Norwich University begins the 2018-19 academic year on Monday, Aug. 27, with approximately 800 new students making up the Class of 2022.

These newcomers bring the total number of enrolled in campus-based programs to about 2,400 students, which is the full capacity of the residential campus.

The Class of 2022 hails from 41 states across the United States and 14 countries abroad. The top 10 sending states are: Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Maine, Pennsylvania, and California. The top five majors are: Criminal Justice, Undeclared, Nursing, Computer Security and Information Assurance, and Management.

The Class of 2022 launches its Norwich career during the final year of the university’s largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history. “Forging the Future” aims to raise $100 million by the university’s bicentennial in 2019. Students arrived on campus to a brand new academic building, Mack Hall, as well as to renovations to existing buildings. Mack Hall features interactive classrooms; case-study spaces; pocket lounges; a high-tech, cyber-security War Room; and a 400-seat auditorium and performing arts center to host plays and musical events, symposiums and lectures, panel discussions and collaborative interaction. These construction projects have been completed as a result of and under the Forging the Future campaign.

“Norwich’s continuing ability to attract high-performing and motivated students to Vermont and our values-based education is evidence that our academic programs and experiential approach to education remain relevant to our mission of building and defending the republic,” President Richard W. Schneider said. With the arrival of the Class of 2022, Schneider begins his 27th year as Norwich’s president, one of the longest-serving presidents in the United States.

The Class of 2022 by the numbers:

  • Approximately 500 rooks, first-year students in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets
  • Approximately 300 civilian students
  • 72 transfer students
  • 48 commuter students
  • 27 international students
  • 64 ROTC scholarships
  • 15 Civic Scholars
  • 14 Honors Program students

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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