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Norwich University Program Review

Norwich University is dedicated to creating a group of both young and adult learners who embody the values of honor and integrity, who are dedicated to learning, embrace creativity and can think and work as a team. The school wants to create an environment in which diverse opinions are respected and where self-discipline and personal responsibility are stressed. As a military-focused school, Norwich also encourages service to the nation and to the community before the self.

The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich by military educator and former superintendent of West Point, Captain Alden B. Partridge who believed in the "American System of Education," which he took to mean a combination of liberal arts curriculum with instruction in civil engineering and military science. The school is located in Northfield, Vermont, and is home to civilian students as well as a Corps of Cadets.

Norwich is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as the founding place of the ROTC, or the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. It also has the distinction of being the first military academy to admit women on equal footing as men as well as adopting a policy of non-discrimination to those of different sexual orientations. This commitment to diversity as well as a long military history makes Norwich unique among many other higher education institutions.

Nowich University has built a cutting-edge online degree program that allows students to study with the university regardless of location or other personal commitments. Students will talk with others in discussion groups, and work with a faculty member who will guide and mentor student progress. Students will also have access to extensive resources including a library, tech support and a research staff to assist with projects. Currently, the school online has online degree programs at the graduate level. These programs allow students to remotely major in fields like Civil Engineering, Education and Justice Administration.