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Norwich University is a small, private university in Norwich, Vt. It has a student body of 1,900 military cadets, traditional students, commuters and online learners. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Norwich boasts an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1 and a 98 percent job placement rate within eight months of graduation.


The birthplace of the ROTC program, Norwich was founded in 1819 as the first private military academy. It was the first academy to accept women and the first private college to offer engineering degrees. For the past 20 years, cadets and civilian students have lived and learned side by side on campus.


Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Norwich has been accredited since 1819. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a reputable and reliable source for the accreditation of colleges and universities in the United States. The MBA program at Norwich is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.


Norwich offers 30 bachelor’s degree programs in addition to military science, teacher licensure and a wide variety of minors and concentrations. Traditional on-campus undergraduate business degrees include accounting, computer science, computer security and information assurance, engineering management and management. The online School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers 11 online master’s degree programs including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Science in Business Continuity. Each online graduate program requires a weeklong residency program on campus in June.


Although the university’s website does not specify requirements for admission, undergraduate students must submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a resume, an essay and letters of recommendation. Online graduate students are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), but the MBA program requires work experience. Prospective students are required to submit their official transcripts from postsecondary institutions, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, an application fee of $50 and, in some cases, Test of English as a Foreign Language scores.

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Internet students benefit from resources such as online enrollment advisers, distance learning librarians and a technical support team with a 24/7 help desk.

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