New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,307
Room and Board: $12,920
Profile: For nearly 200 years, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, has been setting a precedent by bringing Corps of Cadets and civilian students together through leadership training and multidisciplinary education. Through innovative teaching methodologies, our faculty share their excitement of discovery and new ideas with their students to inspire personal growth.
Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge, Norwich – the oldest private military college in the U.S. – is the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Thirty different bachelor degree programs help students excel in everything from Criminal Justice to Engineering and "cybercrime" with Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) to the liberal arts. Guided by Partridge’s vision and legacy, Norwich pioneered a new paradigm for educating citizen-soldiers – one that combines experiential learning and field training with broad-based liberal arts studies. Norwich was the first private college in the country to create a civil engineering program in 1820 and paved the way for greater equality in the military, becoming the first military colleges in the U.S. to accept African Americans and women into its Corps of Cadets.
Norwich graduates have served with distinction in every war since the Mexican-American War and represent every branch of the military. Major contributions to America’s security, infrastructure and economic growth over the past 150 years have been made by Norwich graduates through exemplary leadership, critical thinking, and service to nation and others before self. Graduates in their chosen field have a 98 percent job placement rate and are held in the highest esteem by employers, whether in the public or private sector. Internships, study abroad opportunities, community service and civic engagement programs bring out the best in our motivated students and prepare these next generation Norwich graduates to achieve distinction as they give back to the community and the world.
Programs: Undergraduate Programs: Accounting, Architecture + Art, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Communications, Computer Science, Computer Security & Information Assurance, Construction Management, Criminal Justice (online), Education, Electrical & Computer Engineering, English, Environmental Science, French, Geology, German, Health Sciences, History, International Studies, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish, Strategic Studies & Defense Analysis (online), Studies in War & Peace.
Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in Military History, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Nursing.
Special Features: Norwich Corps of Cadets provides a challenging environment for character development, leadership training, physical training and self-discipline leading to academic and lifelong success. Cadets are not required to serve in the military after graduation but have the option to do so if desired. Rolling admissions; 14:1 student-faculty ratio; faculty are highly accomplished researchers, scholars, artists and teachers who bring learning to life. Experiential learning is encouraged and promoted – faculty-mentored undergraduate research, service learning, internships, field experiences, study abroad and community-based learning – for academic engagement, personal growth and career readiness. Located in the beautiful Green Mountains of central Vermont, 50 minutes south of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, there is a strong sense of community within the barracks and residential halls, on the campus and in the small, welcoming village of Northfield. Student clubs and athletics cultivate camaraderie and exhilaration as much as awards and titles; Norwich graduates are prepared to think critically, take action and lead a life of distinction. Shaw Outdoor Center on Norwich’s Paine Mountain offers some of the best mountain biking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and hiking around.
Admissions Requirements: Graduation from an accredited secondary school. Candidates are judged on their overall high school academic record, a favorable recommendation from a counselor or teacher, extracurricular activities both in the school and in the community, and SAT or ACT scores. A campus visit is strongly recommended.
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Transfer Admissions Contact: Tim Reardon, Director of Admissions