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: 2,400 full-time undergraduate students; 1,600 Corps of Cadets and 800 civilian residential and commuter students from 47 states and 20 countries; 1,600 graduate and continuing studies students online

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Colleges: College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, College of Liberal Arts, College of National Services, College of Professional Schools, College of Science and Mathematics

Programs: Over 30 different bachelor’s programs; 11 master’s programs

Graduate Placement: 98% job placement rate

Sports and Activities: 20 NCAA Division III teams

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


Norwich University is regionally accredited by the New England Commision of Higher Education.

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 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).

Undergraduate Majors Undergraduate Majors

Architecture + Art
Athletic Training
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Security & Info Assurance
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
International Business
International Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Physical Education
Political Science
Sports Medicine
Studies in War & Peace

Cyber Warfare 
Our Computer Security & Information Assurance program prepares students to meet the challenges of cyber preparedness in the military, government, business, and health care and to develop best practices for mitigation, resiliency, and defense.

Building a Better World Together 
The Design+Build program focuses on the engineering, design, and execution of community-oriented projects in the Co-Laboratory makerspace and engages students, faculty, and community partners to address affordable housing using sustainable practices. 

Out-of-the-Textbooks Undergraduate Research 
Norwich students challenge the norm and strengthen their creativity and critical-thinking skills as young scientists every day.

People of Purpose 
Cadets and civilians come together on campus, in class, on athletic teams, and in volunteer service to inspire one another, learn from shared experiences, and form lifelong friendships. 

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 inside and outside the classroom. Norwich teams are focused on being the best.

Norwich graduates are prepared to lead the nation in thought and action that is relevant and valuable to society. That’s because Norwich prepares future leaders to bring together interdisciplinary strengths to tackle complex engineering challenges as well as medicine, cyber security, and sustainability. 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.

Programs and academics
Over 30 different bachelor’s programs in everything from Architecture to Engineering and cyber crime with Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) to Nursing. Norwich is the first private college in the country to create a Civil Engineering program in 1820 and is ranked #2 in the United States for CSIA. Faculty and student researchers engineer a better future by collaborating to address challenges from the tiniest building blocks of materials to the complex workings of an entire societal system.

Norwich offers a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, innovative teaching methodologies, mentoring relationships with faculty, and extensive hands-on learning. A new $2 million Co-Laboratory of makerspace is fully equipped for large-scale projects by Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management students.

Norwich graduates have a 98% job 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, club sports, or intramural activities.

Located in the Green Mountains of Vermont
Educating cadets and civilian students alike, Norwich University’s Paine Mountain and Shaw Outdoor Center 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. Norwich 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.