Monmouth University Is Top College for Veterans

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12/10/2013

Monmouth University has been recognized by four organizations as being one of the nation's top colleges for veterans.

Military Times has ranked Monmouth University as one of the nation's top colleges for veterans for the second year in a row. Military Times - the family of publications that includes Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times - announced its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2014" rankings on November 11, 2013. "As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans," said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.

Additionally, Monmouth University is designated as a "Military Friendly School" for 2014 by Victory Media for being among the top 20 percent of all schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veteran as students and ensure their success on campus, as a "2014 Top Military-Friendly University" by Military Advanced Education Magazine and ranked as a "2014 Best College for Veterans" by U.S. News & World Report.

"Monmouth's highly personalized learning experience, including our Veteran Services Office, is key to our military and veteran students' success in college and beyond," said Paul R. Brown, president of Monmouth University. "Monmouth University is proud to be recognized for its commitment."

Monmouth has an Office of Veterans Services that provides certification, orientation, and support through the many adjustments to college life.  The Veterans Association, formed by a group of students and a member of the Student Veterans of America, is very active on campus and promotes understanding and awareness for all veterans attending Monmouth University.

A highlight of Monmouth's military-friendliness is the Military Bridge Program, which allows undergraduate students who do not meet Monmouth's traditional admission requirements to enroll for a transitional semester; students become fully matriculated after earning satisfactory grades. Monmouth is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. In partnership with the Veterans Administration, Monmouth University contributes matching funds to supplement the veterans' educational benefits to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for veterans who choose to attend a private institution.

For more information, contact Monmouth University's Coordinator of Veteran Services Jeff Hood at 732-263-5258 or send e-mail to jhood@monmouth.edu.


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