Your Future As A World Leader Starts At Norwich


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 1,450 cadets and 850 civilian students, from 47 states and over 20 countries

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; 11 online master’s degree programs

Graduate Placement: 96% job placement rate

Sports and Activities: 20 varsity teams, NCAA Division III

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

Undergraduate Majors Undergraduate Majors
• Accounting
• Architecture + Art
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Chinese
• Civil & Environmental Engineering
• Communications
• Computer Science
• Computer Security & Information Assurance
• Construction Management
• Criminal Justice
• Education
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Engineering
• English
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
• French
• Geology
• Health Sciences
• History
• International Business
• International Studies
• Management
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology (BA and BS)
• 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 programs in Accounting, Engineering, and Construction Management and the MBA 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).

Academic Excellence

In the 
Top 100 Regional Universities in the North based on undergraduate programs

Ranked #2 in the nation for “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” in 2014 by

Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

Leadership. Integrity. Service. 

These guiding values are as much a part of a Norwich education as the discipline-specific knowledge in each student’s course of study that delivers the promise of tomorrow’s careers—today.

Norwich’s Cutting-Edge Programs

We offer a Computer Security and Information Assurance program that is solving the challenges of cyber preparedness and developing best practices for mitigation, resiliency, and defense.

Preparing for the Real World 

Undergraduates vie for Summer Research Fellowships to explore diverse topics across the arts, sciences, and professional fields, working in labs, libraries, and field sites on campus and around the globe. 

People of Purpose
Cadets and civilians come together on campus, in class, on athletic teams, and in volunteer activities to inspire one another, learn from shared experiences, and make positive change.

Intellectual Connections 
The 14:1 student-faculty ratio makes for small classes and meaningful faculty relationships that bring learning to life.

Play to Win 
Discipline. Determination. Hard work. That defines our student-athletes in and outside of the classroom. Norwich teams are focused on being the best.


When students graduate from Norwich, they are prepared to think critically and 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 198 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% career placement rate and are held in the highest esteem by employers, whether in the public or private sector. Undergraduate 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. The 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.