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U.S. News Ranks UVM Among Top 10 Best National Universities for Veterans

In a list by U.S. News ranking the best colleges and universities for veterans, UVM places 10th among 52 top national universities that offer benefits to men and women returning from service. The university’s career center, which can help veterans translate their military experience to a civilian resume, and the Veterans Collaboration Organization, a peer support group, were cited as key advantages for this population.

In order to be considered for this inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans list, schools had to have been ranked in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges, as well as meet the following criteria:

• Membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium 

• Certification for the GI Bill

• Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program

According to U.S. News, all 234 schools ranked on the new list (including national liberal arts colleges, as well as regional colleges and universities) scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality.