Campus Life at U.S. Naval War College and Naval Station Newport
Our historic, 27-acre campus is part of Naval Station Newport, a base that’s also home to 50 military commands, educational institutions, and services. While the focus of your tour at NWC is academics, you’ll also have the chance to participate in social events, student organizations, and intramural athletics. If your spouse is joining you in Newport, they also have access to campus amenities, including a spouses’ club.
Academic Life & Expectations
Your NWC resident academic experience will be demanding—you can expect to put in 50 to 60 hours of work each week, from readings and written assignments to studying for exams. We offer support services to all of our students, including an orientation program and access to a writing center. Our library is open 24/7.
Apply to NWC as a Civilian
Every academic year, selected departments and agencies are invited to nominate civilian applicants in the grades of GS-14/15 or equivalent for admission to the College of Naval Warfare and civilian applicants in the grade of GS-13 or equivalent for admission to the College of Naval Command and Staff. Admission for civilian students nominated to the resident program requires a formal application to the Naval War College.Visit CNWVisit CNCS
Exploring Newport, Rhode Island
While you’re attending NWC, you’ll have time to take a break from coursework to explore Newport and the New England region, from seaports and mansions to festivals and downtown entertainment.