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Norwich University

  • Northfield, VT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 26%74%
    student ratio
  • 2,256
    total students
  • $31,555 | $31,555
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Norwich University is a Military College Where the Leadership of the Corps of Cadets Permeates the Campus Environment

Norwich University is a military college where traditional students and military cadets both share the same campus. This creates a unique college environment with a high amount of structure, and an emphasis on leadership that extends beyond the confines of the classroom.

Cadets and regular students share the same classes, same dining halls, same recreational centers, and same student activities and clubs, infusing daily life on campus with a focus on military values such as discipline, confidence, and loyalty. Norwich students learn critical thinking and integrity through a rigorous academic environment designed to be challenging.

Military colleges have a proud history at Norwich, which is the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Norwich houses all four branches of the armed service: Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. The Corps of Cadets program allows students to gain military experience while earning a degree, in an environment that encourages personal growth and responsibility.

Leadership training is a key part of the Norwich experience, for cadets and traditional students, preparing them to make a difference as future leaders in the military, government, and private sector.

Leadership and Engagement Are Important Parts of the Campus Life at Norwich University

Students in the Corps of Cadets participate in intense military training, which creates a campus mindset that affects all students. The highly structured educational setting at Norwich promotes leadership and a focus on success, both academic and personal.

Leadership defines campus life at Norwich University. Students and cadets are both constantly challenged to push themselves to achieve. The atmosphere at Norwich encourages students to develop confidence, dependability, initiative, loyalty, and responsibility. Students are expected to participate in campus life, whether volunteering for a community service program, joining a student organization, or simply enjoying campus events planned by the Activities Council.

Norwich University is located in the scenic Green Mountains of Vermont, providing the perfect setting for students who enjoy the outdoors. While Vermont is most famous for its skiing, students can also enjoy snowboarding, snowshoeing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and more. For students seeking more metropolitan experiences, weekend road trips to nearby Montreal and Boston are not uncommon.

Traditional Students at Norwich University Earn Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in 30 Majors

In addition to the military training for the corps of cadets, Norwich offers over 30 academic majors from which traditional students can choose. The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded in communications; criminal justice; English; history; international studies; peace, war, and diplomacy studies; political science; and psychology.

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in accounting, athletic training, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, civil/environmental engineering, communications, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer science, computer security and information assurance, economics, electrical engineering, engineering management, environmental science, geology, international studies, management, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physical education, physics, sports medicine, and studies in war and peace.

Teacher licensure, pre-law, pre-medical, and pre-dental programs are also available.

The Corps of Cadets at Norwich University Prepares Students for Careers as Well-Educated Military Officers

The Corps of Cadets program is designed for students who wish to join the military and are planning military careers. Structured military lifestyle combined with rigorous academics provides a strong leadership background for students who join the ROTC program -- a requirement for members of the Corps of Cadets. Cadets participate in military labs and physical training, choosing to enroll in the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps ROTC program.

Norwich cadets confront challenges on a daily basis, learning self-confidence, discipline, loyalty, responsibility, and the importance of supporting their fellow cadets in pursuit of a common goal. The Corps of Cadets program allows students to gain military experience and become leaders while also earning an academic degree.

Students enrolled in the ROTC programs are instructed in the principles of military, aerospace, and naval science; develop professional knowledge in these fields; build attitudes of integrity, honor, and individual responsibility; and are given an appreciation of national security requirements. Upon graduation, students will be ready to be commissioned into the military as well-educated officers and leaders.

Norwich University Offers a Number of Student Clubs that Promote Confidence, Loyalty, Responsibility, and Leadership

While students are understandably heavily involved in military organizations, there are a number of other student clubs at Norwich, ranging from athletics to volunteer programs. The student organizations at Norwich promote the same values emphasized in the classroom and military programs: confidence, dependability, initiative, loyalty, responsibility, and leadership.

Students may join the Student Senate or chair various events to take leadership roles. Athletics are very popular, especially the football program. Students with a penchant for artistic expression may join the Campus Choraleers, the Grenadiers Jazz Ensemble, or even the annual student musical. Students who wish to gain media experience may work for the campus newspaper or campus radio station. In addition, many community service opportunities abound, from the Toys for Tots drive to the Montpelier AIDS walk.


Location & Contact

158 Harmon Drive
VT 05663

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Chemical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,081
    • Accepted1,956
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled2,256
    • Female Applicants794
    • Females Accepted476
    • Female Acceptance Rate59%
    • Male Applicants2,287
    • Males Accepted1,480
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some portfolio
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.04
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 570
    • SAT Math 480 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$31,555
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,555
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,818.00
    • Room and board *$11,524.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,256
    • Male Student Percentage74%
    • Female Student Percentage26%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.08%
    • Black or African American2.09%
    • White or Caucasian53.09%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.57%
    • Asian1.38%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.25%
    • Two or more races2.55%
    • Unknown35.74%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.27% representing 8 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students85% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 93%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations DREAM, NUEMS, IEEE, CJSA, Politeia/Model UN
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty328
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,209 students to 175 faculty


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