Norwich University

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158 Harmon Drive

Northfield, VT 05663

Phone: (802) 485-2001
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#74 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Norwich University is a private institution that was founded in 1819. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,321, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Norwich University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 74. Its tuition and fees are $33,368 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Vision: Norwich University will be a learning community, American in character yet global in perspective, engaged in personal and intellectual transformation and dedicated to knowledge, mutual respect, creativity and service. Mission: To give our youth an education that shall be American in character- to enable them to act as well as to think-to execute as well as to conceive- to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them- to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen of this free republic.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1819
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $160,089,000


When applying to Norwich University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Norwich University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Norwich University is 12:1, and the school has 56.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Norwich University include: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Architecture; Business Administration and Management, General; and History, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 21%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9%
Architecture 8%
Business Administration and Management, General 5%
History, General 5%

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Student Life

Norwich University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,321, with a gender distribution of 76.6 percent male students and 23.4 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus. Norwich University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,452
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Norwich University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Norwich University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Norwich University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Norwich University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Norwich University, 77.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,425.

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Tuition and fees $33,368 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,524 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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