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Norwich University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Norwich University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Norwich University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Norwich University was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Norwich as #718 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 10 colleges in Vermont, Norwich is ranked at #6.

See all of the rankings for Norwich University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Norwich?

Acceptance Rate

Norwich University has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Norwich.

Learn more about Norwich University admissions.

Norwich University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Norwich University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Norwich University is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Norwich University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Norwich University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Norwich for first-time, full-time students is 47%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Norwich University.

Good Overall Diversity at Norwich

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,182 undergraduates at Norwich with 2,581 being full-time and 601 being part-time.

Norwich Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Norwich is 69.23 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.23 out of 100
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How Much Does Norwich University Cost?

The overall average net price of Norwich is $25,581. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Norwich

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,933 $21,395 $23,212 $25,682 $31,408

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Norwich, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Norwich, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,721 a year. That adds up to $42,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Norwich is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Norwich Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Norwich with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $53,700 in their early years. This is good news for future Norwich graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Norwich University make the most money.

Location of Norwich University

Norwich University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Northfield, Vermont. The surrounding location of Northfield is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Norwich University

Contact details for Norwich are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663-1035
Phone: 802-485-2000

Norwich University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Norwich University. Of these students, 715 received undergraduate degrees and 485 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 177 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 117 $38,000
Business Administration & Management 44 $39,700
International Relations & National Security 30 $37,200
Information Technology 30 NA
Mechanical Engineering 26 $39,600
Nursing 24 $61,600
Construction Management 23 $50,400
Civil Engineering 23 $49,300
Health & Physical Education 23 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Norwich University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Norwich

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,474 students took at least one online class at Norwich University. This is a decrease from the 1,588 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,474 1,473
2016-2017 1,588 1,588
2015-2016 1,799 1,799
2014-2015 3,860 1,615
2013-2014 1,376 1,376

Learn more about online learning at Norwich University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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