Marlboro College

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Marlboro College is a small, coeducational, alternative liberal-arts college in Marlboro, Vermont, USA.



Marlboro College was founded in 1946 by Walter Hendricks for returning World War II veterans on Potash Hill in Marlboro, Vermont. The school's operation was initially financed using money received from the GI Bill. The campus incorporates the buildings of two old farms that once operated on the college site. Marlboro has grown slowly but steadily since its inception, and about 270 students currently attend, with an average enrollment at 315 students.

In 1997 Marlboro College founded the Marlboro College Graduate School in nearby Brattleboro, Vermont to apply the same principles of Marlboro College to advance the careers of working professionals.

The Marlboro College campus has also been the summer home for more than 50 years to the renowned Marlboro Music Festival.



The Marlboro College campus is located on South Road in the small town of Marlboro, Vermont in the wooded Green Mountains. Marlboro is just off Route 9 which runs east-west across southern Vermont, from Brattleboro ten miles (16 km) to the east to Wilmington and Bennington further to the west. Boston is two and a half hours to the east, Burlington is three and a half hours to the north, and New York City is four hours to the south.

The closest major town is Brattleboro, and students frequently make the 25 minute downhill drive along Route 9 to hang out there at night and on weekends. Brattleboro, like Marlboro College, is liberal in its social life and politics. The town features a well preserved historic main street with a strong gallery scene, boutiques, ethnic and health food, and a historic arthouse movie theater. The similar but much larger AmherstNorthampton area of western Massachusetts is also a favorite hangout but is almost an hour away down Interstate 91.

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