Norwich University, founded in 1819, is a small yet prestigious university located in Northfield, Vermont. It carries the distinction of being the first private military college in the United States and also the first private college in the nation to teach engineering. Additionally, in 1973 the school became the first military college to allow women into the Corps of Cadets. The school offers a balance of strong professional and liberal arts programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its academic offerings include a variety of online graduate programs which extend Norwich's educational reach to distance learners worldwide.
Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Faculty members at Norwich University seek to instill in their students the traits of discipline, integrity, confidence, loyalty, and honor. Instructors possess the proper academic credentials and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Course curricula, both online and on-campus, are designed and taught by the instructors. Students are encouraged to collaborate with their instructors on various research projects. Additionally, faculty members teaching online courses are proficient in specialized techniques that are needed to be effective online educators.
Norwich University provides a number of on-campus amenities and activities for students, including on-campus housing arrangements. The Corps of Cadets prepares Norwich students to become responsible citizens. The Kreitzberg Library serves all University students, both on-campus and online. There are more than 80 student clubs, organizations, athletic teams, and volunteer programs available at Norwich. A student health clinic is also available. Students are expected to live by the school's honor code, both on and off-campus. The school is located just 30 minutes from the state capitol of Montpelier and just a few hours from cities like Boston, New York and Montreal.