Syracuse University

Syracuse University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Syracuse University a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Syracuse University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Syracuse University G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Syracuse:

How Does Syracuse Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

Syracuse University was ranked #36 on the 2022 version of this list. This puts Syracuse in the top 5% of the 2,459 schools on this list for providing vets with an excellent educational experience. The school also ranked #3 in our Best for Vets in New York ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how Syracuse did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 30
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 39
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 89

You can also see how specific majors at Syracuse fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Human Sciences Business Services Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Illustration Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Physics Education Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Radio & Television Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Journalism Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Commercial & Advertising Art Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Consumer Merch&ising/Retailing Management Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Ethics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Syracuse?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 385 G.I. Bill® students at Syracuse. Since the total enrollment at the school is 21,322, approximately 1.81% of the students at Syracuse are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Syracuse

Syracuse University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Willingness to accommodate a full-time VA employee.
Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits.
Community and on-campus outreach.
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Spouse and Dependents Support
Survivors and Dependents Assistance.
Communication with student veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefits.

Syracuse University does have a student veterans group.

Does Syracuse Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
Syracuse might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Check with the school for more details.

Syracuse might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

Syracuse Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Syracuse does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Syracuse

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

References

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