Norwich University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.31 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 17 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 3,870 (2,856 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 7% part-time, 93% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $19,675
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2007

It was a great school and I learned a lot. The faculty and staff were helpful and understanding.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

Studying at Norwich was both challenging and enjoyable. I gained skills and knowledge that have driven my career forward since I completed by degree. I proudly recommend Norwich to anyone looking to further their education.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

It's a great military school. very proud tradition. well known in the military.
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

It was a challenging program with the best professors.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Great curriculum and well worth my time. It broadened my horizons and pushed me to think critically.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is excellent! The online graduate program is very well organized and worth the price. The staff really works closely with you to make sure that you are taken care of.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

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, PE's, and SE's. All had substantial engineering experience. The next advantage is the mixture of professionals you will interact with in your class's cohort. You will start with a group and go through all your courses together. This creates some camaraderie and makes the process more enjoyable. Among my fellow students were structural engineers designing bridges, undersea platforms, water systems in Africa. Some ran businesses. One was a PMP professional for a large international firm. Experienced, working professors matter when the conversation is covering the latest design theory and calculations. In the classroom, the diversity of input from a wide range of engineers was more than edifying, it was exciting. Of course, the important things undergrad engineering leaves out are covered. Using code books to determine design loads is one such skill. Connections in reinforced concrete, complex wood splices, and the several failure methods of steel connections in tension are a few of the other skills required in structural engineering. Part way through the program, Norwich leveled up on the online platform. They moved from "angel" to Moodle. Angel was a good platform. But, Moodle was worth the extra work. I think you'll like it. Something Norwich did which made life a little easier was this: They shipped textbooks to us students. Do not worry if you have the correct edition, or all the software attached, Norwich works directly with Fawcett books. Fawcett mails the books to your door. Yes, I received mine in Eastern Europe, no problems. Having the books early helped me get a jump start on each course. Between each class, there is a two-week break. I used that break to work through the early chapters. That way, I had a basis on which to build the new knowledge. The workload is respectable. I set some goals for each class, and the instructors helped me reach them. So, be prepared to earn your degree. If you have never done online classes, also called "asynchronous learning," it is easy to see the advantages. If you have a mandatory meeting, it doesn't matter. Take the meeting. When you arrive back home, you can upload your assignment then. The hours are variable, just not optional. One of the previous reviewers noted that Norwich should utilize video to provide some of the lecture material. One thing you will notice during your coursework: NU proactively mines the student body for information on industry trends. That is one reason why the course content is so relevant to today's engineers. And, there are both video and downloadable PDF lecture materials. Watch all the videos at least twice. Print out the PDF lecture notes or load them onto an iPad. Go to a cafe and do your reading. One caveat of online learning is that social portals are just one click away. Another aspect NU seems to have responded to is the Capstone process. Yes, it was a lot of work. I respected it and all their warnings, "It is more work than you think. Be sure to investigate the available data before you choose a project." The process forced each of us in the program to perform parts of the Capstone project during the last courses. Personally, I chose something that really challenged me to learn dynamics and building serviceability to an entirely new echelon... a few levels higher than I functioned before the program. The best part for me was receiving my degree. The second best part was graduation week. Meeting your classmates, presenting your capstone project, attending lectures you'd normally pay to hear, and some really delicious chow (food, for you civilians) were all part of it. Oh, and do NOT skip the Dog River Run. It was an experience that still makes me smile.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I have gotten a well rounded experience at Norwich University.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Online school so I'm able to do it while I'm working. Flexability.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Strong focus on professional aspects of the graduate program (what are distinguished professionals in the field doing today). Well facilitated. Sometimes seems like there is a little too much busy work.
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