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.

Military colleges were not designed solely for students planning military careers.

The Corps of Cadets prepares all students to become competent and responsible citizens. Our founder, Capt. Alden Partridge, understood that structured military lifestyle combined with rigorous academics would benefit those pursuing careers in both the military world and the private sector. Our objective is to encourage students to become stronger and more determined leaders. During Corps leadership training, cadets confront daily challenges that define their character as future leaders. They learn to take responsibility for their actions, and support their comrades in pursuit of a common goal. Those who rise to the mental and physical challenge of life as a cadet are rewarded with useful life skills, self-confidence and self-discipline.

Graduates of Norwich make a difference in the world as leaders of business, government and the military. In the Corps of Cadets, students gain the practical experience, knowledge and strength of character to try, no matter what obstacles they face.

Norwich University’s campus is nestled in the Green Mountains of central Vermont. Montpelier, the state capital, is about a half-hour drive from the college. Boston, New York, and Montreal are just a few hours’ drive away, but the Northfield campus is small, safe, and community oriented. Norwich is one of few Vermont colleges that attract students from 40 states and 29 foreign countries who come to call the campus home.


  • Norwich offers challenging academics and 30 undergraduate majors

  • Our faculty hold degrees from Yale, Princeton, UCLA, Cambridge, Oxford, Cornell, MIT, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, and other top universities.

  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio

  • Enjoy interactive classes, innovation teaching approaches, faculty mentoring relationships, and hands-on learning.

  • Norwich degrees are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, ABET, NAAB, ASCBSP, CCNE, and CAATE.

  • Experience

  • Unlimited opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, community service, and civic engagement.

  • Norwich students participate in some 40 student clubs and 18 sports teams.

  • Norwich is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, one of the most scenic areas in the US.

  • Campus is 20 minutes from the state capitol of Montpelier; an hour from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city; and three hours from the world-class cities of Boston and Montreal.



  • Graduates enjoy a 98 percent job placement rate in their chosen field within 8 months of graduation.

  • Norwich ranks in the Top 100 for undergraduate programs in north regional universities according to U.S. News & World Report.

  • Ranked #2 among “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” according to 2014 survey by Ponemon Institute for HP.

  • On short list of US colleges offering concentration in Digital Forensics.


Undergraduate programs

  • Accounting

  • Architecture + Art

  • Athletic Training

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Communications

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Security & Information Assurance

  • Construction Management

  • Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice (online)

  • Cyber Security (online)

  • Education

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • English

  • Environmental Science

  • French

  • Geology

  • German

  • History

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (online)

  • International Studies

  • Management

  • Management Studies (online)

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Nursing

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Spanish

  • Sports Medicine

  • Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis (online)

  • Studies in War and Peace


Tuition & Fees for Undergraduate Students (prices might change)

Tuition (per year)    $34,124

Room and Board (per year)     $12,484

Technology Fee (per year)    $964

University Health Services (use of Clinic and Infirmary)    $582

Student Activity Fee (per year)    $422

Medical Insurance (full-time students only, estimated cost)   $1,945

Uniform   $2,000

(Students in the Corps of Cadets must also purchase uniforms: for 2015-2016 new students, will be charged during the first year as part of the Fall Semester bill and $600 will be charged during the second year as part of the Spring Semester bill.)

Admissions Deposit     $250

Estimated Indirect Costs:

Books     $1,500

Transportation   $1,200

Miscellaneous     $1,500


Financial Documentation Requirements for International Students

International Students are required to demonstrate that they have available funding for the cost of one academic year and is a U.S. government requirement.  We can accept either a bank statement, a letter of support, or other documentation of financial support.