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Norwich University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Norwich University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Norwich University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Norwich University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Norwich University?

Norwich University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Norwich University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Norwich University. Norwich University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Norwich University accepted 74% of all applicants, around 3,006 of the 4,053 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Norwich University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Norwich University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Norwich University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Norwich University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Norwich University must submit the following items. Double check with Norwich University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements SAT/ACT scores for Nursing
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Norwich University?

Students admitted to Norwich University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Norwich University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 6.62%
3.50 and 3.74 16.69%
3.25 and 3.49 23.46%
3.00 and 3.24 20.7%
2.50 and 2.9 24.06%
2.00 and 2.49 6.36%

Norwich University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Norwich University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 37% of Norwich University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Norwich University?

To be competitive with other Norwich University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Norwich University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Norwich University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Norwich University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Norwich University?

To be most competitive at Norwich University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Norwich University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Norwich University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Norwich University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Norwich University.

Transfer students can enroll in Norwich University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Norwich University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Norwich University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Norwich University.

Does Norwich University accept transfer credits?

Norwich University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Norwich University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Norwich University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Norwich University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Norwich University?

Norwich University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Norwich University's acceptance rate?

Norwich University's acceptance rate is 74%.

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Norwich University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

74%

How hard is it to get into Norwich University? Norwich University is a somewhat selective institution. The Norwich University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.

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Norwich University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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Norwich University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Norwich University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1220

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Math SAT Range

520 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

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Norwich University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.19

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Norwich University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.19. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,975

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$42,950

Out-of-State

$42,950

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