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Nearly 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich

Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

Why choose Norwich?

The student-athlete experience

We want you to have a balanced experience here, so you will be cared for as a person first, a student second and an athlete third. Norwich can provide you with a profoundly academic education and an athletic experience that is rooted in a tradition of excellence.

Norwich teams have done extremely well at the national level:

  • Men’s Ice Hockey National Champions: 2000, 2003, 2010, 2017
  • Women’s Ice Hockey National Champions: 2011
  • Women’s Rugby 15s National Champions: 2012, 2013
  • Women’s Rugby 7s National Champions: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 15 teams have finished as National Runners-up
  • Norwich has had seven Division III Academic All-Americans nominees for all Division III

Recruiting philosophy

We aren’t just looking for talented athletes at Norwich. We are looking for people who will embrace the student-athlete experience and want to think outside the box and take advantage of the real world challenges and experiential opportunities that bring learning to life at Norwich.

Leadership development and character

There are many opportunities to actively develop leadership abilities and strengthen your character as a Norwich student-athlete.

What student-athletes have to say

“To get an excellent education, play on this football team, meet great people, and get all of this with by challenging myself and giving me confidence in everything I do, is something that I really appreciate a lot.”

“I came to Norwich because of the strength of its academic program, but being on the women's rugby team has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed being around people who have their focus on academics and career goals but also have a great passion for the sport of rugby. It’s been the best of both worlds.”

“I’m so happy to have had the opportunities I had. I’m afraid to think of the person I would have been if I had made the decision to go somewhere else.”

“My teammates are like a second family to me and have been a huge part of my positive experience at Norwich.”