Norwich University

Norwich University

Northfield, VT, USA
3.54 Average Rating

Ready to tackle real-world challenges and make an impact through your education? Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the U.S. and is in the heart of the Green Mountains of Northfield, Vermont.

Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge, we are the birthplace of ROTC. Our rural location and over 200 years of impressive history allow us to offer a hands-on learning environment that gets you out of the classroom and into your education.

Depending on your academic interests, your studies may lead to serving as real-time cybersecurity for the Superbowl, working with NASA to improve a minisatellite, or joining an expedition to Antarctica!

Our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio means small class sizes. You won’t get caught in a crowd—but are front and center throughout your college experience.

 

Beyond your regular classwork, Norwich offers 100+ internship opportunities and study-abroad adventures. You'll maximize your intellectual potential and poise yourself for a fulfilling career.

 

Military Lifestyle Opportunity

 

For those who are interested in the military or structured leadership experiences, we offer a distinctive cadet program that challenges students physically, mentally, and morally to excel as future leaders.

Norwich also serves civilian residential and commuter students and a large online graduate and continuing-education student body. Together they create a diverse student body that reflects the world today.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is not checked
No
ACT
ACT is not checked
No
Transcript
Transcript is checked
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
12%
Out-Of-State Students
84%
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1130
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,975
Total Number of Undergrads
3,236
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

0
100
53%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,641
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,020
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,020
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,226
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$34,057
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,004
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$31,622

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,659
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,222
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$248

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
74%
26%
Student Organizations
79
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cadet
School Colors
maroon and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Burlington
Washington
New York
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,100

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
A small, private, expensive college placed right in the middle of a beautiful Green Mountain valley of Vermont. The Corp of Cadets is the base of it's strong traditions with a twist of mainly Architecture, Engineering, and Athletic Civilians. Some students (like myself) love it here, others despise it.
Rugger
NU is a high quality educational school that prides itself on its culture, history and tradition, and ability to extract the highest level of performance from its students. The faculty is genuinely interested in the growth of the students and will go above and beyond to assist those who seek it out. The services and classrooms, as well as the housing, is kept in excellent condition making it a pure joy to attend school here.
Nicholas from Concord, NH
Norwich University is a small, beautiful, historical campus split down the center: One half is civilian, the other is the corps of cadets. The classes are small with about 20 students and the work is challenging, but very rewarding. The University has a large price tag, but a lot of benefits accompany it.
Katrina
smaller university with a home-like feeling. great education and leadership building opportunities. international studies and athletic opportunitites are available for prospective students
Aliah from Windsor, MA

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