Here are some fun facts about Vermont that I learned during the information session at Middlebury College yesterday. The state has a ratio of nine cows for every one person, and it is the per capita capital of the country with more cheese makers, farmer’s markets, libraries, breweries, and colleges than any other state. It is also home to a top tier liberal arts school that is considered most selective with an acceptance rate of 17%. Middlebury’s 2,500 undergraduates live and learn together in a little slice of New England paradise, bordered by the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The college really pushes students beyond personal academic comfort zones with a comprehensive distributional course requirement that focuses on different fields of inquiry and approaches to knowledge. The first year seminars, the J-term, an intensive language immersion for linguists, and the easy rapport with professors are just a few of Middlebury’s attractions. As we walked the campus in the rain, we could quickly ascertain that this is a special place to be a college student.