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Norwich University

30 Reviews

Locations:   Northfield (VT) 

Annual Tuition: $44,020

76% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Paul Bethel

Reviewed: 11/5/2022

Degree: International Relations

NU is the best.I bless the day I was admitted into the IR program. It is not for the faint hearted, you can't skate your way to a degree because it is online, you will earn your degree! The assignments and essays will challenge you mentally and make you the best version of yourself. EVERY single professor I had were knowledgeable and they knew their onions.I ld recommend NU to anyone who is working and desire quality education. It is an investment that is worth it.


Reviewed: 8/29/2021

Degree: Military Science

I have read some of the negative reviews and these are certainly not reflective of my Norwich experience. I have had only positive interactions with the professors and I am impressed with their professionalism. The course work is challenging and the expectations are high. However, for those who complain about the curriculum, it is not unreasonable nor is the staff unfair with requirements and grading. I am a working professional with two young children and I am carrying a 4.0 in graduate studies.... Read More


Reviewed: 8/16/2020

Degree: History

I came into Norwich this past March as part of their online MA program in history, with a focus on their American History track. Working full-time made attending a traditional program unlikely. As such, the history, reputation, and program structure of Norwich appealed to me. That said, It became clear after the first few weeks I had severely misunderstood what I had gotten myself into. Having read through the multitude of reviews, it seems as if I am not the only one either. The initial professor... Read More

Michael Burkeen

Reviewed: 3/12/2020

Degree: Management

Decent education, not for the price. The Bursar's Office lacks transparency and leaves students in significant debt without them knowing what hit them. They quickly send tuition payments to collection agencies without communication with students, adding thousands of dollars onto an already high student loan. An alumni log-in portal and better communication/reporting from their department is needed.

graduate student

Reviewed: 6/12/2019

Degree: Cybersecurity

As a current IP professional at the top of my field I firmly discourage individuals from enrolling in this program. I finished this program to add it to my resume and can attest to the poor instructions and false information provided by the instructors. The staff is a joke and they love patting themselves on the back while sending misinformed students into the workforce.
Save yourself time and money by investing in industry certifications such as the CISSP.

Steven Tiernan

Reviewed: 4/21/2019

Degree: Mechanical Engineering

Norwich University is a special blend of tradition and change. 2019 finds Norwich celebrating its 200th year as an educational institution. The Corps of Cadets is one of the foundation blocks of the school, focusing on creating citizen soldiers to serve our country both through the military and through service to the community. The campus boasts students from a diverse background living as both traditional students and as cadets. Being the Birthplace of ROTC in the country, Norwich hosts ROTC classes... Read More

Lauren Burris

Reviewed: 3/5/2019

Degree: Political Science

Norwich University has a very different college life than any other university. This is a private military school with a small section for civilian students. I was a civilian student recruited my senior year of high school to play Division 1 Rugby. When they say not to choose a college just for the sports, I should have have listened. This college had many ups and downs to it and I think a lot of people would agree. the campus life was great during the warm months, but being in the middle of nowhere... Read More

Darcy Miller

Reviewed: 4/17/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

Norwich gave me a phenomenal education! We had great working professionals as instructors and the school staff were in constant communication with students to ensure continued compliance with work assignments and provide help or guidance each step of the way. They were responsive to issues immediately and felt like they were there encouraging you the entire way. They have a great alumni club with local area chapters that have also provided a network of professionals and community within my region.... Read More


Reviewed: 4/16/2018

Degree: History

Norwich's MMH program was by far the most difficult academic program I've been through, from an undergrad in history from Saint Anselm College to the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff programs. And it's by far the most valuable academic education I've yet received. It was worth every dime and then some. From start to finish I felt taken care of by the administrative staff and most importantly, taught by the instructors. Even after I finished, I've stayed in touch with... Read More


Reviewed: 2/5/2018

Degree: History

I applied for and was accepted to Norwich's Military History graduate program. I was impressed by the administrative support received throughout the entire process, from application to graduation. I liked the fact that acceptance was based upon pure merit (writing assessment submission and undergrad transcript) and did not rely on the for-profit GMAT/GRE exams, which are not accurate methods to measure an ability to research and develop theory. Another factor I am impressed with is option to delve... Read More

2016 Grad

Reviewed: 11/29/2017

Degree: History

I found the on-line Military History degree program at Norwich one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I enrolled simply because I wanted to earn the degree for personal reasons and not for professional advancement. For those who didn't do very well as an undergraduate, take heart. I didn't have a good GPA (under 3.0 Undergrad -1982) but you can get into the Norwich program if you know how to think and more importantly, write. I can't emphasize that enough if you can't write... Read More


Reviewed: 5/5/2017

Degree: History

I was a student in the on-line history graduate program back in 2011. The only advice I can give someone looking into the on-line program is...find something else! I know that at least 5 of the 8 in my cohort dropped out by the third class. I was a 3.8 undergraduate student with a degree in history and government. However, NU doesn't want to teach or help students improve their craft as historians. Basically, the on-line seminars are terrible with low level discussion and lack of debate. Professors... Read More


Reviewed: 3/21/2017

Degree: History

Already possessing one graduate degree, taken at a traditional program (where I served as a research assistant), I enrolled into the online program with great enthusiasm. I understood it would not be as fulfilling as a traditional program, but given my new status as a husband and father, I was excited to engage in intellectual discussions again, and receive a 2nd Master's degree in History, something I had hoped to do years ago. Sadly, it did not take long to realize that my experience was not going... Read More


Reviewed: 2/19/2017

Degree: History

Yes, this school is reputable, and they take low GPA's, which is nice for getting in. But when you start to struggle, don't expect any real help. I had first, Professor B. the assistant director. He was fine. Then Professor K. for the second class. My third class was with Dr. Ol.. He's a retired Colonel from the armed forces. Not trained in educating people. He was consistently unclear in what he wanted, and never gave actual advice on improving essays. His comments were simply "not on the graduate... Read More

Justin Liebman

Reviewed: 2/19/2017

Degree: Military Science

The SSDA program at Norwich University is specifically designed for individuals in the intelligence and SOF communities of the military. I found this program to be exactly what I needed in order to advance my career and gain critical knowledge of homeland security and defense policy. The professors are highly intelligent and work with you to ensure your success. Overall I would recommend this degree to anyone interested in perusing a lengthy career in the military or desiring to get out and work... Read More

Jack D.

Reviewed: 1/1/2017

Degree: Public Administration

A rare opportunity for a working professional to study in a prestigious institution if not fortunate enough to have been able to do that early in life. Norwich is relatively well-known in American culture and the MPA program was exceedingly helpful in strengthening needed skills for a role I promoted into just as I graduated where I lead over 500 people of a near 10,000 person organization. I would not likely have been hired without the Norwich degree. The MPA program was arduous and rewarding. Professors... Read More


Reviewed: 7/22/2016

Degree: Public Administration

Very time consuming, but worth it! Learned a lot. Students were others who are working professional and generally really good people. You can tell professors are invested in your success.

Jason Carriveau

Reviewed: 7/7/2016

Degree: Fitness Trainer

Norwich University is a small private school in Vermont. I valued the low student to teacher ratio as I was 1 of about 12 students in the program at the time. Since I graduated, Norwich has been completely renovated, and currently offers a lot more amenities and club sports. I would recommend Norwich University to any student looking to get a well rounded education.

Cobra 26

Reviewed: 3/22/2016

Degree: Political Science

Great school. Very difficult program. It is not for those seeking an easy degree. I am very happy about the quality of education. I have used the course work regularly in my career. It was very relevant. Highly recommend Norwich's Master of Arts in Diplomacy international terrorism concentration.

Robert A. Avila

Reviewed: 1/10/2016

Degree: Engineering

If you are thinking about a Master's in Civil Engineering, this is an excellent option. I lived in California when I started. By the end, I lived in Eastern Europe. That is part of the power of the online learning environment. A second benefit is the staff at Norwich. One of the instructors was in the field overseeing the construction of a cell tower in Kyrgyzstan. Another was a full-time engineering professor at a major university in California. All the others were working professionals. Ph.D.'s,... Read More


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