The History of Norwich University
Norwich University – The Military College of Vermont is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont. It is the oldest private military college in the United States. The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six senior military colleges, and is recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the "Birthplace of ROTC" (Reserve Officers' Training Corps).
Norwich has 29 majors across six academic divisions with the most popular major being criminal justice.
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies oversees the university's graduate programs. The majority of the graduate programs are conducted on a distance learning platform. The university offers accredited and highly recognized programs in a range of fields including diplomacy, military history, history, business administration, civil engineering, justice administration, public administration, information assurance, education, nursing, and organizational leadership.
Norwich offers 9 online graduate programs, including a combined 5-year Master of Architecture program, and, since 2001, a National Security Agency-sponsored Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The university offers accredited and highly recognized programs in a range of fields including diplomacy, international relations, military history, history, business administration, civil engineering, criminal justice, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, nursing and strategic studies.
Life in Norwich University
Norwich offers 20 varsity sports, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, softball, men's tennis, wrestling, and women's volleyball.
Norwich University's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #66.
Norwich University is a private institution that was founded in 1819. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,182, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,200 acres.
- Fred Thaddeus Austin
- Hiram Iddings bearss
- Francis William Billado
- James Montrosss Burt
- Edward C. Byers
Norwich University acceptance rate 64.5%