Norwich University moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings, earns engineering program accreditations

In the true spirit of Norwich University innovation, academic programs flourished and grew during 2021.

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center welcomed Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio as a Fulbright Canada research chair in Studies in War and Peace for the Spring 2021 semester. During her Norwich University residency, Scoppio, whose current research is on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective, networked with students, faculty and partner organizations. 

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Norwich University earned its six-year accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for three bachelor of science programs in the David Crawford School of Engineering: civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering. 

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Norwich University engineering students work on a project in 2019. The university improved its rank as a top national undergraduate engineering program in national newsmagazine U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best National Universities rankings. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

The approval follows a yearlong self-study and outside review process, which was completed in 2021. Accreditation relates to licensing and a graduate’s ability to sit for the engineering licensing exam and assesses programs, facilities and student outcomes.

Since the last accreditation, the David Crawford School of Engineering has invested in three new facilities: Wallace Materials Testing FacilityCarrara Family Fluids Lab and ProtoCAM Lab, and the Collaboratory.

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Norwich is movin’ on up! For the fifth consecutive year, the university improved its rank in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, as a regional university; as a school ranked highly for veterans; and as a top national undergraduate engineering program. Norwich also made the best value school and best undergraduate computer science program lists after being unranked in both in 2020. 

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BITS AND PIECES: Norwich University President Mark Anarumo and Korea Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jung Soo Kim signed a memorandum of understanding for an exchange program between the two schools.  … Norwich University joined the U.S. Strategic Command Academic Alliance Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance. … Norwich added a new Bachelor of Science in Design Arts major within the School of Architecture + Art in the College of Professional Schools. … Norwich’s Bachelor of Science in exercise science degree program earned a three-year approval through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program.

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