Norwich University

Northfield, VT

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

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Expect challenge—achieve distinction

Norwich University is the nation’s oldest private military college—and the birthplace of ROTC—serving a diverse student body that reflects the world today. In addition to those in military service, we serve civilian students and a large online student body. At Norwich, you’ll develop traits common among leaders in every profession—discipline, integrity, confidence, loyalty, and honor.

Norwich prepares future leaders to tackle the complex challenges of tomorrow through larger-than-life projects. Whether they’re providing cybersecurity at the Super Bowl, working to improve a NASA mini-satellite, or joining an expedition to Antarctica, our students develop real-world skills that translate to fulfilling, rewarding careers. You’ll find peers you can relate to, faculty who provide diverse perspectives, and activities that challenge you to excel every day.

We also believe in making Norwich University affordable and accessible to all qualified students. Upon acceptance, you can earn up to $30,000 in aid per year based on your GPA. We’ll help you navigate scholarships, grants, and loans to maximize your eligibility for financial aid. Students accepted for admission can expect Norwich to be their most affordable four-year private university option for residential education. Visit for full details on our Commitment to Affordability policy.

Norwich offers students 30+ bachelor’s degree programs, 22 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, varsity and club level esports, ROTC programs, and strong merit- and need-based aid.

We welcome you to become part of our tradition—indeed, a part of our family.



Designated as a “Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense” | The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security


Top 10 Military Colleges |


#15 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report


#21 in Best Colleges for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report


#58 in Regional Universities North | U.S. News & World Report

Why Norwich University?

Norwich University is known for our motto “I Will Try!” as well as our commitment to service. For 200 years, this mindset has helped us lead from the front and make a lasting impact in our community and the world.

Fast Facts
• The first private institution in the country to teach engineering
• Experiential learning brought to US education by our founder, Captain Alden Partridge
• The first private military college in the nation
• Recognized as the birthplace of ROTC
• 84% of students volunteering to shape a better world through military service or civic engagement

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “A campus full of energy and research opportunities are the two main reasons why Norwich University is unique. From the perspective of an international student, I found the lifestyle at NU easy to adapt to.”

    • Randu Vincent Diaz Salva
      Peru, Mechanical Engineering
  • “Norwich University is an institution that connects students with diverse backgrounds—enlisted, pursuing an officer route, civilian, international, etc.—to focus on a technical education. There are numerous clubs, specialty units, and sport teams to continuously be active on campus.”

    • Emily Ngo
      Mechanical Engineering
  • “My career with Booz Allen began with the reference of a Norwich alumni. Seven years later, I pay that forward by always doing what I can to help Norwich graduates begin their professional careers.”

    • Mark Paradiso
      NU alumnus
  • “Our son knew from the start that Norwich was where he needed to be. The structure and discipline were what he needed to become the person he is today. We’re extremely happy to be part of the Norwich family.”

    • Alisha Morelli-Mulvaney
      NU parent