Norwich University among nation's top military-friendly colleges

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For the fifth year, Norwich University 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.

"Norwich provides a fine-tuned combination of military and civilian perspectives. For those of us with a military background, it provides the perfect bridge between leading in the military and leading in the civilian world,” said Christopher Albrycht ’14, a retired Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army Reserve. “The entire process, from applying to financial aid to registering for classes, runs like a well-oiled machine. There was nothing distracting me as I went through the program. Everything that was done here enabled me to learn and achieve."

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title, awarded by veteran-owned publisher Victory Media, by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories. Categories included military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. Data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

“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.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and a Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

Norwich University will be showcased along with other 2016 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 MilitaryFriendly.com.