Hargrave, Norwich University Form Enrollment Agreement
Press Release for December 10, 2012
Hargrave Military Academy and Norwich University of Northfield, Vermont have formed an Enrollment Agreement to the benefit of both institutions and their students. The agreement sets performance standards for Hargrave graduates wishing to pursue higher education with Norwich. For Hargrave Cadets, it provides a clear path to success for achieving college acceptance with Norwich University. For Norwich, it provides the university a potential pool of qualified students/Cadets.
“We are thrilled to see this Agreement come to fruition. It’s the result of a year’s worth of collaboration between our two institutions. The partnership between Hargrave and Norwich provides a tremendous opportunity for Hargrave’s Cadets,” said BG Don Broome (USA, Ret.), Hargrave’s President. “Both institutions have leadership and character development models that track very closely, which would enable a current Hargrave seventh grader to experience a consistent exposure to leadership training, character development and excellent academics until graduation from his senior year at Norwich. This is a great opportunity for our Cadets.”
Known as America’s oldest private military college, Norwich University boasts both a college military program with a Corps of Cadets and civilian student body. The University offers five colleges, 30 bachelor’s degrees, nine master's degrees, two certificates, a bachelor's degree completion program, plus a teacher licensure program and four ROTC programs. Over $50 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study is available. In athletics, Norwich supports an NCAA Division III program featuring 20 varsity sports, a variety of club sports and unlimited intramural sports opportunities. Norwich is one of the Nation’s six Senior Military Colleges—as designated by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The enrollment agreement with Norwich is a part of a strong Hargrave tradition of working with higher education. Hargrave has a more than a one hundred year history of educational excellence. It maintains accreditation with AdvancED (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1919), the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Virginia Council of Private Education. Hargrave has been an approved United States Naval Academy preparatory school since 1972 placing approximately one hundred successful postgraduate Foundation Cadets during that period. Their commissioning rate after attending Hargrave is 88%. As of 2012, Hargrave has also earned designation as a United States Military Academy (USMA) Scholar-Leader civil prep program. Hargrave has long been a civil prep program for the USMA's Athlete Candidates.