I was a second generation WOC with mental issues and I would seriously advise caution against Middlebury College. It was an environment that was exclusive and not welcoming to those who were outside of a certain niche. The school caters to its wealthy clientele and leave the rest of the population to fend for themselves. This could be said of any prestigious university except for the fact that Middlebury is constantly and consistently criticized by its BIPOC population for being racist and exclusionary. I have from my experience found it overwhelming, mostly due to my mental illness, one that has been successfully treated while at my second university I selected upon leaving Middlebury (they asked me back, I said no). I also experienced macro and microagressions that caused me to feel shaky in public and not excited to leave my dorm room. It was an uncomfortable experience that made me feel like I had to self - segregate among people - lower income, or middle class, or even LGBTQ+ or foreign in order to function. I did not feel like a part of the campus community at all. It was a socially isolating experience and in many ways, it contributed to my mental illness. Speaking from a prestige point of view, I'd say Middlebury is a contender for a great school if ONLY it made improvements in the way it dealt with its campus environment. You don't see the kind of complaints coming from the ivies, let's put it that way. On the whole, I'd say go with the school that makes you feel that you can do your best as a scholar, because in the end, it's the scholarship that matters, as well as the social experiences.
If you want to find out more about this school and it's problem with minorities, read the postings on the dearmidd instagram page or Beyond the Green.