This spring, 24 new undergraduate student veterans are enrolled on-campus full time. This makes more than 1,000 other veteran and military-connected students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Syracuse University’s veteran and military-connected enrollment on campus has grown over 500% since Chancellor Kent Syverud took his post in 2014.
“We have been able to enjoy continued student veteran growth on campus thanks to a tremendous ‘One University’ team effort and commitment by so many but most importantly to our veteran admissions advisors, who work so hard with our transitioning service members and their families. Syracuse University as a community is truly committed to being the ‘best place for veterans’ and for our military-connected population,” says Ron Novack, executive director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at Syracuse University (OVMA).
Recently ranked the #1 private school for veterans by Military Times, Syracuse is also one of only 15 Pat Tillman Foundation University Partners. In its third year as a partner institution, Syracuse was selected for its innovative veteran services, strong culture of support for military veterans and spouses, and its rigorous academic programs. The Tillman Scholars program, which funds education for student veterans and spouses of veterans, will be accepting applications Feb. 1-28, 2019.