Norwich University Overview
Norwich University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Northfield, Vermont. The surrounding location of Northfield is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Norwich University Known For?
- Students at Norwich have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Norwich.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Norwich makes roughly $53,700 a year. This is 32% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Norwich to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Norwich University Rankings
Norwich is ranked #246 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 8 colleges in Vermont, it is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Norwich has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#4||Best Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#108||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Norwich.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Norwich has earned from around the web.
|#14||Best Computer Science Schools||Computer Science Degree|
|#37||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#49||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#56||Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||College Factual|
|#61||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
|#66||Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Norwich University?
Contact details for Norwich are given below.
|Address:||158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663-1035|
How Do I Get Into Norwich?
You can apply to Norwich online at: https://www.norwich.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for Norwich
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Norwich?
Approximately 68% of accepted students are men and 32% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.
Can I Afford Norwich University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Norwich, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,721 a year. That adds up to $42,884 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Norwich is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Norwich University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 804 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,581 full-time undergraduates at Norwich, 72% are male and 28% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Norwich University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||122|
|Hispanic or Latino||256|
Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Norwich University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 32 countries are represented at Norwich. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Norwich University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Norwich has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Vermont for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Norwich
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Norwich University was 2.4%. This is the #1,861 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Norwich regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Norwich majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||14%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||67%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Norwich ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Norwich.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Intelligence & Command Control Operations||#8|
|Military Technologies & Applied Sciences||#8|
|International Relations & National Security||#14|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#181|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#348|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#355|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#402|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Norwich University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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