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Nearly 2,600
Campus Student Population

Over 1,400
Online Student Population

Student/Faculty Ratio

Northfield, Vermont, USA
New England Location

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100+ Years
Home to ROTC
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“I Will Try”
Arguably Best School Motto
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According to our 2019 First Destination Survey 92.9 percent of our new graduates were either entering the military, the workforce, or graduate school within nine months of graduation.


At Norwich, you’ll develop leadership traits for every profession — discipline, integrity, confidence, loyalty and honor. If you choose a military path, Norwich is among the top 10 U.S. institutions for preparing commissioned officers. As a civilian, you’ll find impressive job opportunities through our career center and alumni connections with the CIA, FBI, and NSA, as well as numerous CEO’s, and entrepreneurs.

With an average net price of $25,581 (after grants and scholarships) and a commitment to review competitive awards, Norwich University has a financial aid program that positions us as one of the nation’s most affordable private educations.

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Norwich Featured News and Events

Norwich (9-1, 5-0 New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference) tops the latest the National Collegiate Rugby Division II national rankings. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Cadets will play Michigan’s Adrian College in national semifainal Friday night

Norwich University will continue its quest for its first men’s rugby national championship this weekend at the 2021 National Collegiate Rugby Division II Final Four in Houston. 

Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider, left, flanks former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., at Bob Dole’s degree conferral ceremony on June 25, 2015, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

Kansas-born former candidate for U.S. president and vice president hailed as epitome of citizen-soldier

Bob Dole, the Kansas Republican who served 27 years over four decades in the U.S. Senate and died Sunday, received an honorary degree from Norwich University at Washington. D.C.’s World War II Memorial in 2015. University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider called conferring the degree an emotional highlight of his 28-year presidency.

Dr. Page Spiess shows her ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® trophy in a science laboratory in Norwich University’s U Building. She joined the College of Science ansd Mathematics faculty in 2017. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Dr. Page Spiess receives ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® in November ceremony

Open door, open minds. Dr. Page Spiess keeps her U Building office door ajar, where chemistry or biochemistry students can walk through to discuss experiments, analyze data and master lessons. When “aha” moments happen, and proverbial light bulbs go off over students’ heads, Spiess basks in the reflected glow.

Dr. Robert Poodiack joined Norwich University’s faculty in 1999 and is the 2005 Homer L. Dodge Award winner for Excellence in Teaching. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Dr. Robert Poodiack, professor and chair of the Mathematics Department, has won the 2022 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate for Meritorious Service for the Northeastern Section.

December graduates will collect degrees at a Dec. 2 dinner in Montpelier, Vermont. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will honor approximately 60 students graduating in December, the first graduates of the Class of 2022, with a formal dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

Giving Tuesday donations will support Norwich University’s Emergency Scholarship Fund, which helps students pursue education and graduate. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Donations on international day of generosity will support Emergency Scholarship Fund

On Giving Tuesday, Norwich University’s community can support students’ pursuit of education and goal of graduation.

Norwich University first-year architecture students created Zig Zag chairs based on Gerrit Rietveld’s mid-1930s design. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Architecture + Art chair making teaches craftsmanship, shop safety, geometry

All 24 first-year architecture students received 1/3 of a sheet of plywood to create an iconic Zig Zag chair based upon Gerrit Rietveld’s mid-1930s design. Formed by four wood planes joined in rhythmic sequence, it is one of the first examples of a cantilevered solid wood chair.

From left, Norwich University Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Phil Susmann ’81, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Norwich President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider pose for a picture near the Thaddeus Buczko War Room in March 2019. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Efforts by Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., helped land grants, establish Norwich University Applied Research Institutes

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.’s pending retirement will cap decades of cybersecurity education support that helped birth the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes and land the university millions of dollars in cybersecurity-related research-and-development contracts.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

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Norwich University is proud to be the birthplace of America’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Over 100 years strong.

Our Army, Navy, and Air Force leadership teams are integrated into Norwich University in alignment with the institution’s mission to produce leaders for our nation.

Learn all about ROTC at Norwich University

—You at Norwich—

Challenges and opportunity await; the world needs your strength, talent, grit and compassion more than ever. Following an experiential learning tradition more than 200 years strong, Norwich will prepare you to lead and serve in a career you love — in the private sector, public sector or the armed forces. We invite you to join us. Live, learn and lead at Norwich.

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