Norwich University

158 Harmon Drive - Northfield, VT 05663
  • Region: New England
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Small

Founded in 1819, Norwich University (Northfield, VT) 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 more than 30 academic majors, 20 varsity sports and a variety of clubs and activities. Norwich students and graduates are men and women of honor and integrity. More than just arming graduates with a degree, Norwich alumni are equipped with the same set of values that helped build the United States.

About Norwich University

For nearly 200 years, Norwich University-s guiding values and mission have helped create an atmosphere of excellence. We are the nation-s oldest private military college and the birthplace of ROTC, serving a diverse student body that reflects the world today.

Mission Statement

To give our youth an education that shall be American in character - to enable them to act as well as to think - to execute as well as to conceive - -to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them- - to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen of this free republic.