Norwich University Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Costs, and More

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With an acceptance rate of 70 percent, Norwich University is a generally accessible school. Successful applicants generally have high grades and strong applications. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, as well as high school transcripts. Recommended (but not required) materials include SAT or ACT scores, a resume, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. For more information, check out the school's website, or contact the admissions office.

Campus visits are also encouraged for any interested applicants.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Norwich University Acceptance Rate: 70%​​

Norwich University Description

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is a private university located in picturesque Northfield, Vermont, about 20 minutes from Montpelier. Students come from 45 states and 20 countries. Northfield is recognized as the birthplace of the U.S. ROTC program, and it is the oldest of the United States' six Senior Military Colleges (a designation held by Norwich, The CitadelVirginia TechVirginia Military InstituteTexas A&M, and NGCSU). Sixty percent of the student body is in the Corps of Cadets.

As well as cadets, Norwich enrolls many traditional civilian students. Undergraduates can choose from 30 degree programs and 80 clubs and organizations.

The university has a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and classes are small, averaging about 15 students. Athletics are popular among undergraduates, and the Norwich Cadets compete in the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference for most sports. The university fields 20 varsity sports as well as many club and intramural sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,219 (3,152 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 79% Male / 21% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,354
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,920
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $54,474

Norwich University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,340
    • Loans: $11,125

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis 
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Hockey, Basketball, Rugby

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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