Norwich University Among the Top Military-Friendly Colleges

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For the sixth year, Norwich has been named one of the most military-friendly schools in the U.S.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
“I can’t speak highly enough about my decision to attend Norwich University,” said Steve Gonzalez, Norwich Class of 2016, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Master Chief. “The interaction with staff during the application process set the tone for my wonderful experience. The academic advisors ensured that I was set up for success as I completed the degree requirements. A majority of the faculty are prior military and understand the demands that military life can place upon a student, especially in Special Operations as I pursued my dream of completing my college education.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, forstudent veterans.
“Norwich is dedicated to not only educating the next generation of leaders in the military and in the private sector, but also enabling those who have served previously or are currently serving the military to be successful Norwich University students,” said Norwich University President Richard Schneider. “At Norwich we help prepare them for the next part of their lives, where they will become the leaders that America needs for tomorrow.”
Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, has a rich legacy of innovative education and developing military leaders. To assist veteran students in maximizing their education, Norwich offers numerous resources for undergraduate and graduate students, such as counseling services, ROTC programs, tuition assistance programs, career placement assistance, networking events, and dedicated faculty and staff that have military experience. Additionally, Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs enable military students to receive transfer credits for their military training and education, and a dedicated scholarship is available for active duty students in our online master’s programs.
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
Norwich University will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in various Victory Media publications, including the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse magazines, and on