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Norwich University Overview

Norwich University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

771 Undergraduate Awards
$35,144 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • 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%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Norwich.
  • In 2019-2020, 45% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Norwich bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $59,819 a year. That's about 47% more than their peers at other schools.
  • 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.

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Norwich University Rankings

Norwich holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Vermont ranking.

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Norwich.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Military Technologies & Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Intelligence & Command Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Intelligence & Command Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Norwich has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Military Technologies & Applied Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Intelligence & Command Control Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best General Intelligence Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#28 Best History Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#51 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#82 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools College Factual

Where Is Norwich University?


Contact details for Norwich are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663-1035
Phone: 802-485-2000

How Do I Get Into Norwich?

You can apply to Norwich online at:

Admission Requirements for Norwich

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Norwich?

74% Acceptance Rate
31% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Norwich may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 69% of accepted students are men and 31% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Can I Afford Norwich University?

$35,144 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Norwich is $35,144. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Norwich, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $9,659 a year. That adds up to $38,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Norwich is 4.1%. 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

2,522 Full-Time Undergraduates
30% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,236 undergraduate students at Norwich, with 2,522 being full-time and 714 being part-time.


There are also 739 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,522 full-time undergraduates at Norwich, 70% are male and 30% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Norwich University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 95
Black or African American 120
Hispanic or Latino 265
White 1,691
International Students 91
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Geographic Diversity

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

1,987 Took All Classes Online
2,579 Took At Least One Class Online
5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,579 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Norwich

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Norwich University was $42,950 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Norwich is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #1 #1
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #1 #1
Data Analytics #1 #1
International Relations & National Security #31 #31
Civil Engineering #58 #55
Information Science #73 #73

Online Growth Rankings of Norwich

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Norwich University was 5.1%. This is the #1,545 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 23%
Health Professions 15%
Information Science 45%
International Relations & National Security 11%
Social Sciences 8%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 70%

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
Data Analytics #5
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #24
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #27
Public Policy #27
Community Organization & Advocacy #27
Interdisciplinary Studies #62
Information Science #91
General Education #156
Public Administration #186
Public Administration & Social Service #411
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #433

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 32 19 111 162
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 145 0 15 160
Criminal Justice & Corrections 138 0 11 149
Information Science 43 14 55 112
International Relations & National Security 36 0 74 110
History 16 0 63 79
Nursing 55 0 0 55
Civil Engineering 13 0 25 38
Mechanical Engineering 36 0 0 36
General Psychology 31 0 0 31
Information Technology 29 0 0 29
Public Administration 0 1 28 29
General Architecture 18 0 10 28
Construction Management 23 0 0 23
Political Science & Government 23 0 0 23
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 21 21
Health & Physical Education 19 0 0 19
General Biology 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 7 0 10
Computer Engineering 10 0 0 10
Natural Resources Conservation 9 0 0 9
Romance Languages 8 0 0 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 7 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 7 0 0 7
Computer Science 6 0 0 6
General Engineering 6 0 0 6
Allied Health Professions 6 0 0 6
Accounting 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 0 0 4
International Business 4 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 4 0 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 0 0 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 0 0 3
General Education 2 0 0 2
General English Literature 2 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 2
East Asian Languages 1 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 1 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Data Analytics 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 771 42 413 1,226


*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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