Norwich University

Northfield, VT 05663
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Norwich University is one of the sixteen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Vermont. The campus is located in Northfield town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,100 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 716 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 566 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Norwich University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $36,554, and fees were $2,108. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $36,554 and $2,108 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students4,100
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Students who are able to successfully complete the Norwich University BSN program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX RN. The curriculum is offered in a combination of in classroom theoretical instruction, learning laboratories, simulated laboratories and a range of clinical settings. The program is affiliated with the University of Vermont’s Fletcher Allen Medical Center and with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Students in the program are offered a range of technological applications in the classroom and clinical settings including through the use of handheld PDAs and smart phone apps.

Admission to the nursing program is only open for enrollment in the fall semester due to limited space availability and structured curriculum sequence.

Admission to the program is highly competitive depending on the class standing, grade point average, recommendations and results on standardized exams along with other requirements.

Students seeking to transfer into the program will be allowed to do so depending on the availability of space in the program and conditional on the transfer credit evaluation. The Chair of the nursing department makes the final decision on the students transferring into the program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 29
Master's degree 4 53

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,072/credit
In State Students$1,072/credit
Out of State Students$1,072/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$747/credit
In State Students$747/credit
Out of State Students$747/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $48,240 $48,240 $48,240
ADN 70 $75,040 $75,040 $75,040
BSN 125 $134,000 $134,000 $134,000
FNP 50 $37,350 $37,350 $37,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Norwich University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $4,485
Other Federal Grant 12% $3,058
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $1,387
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $28,616
Federal Student Loans 77% $6,505
Private Loans 14% $15,879


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,135
$30,001 to $48,000$15,916
$48,001 to $75,000$19,479
$75,001 to $110,000$23,095
Over $110,000$28,279

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Vermont state board of nursing.
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663

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