FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY

Marlboro’s undergraduate program is truly unique in multiple respects. While we don’t have a traditional core curriculum, there are challenging academic expectations that every student must meet, such as the Clear Writing Requirement. Every student must also complete a Plan of Concentration, an in-depth and original examination of a focused academic subject

Our student/faculty ratio of 6:1 enables faculty members to bring an extraordinary degree of commitment, passion, and mentoring to their endeavors. By junior year, a typical student’s course load is weighted toward tutorials involving just one or two students. 

While Marlboro celebrates and encourages intellectual freedom, students are also expected to take ownership of and responsibility for the scope and nature of their academic explorations. With faculty support, they define their own goals, devise strategies to meet them, and work through obstacles that arise over the course of that process.

PLAN OF CONCENTRATION

Your academic experience at Marlboro culminates with a major work of interdisciplinary scholarship driven by your interests. Learn more about the Plan of Concentration

TUTORIALS

Nothing to do with tutoring—far from it—tutorials are individual and small group classes that are student-designed and facilitated in collaboration with faculty.
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Virtual Plan Room

Sample the academic explorations of Marlboro students, and imagine where your own interests might take you.
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Plan Room

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Enrich your time in Vermont with experiences in other parts of the world.
Explore international opportunities at Marlboro

CLEAR WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Sharpen your writing skills—and reap lifelong benefits from doing so.
Learn about the Clear Writing Requirement

FACULTY

Meet your partners in mind-to-mind discovery.
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STUDENT LIFE

Student Life Explore opportunities to engage with and contribute to the Marlboro community.
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QUICK FACTS

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Average number of books per year each student checks out of the library: 40 (national average for small colleges is 8)

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