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Norwich University

Northfield, VT
Established in 1819, Norwich University is a private non-profit accredited university with a balance of strong professional and liberal arts programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her 1900 undergraduate students choose either a military lifestyle as part of the Corps of Cadets or a traditional college lifestyle. Norwich is known for its dedicated teaching faculty and has one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in the industry. The campus is located in Northfield, Vermont in the heart of the Green Mountains, truly one of the most beautiful locations in the world for a college campus. The combination of quality professional training, broad studies in the liberal arts, dedicated faculty, and the leadership laboratory supplied by the Corps of Cadets has generated a legacy not found in many corners of the educational map. Norwich is proud of its traditions and maintains strong bonds with its alumni.
Norwich provides a dynamic mixture of tradition and innovation.
  • Norwich University was the first private college in the nation to provide engineering instruction.
  • Norwich was the first private military academy in the nation.
  • Norwich was the birthplace of ROTC.
  • Norwich and the US Coast Guard Academy were the first two military colleges to admit women in 1974.
  • Norwich founder, Alden Partridge, brought experiential learning to US education. It took others nearly a century to do so.
  • Norwich University was one of the first military colleges to introduce traditional students onto its campus - and very successfully.
  • Norwich alumni are a veritable Who's Who in the business and military history of this country, rewarding their alma mater richly with a wonderful endowment of facilities and teaching tools.
Corps of Cadets
The Norwich University Corps Cadets offers traditional age college students a chance to live the military lifestyle, whether they are military bound or not. Whether a student chooses the Corps of Cadets or a traditional college lifestyle, the undergraduate campus in Northfield provides one of the most exciting and rich environments in the world.

Traditional Students
Close to half of our undergraduates are non-military lifestyle. They chose Norwich University because of its fine academic programs or because of the dynamic nature of the campus. Corps and traditional students mix in the classroom, sports, and campus activities.
Norwich is usually first, never last, but always lasting.