Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Norwich is a coeducational, four-year university where students choose either a military or civilian lifestyle. Norwich offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The College

  • Founded in 1819
  • The first private military college in the country and the birthplace of ROTC
  • First private college in the country to offer Civil Engineering and the first to incorporate physical education into the curriculum.
  • Combines the amenities of a large university with the environment and personalization of a small college.
  • Campus Center opened Fall 2007; new dorm opened Fall 2009

Location Highlights

  • Located in Northfield, VT. Northfield is a rural town located within easy driving distance to many major cities.
  • 12 miles from Montpelier, VT and 50 miles from Burlington, VT.
  • 2 hours to Montreal, 3 hours to Boston and 4 hours to New York City.
  • Served by bus, train and Burlington International Airport.
  • Many major ski resorts in the area, including Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley and Stowe.

Unique Characteristics

  • The first military college to admit women and the first to appoint a woman to the highest cadet rank.
  • Both our traditional civilian students and cadets live by an honor code.
  • Numerous opportunities for undergraduate student research.
  • Feeder program between the communications department and ESPN.