Boston
  • 4 hours from New York City and Montreal
  • 20 minutes from Mount Snow ski resort and the Appalachian Trail
  • 1 hour from the Five-College Consortium (Amherst, Smith, University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire).

Unique Characteristics

  • Marlboro’s Plan of Concentration allows juniors and seniors to create and pursue a program of study working closely with faculty sponsors
  • Marlboro’s World Studies Program has placed students in working internships in some 80 different countries
  • Marlboro was named as a “Best Northeastern College “ by The Princeton Review and ranked #1 for “Professors Get High Marks,” #3 for “Students Study the Most,” and #5 for “Most Liberal Students.”