Norwich University

Norwich University

Norwich University, also referred to as NU, is located in Northfield, Vermont, United States. It was established in 1819 by Captain Alden B. Partridge as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. In 1834, it gained university status and adopted its present name. The campus sits on an area of approximately 1200 acres in Northfield. Norwich University operates a radio station called WNUB-FM. The university attracts students from about 20 foreign countries. NU offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following schools:

  • School of Architecture and Art
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Mathematics and Sciences
  • School of National Services
  • School of Social Sciences

NU is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Cadets, and they include baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, swimming and diving, soccer, softball, cross country, and lacrosse.

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Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield , VT 05663-1035
General Phone: (802) 485-2000

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Norwich University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts368area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, English, economics, political science, social studies, history, history courses
Computer Science and Engineering169information science, computer science, computer engineering
Business and Management163business management, business administration
Security and Law Enforcement143criminal justice and administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing
Engineering81civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Architecture and Planning31architecture
Science21biology, biochemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching18educational administration, physical education teaching
Media17communication studies
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11athletic trainer
Family and Social Work9public administration
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Norwich University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38927
Master's degree74711

Norwich University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Norwich University had a total enrollment of 3,442 students (3,574 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 73%
Women 27%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 47%
Graduate 53%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 21%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York12%
New Hampshire9%
New Jersey5%
Rhode Island2%
North Carolina1%
State unknown1%
(International Students)1%

Norwich University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 33 %

Norwich University Room and Board (2007)

Norwich University offers campus housing for 1,596 of its 3,574 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Northfield, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Norwich University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460570
SAT Math460580
SAT Writing440550
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Norwich University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,064
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,064
Room and board $ 9,032
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
Norwich University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 369200)

Norwich University Faculty

Norwich University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1320
Non-tenured and not on tenure track136

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year32$81,9025$73,375
Associate professoracademic year24$60,62111$56,273
Assistant professoracademic year13$54,38418$49,718
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year7$46,0816$50,168
All faculty totalacademic year76$67,17541$54,382

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Norwich University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Empire Eight
Basketball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Track Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Norwich University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
History, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Norwich University Apart:

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Top 7%Norwich University Male % of student body
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Top 9%Norwich University % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in architecture and planning
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Top 12%Norwich University % of degrees in architecture and planning
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Top 13%Norwich University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 14%Norwich University % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%Norwich University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Norwich University % of degrees in engineering

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