Redlands #1 for Veterans
University of Redlands ranked #1 in U.S. News Best Colleges for Veterans list
UR tops Best Regional-West rankings list for service to veterans and active duty military
REDLANDS, Nov. 13, 2013 – The University of Redlands is the top western regional University for veterans according to U.S. News rankings released this week. U.S. News produced the inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans rankings to provide military veterans with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits to veterans and active service members that can help them pursue a college education.
The news comes during National Veterans Awareness Week, as the University of Redlands community engages in a week-long series of events designed to celebrate its long heritage of support for veterans, and provide recognition for the contributions of the University’s veterans, military and their families.
The University of Redlands has in place a support system for members of the military and veterans who enroll at any of the University’s locations. This support system includes a VA Specialist Certifying Official, a Director of Military Outreach, a dedicated Admissions Counselor, a membership in a Student Veteran Organization and recognition at Commencement. Approximately 16% of the University of Redlands graduating class of 2013 were veterans. This included graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and School of Education.
The universities included in this ranking are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees. There are 234 ranked schools across 10 separate ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West.)
The U.S. News rankings only include numerically ranked schools in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges that meet each of the following criteria:
- An institution member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium
- An institution certified for the GI Bill
- An institution participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program