Best Colleges for Veterans

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Best Colleges for Veterans Methodology

These 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.

Rank School
#1 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

#2 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

#2 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#4 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

#5 Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

#6 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

#7 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

#7 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Miami University—​Oxford

Oxford, OH

#10 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

#11 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

#12 Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

#12 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

#12 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

#15 North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

#15 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

#15 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#15 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

#15 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

#15 University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

#21 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

#22 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#23 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

#24 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

#24 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

#24 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

#27 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

#28 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

#29 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

#29 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

#29 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

#29 St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

#33 Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

#33 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

#35 Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

#35 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

#35 University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

#35 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

#39 Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

#39 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

#41 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

#41 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

#41 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

#44 Pace University

New York, NY

#44 St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

#46 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

#46 Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

#48 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

#48 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

#48 Widener University

Chester, PA

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