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Study at 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.

Profile of Norwich UniversityNorwich University is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Northfield, VT. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Norwich University earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include computer science and engineering, architecture and planning, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Norwich University Selectivity

Norwich University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 460 to 570 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 470 and 580.

Some professors at Norwich University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 3, 442 students (3, 380 full-time equivalent). The Student Enrolment at Norwich University is overwhelmingly male.

Student Life
Most students at the school attend full-time. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Norwich University belong to the Empire Eight and Great Northeast Athletic Conference for major sports.

Norwich University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts229social studies, history courses, history, political science, area and Cultural studies, English, economics
Computer Science and Engineering155information science, computer engineering, computer science
Security and Law Enforcement141criminal justice and administration
Business and Management95business management, accounting
Engineering48civil engineering courses, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering
Architecture and Planning45architecture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing
Science24biology, geology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry
Media15communication studies
Education and Teaching12physical education teaching, Education
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4athletic trainer
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Contact: Norwich UniversityNorwich University

158 Harmon Drive

Northfield, VT 05663-1035

General Phone: (802) 485-2000


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