About Norwich University

Founded in 1819, Norwich University. is a Private college. Located in Vermont, which is a city setting in Vermont, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,152 full time undergraduate students, and 1,067 full time graduate students.

The Norwich University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 149 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Norwich University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Norwich University.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
45%
“We know about current events and vote”
45%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
41%
“We live for the big game”
59%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
27%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
45%
“We know about current events and vote”
45%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
41%
“We live for the big game”
59%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
27%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    62 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    45 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    63 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    64 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    64 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    63 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    64 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    64 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

Norwich University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Norwich University?

24 Students rated Norwich University

Shannon - 03/17/2021

The class size ratio is a complete lie, just a heads up. I have never been in a class with less than 25 students. I don't know where they pulled 14:1 from, but for residential undergrad classes, its just not true. This school has mismanaged their students and university in the pandemic so poorly, I have almost a dozen friends who has withdrawn completely for the semester. The school also continues to employ staff (various commandants that work solely with residential cadet students) that have been accused by students of sexual harassment, assault, and who regularly make racist remarks.

Arriella - 10/01/2020

Overall, a military school in all aspects, Norwich University, has acclimated civilians relatively well. Though some cadets are friendly and warm, a good majority don't seem to enjoy civilian presence or make any attempt at conversation or interaction. Norwich is huge on academics, and they have incredibly passionate and personable professors, though, like any school, there are a couple of professors that are the exact opposite. While the civilian dorms are relatively new and pleasant, the items within don't necessarily match. The couches all seem to have some large stain of something, and the games room are all missing an essential piece of equipment. However, those are all still manageable things. The biggest problem the students here have is the cost of laundry. We are charged $2 for washer and dryer each, and for some reason, the washers are exponentially smaller than the dryers, and the dryers don't dry the clothes thoroughly. The combination of this is a smart way to drain students' bank accounts. The one thing that makes it all worth it is the students that have made this campus welcoming from the start and the immiscible view that you can see all around you while at the campus. The campus is truly gorgeous, and a majority of the people here are outstanding.

Abigail - 04/08/2020

The college is great. The students are involved in the community, especially the elementary - high schools around. Also, there is something for everyone. Whether you are on the Civilian or Corps side, they offer clubs, sports, and more to everyone, and if there is a club that is not there but that you would be interested in, you can create it! The teachers are extremely helpful and supportive and are always there to make sure you are exceeding your potential.

Maggie - 10/05/2019

As a freshman and a recruit at Norwich University it was not easy adjusting to this environment. At first I didn't think it was what I wanted because of how overwhelmed I was with the Corps of Cadets training I was getting during rook week. As time went on I began to fall in love with the school and its traditions as the oldest military academy in the nation. I think it's an amazing institution that creates civilian and military leaders in to the real world. I am more than glad I chose to come to this school because it's the hard way and not many people can take the hard route in life.

Norwich University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Norwich University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Norwich University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Do your homework on schools. Don't choose one because a friend is going, or thaqt you think it is a cool place. Set goals in High School, and work to achieve them. Think about a career that fits you, but know that you whole liife isn't based on what you decide at age 18.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    This school feels like a family. Everyone knows everyone else, and there is usually a helping hand or a kind ear if you need it. The classes are small so you get a lot of attention, and the professors are usually willing to give you extra help if you need it.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Norwich's administration runs the school like a business and is losing the school's proud traditions; this will haunt the school in future years as alumni stop supporting the instituiton.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I spent a big part of my life at Norwich. I was a member of their Corps of Cadets, attended their graduate school and eventually worked their as an employee. I've moved on to bigger and better things, but I'll say thing. The school of graduate studies is the best part of the University. The graduate programs are top notch. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the undergraduate side or the administration. They are the most dishonest, underhanded and unprofessional people I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. I am ashamed to have placed so much stock in Norwich. I only wish I could go back and decide to go to another school.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Its location it terrible, small town with nothing to do. Even the neighboring towns are dull, the best place to go for nightlife is an hour away.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Some are quite and content, and the others can be loud and rude. I all depends on how you take things,

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being the first private military academy.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who is against the military and what they stand for. Yes there is a civilian side to this school but if you do not respect military personnel and what they do for this country then this is the absolute wrong school for you.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that has an interest in the military as a career, or that wants the discipline of that lifestyle to assist him/her in suceeding at college. It is highly competitive, but people do bond and help more than my friends tell me about "standard" colleges.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How hard it would be, and how to better deal with the situations that occur.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about the school is the fact that a lot of students are rooks. So they cannot talk to anyone for a few weeks at the beginning of the year, unless they are in class or an academic setting. Living with people training to be in the military can get hard sometimes but for the most part it is not bad.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    About how great and supportive Athletics at NU are.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Norwich has a wonderful tradition and a great military past. Business wise, the Development Department is falling apart and the school is well on its way to being a sinking ship. The leadership at the top is dishonest. Dave Whaley (Vice President of Development) and Paul Bova (Assistant VP Development) are pathological. They can look you square in the eye, smile in your face and stab you in the back. Paul Bova is this fat old guy and he makes passes at girls half his age...freaks some people out. The President, GEN Schneider, is absolutely oblivious to the idiocy going on underneath him. It is almost as though he is senile. He knows the language of money but when it boils down to integrity and hiring the right people, his head is in the clouds. He only knows how to beg for money...it's his only function.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Narrow-minded, ignorant, jar heads, tight-asses, not really well known, "you guys in Connecticut?" etc.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Norwich has very little social life. Mostly work with very little play. They do have a small pub on campus but it is a dry campus overall. If you're caught drinking outside the pub, you will get suspended from the school. If you get drunk at the pub, you'll get suspended if you're seen stumbling outside of the pub...it's a catch 22. The most popular athletic events are hockey and football games. We usually lose the football games. The football team usually loses...the hockey team usually wins. The school doesn't allow fraternities or sororities...but the school does have a Corps of Cadets which is, in many ways, similar to a fraternity or sorority. There is no night life. There is no dating scene. There are no clubs. There is one bar about a mile and a half down the road called "The Rustic". It's a nice place, but the locals in there are a little freaky.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Norwich continues to accept new students but the professors are paid to have 13 students per professor. Now, there are 30 students or more per class. The professors asked for a raise, but the administration and President Schneider told them to stick it. As as result, the professors purchase the worst academic materials and deliver the content in a manner that is most likely to make students fail. The goal of many professors is for students to fail (not to hurt the students) but to "stick it" to the school for not giving them a raise for having more students. Overall, some of the professors are really great guys and truly care about their students, but many of them harbor an "us vs them" mentality against the school administration and many students end up becoming the fodder.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Somewhat but not quite. While not many people have heard of Norwich and most people do initially think it is in CT, the student body is good. The students are generally cordial and fun to talk to. There are some tools and "tight-asses", but that comes with every military school. Overall, the students are great!

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Student Body

Students

21%

female

79%

male

3,152

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,067

Total Grad Students

88%

Out-Of-State

10%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

80

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

57%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
73%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Norwich University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$37,354

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$12,920

Room and Board

51,774

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,708
$30 - $48K
$21,534
$48 - $75K
$24,601
$75 - $110K
$27,714
$110K & UP
$33,025

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