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Your Future As A World Leader Starts At Norwich

When students graduate from Norwich, they are prepared to think critically and to act responsibly. That’s because Norwich prepares leaders. Global citizens. People of character. People with purpose. Focused, driven, and committed to excellence, Norwich graduates have made major contributions to America’s security, infrastructure, and economic growth over the past 196 years.

Academic environment
Norwich offers a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, innovative teaching methodologies, mentoring relationships with faculty, and extensive, hands-on learning. Through leadership training and civic engagement programs, our faculty, who are highly accomplished researchers, scholars, artists, and teachers, share their new ideas to inspire personal growth and address real-world challenges.  

Bachelor’s degree programs
More than 30 different bachelor’s degree programs are available, from business, engineering, and “cybercrime” with computer security and information assurance (CSIA) to health sciences. Norwich was the first private college in the country to create a civil engineering program in 1820 and is ranked #2 in the United States for computer security and information assurance. 

Exceptional job placement rate
Norwich graduates have a 96% job placement rate and are held in the highest esteem by employers, whether in the public or private sector. Under-graduate research, internships, study abroad opportunities, community service, and civic engagement programs bring out the best in students.

Fresh air breeds fresh ideas
The majority of students are involved in an organized sports activity, whether on one of the 20 varsity men’s and women’s sports teams, or club or intramural sports. 

The first private military college in the United States
Norwich University is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Shaw Outdoor Center on Norwich’s Paine
Mountain offers some of the best mountain biking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, and hiking around. A strong sense of community exists within the residential halls, on the campus, and in the small, safe, welcoming village of Northfield. The campus is located 20 minutes from Montpelier, Vermont’s state capital; one hour from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city; and three hours from Montreal, Canada, and Boston, Massachusetts.


Founded: 1819; birthplace of ROTC 

(Reserve Officers’  Training Corps) 

Location: 1,200-acre campus located in Northfield, Vermont

Type: The first private military college in the United States; Corps of Cadets and civilian students; coeducational

Student Body: 2,300 full-time undergraduate students, including military and veteran students; 1,450 Corps of Cadets and 850 civilian residential and commuter students; 1,400 graduate and continuing studies online students

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Colleges: College of Liberal Arts, College of Architecture and Art, College of Science and Mathematics, College of National Services, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Programs: More than 30 different bachelor’s degree programs; nine master’s degree programs

Graduate Placement: 96% job placement rate

Sports and Activities: 20 Division III teams (men’s rugby D-II, women’s rugby D-I)

Civic Engagement: More than 84% of Norwich students volunteer to shape a better world through military service or civic engagement.

Undergraduate Majors
• Accounting
• Architectural Studies
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Chinese
• Civil & Environmental Engineering
• Communications
• Computer Science
• Computer Security & Information Assurance
• Construction Management
• Criminal Justice
• Education
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• English
• Environmental Science
• Geology
• Health Sciences
• History
• International Studies
• Management
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Nursing
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Spanish
• Studies in War & Peace

Norwich University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Norwich is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACS) and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC).
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Construction, and Engineering Management, and the M.B.A. programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Athletic Training Education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).