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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. So we've gathered facts about University of Michigan - Ann Arbor veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. 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: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on U-M:

How Does U-M Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked University of Michigan - Ann Arbor at #1. So U-M is the top-rated school in the country when it comes to providing veterans with a great educational experience.The school also ranked #1 in our Best for Vets in Michigan ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how U-M did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

You can also see how specific majors at U-M fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Italian Language & Literature Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Statistics Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Classical & Ancient Studies Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans 1
Best General Economics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Spanish Language & Literature Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Middle/Near Eastern & Semitic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, Other Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Classical & Ancient Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to U-M?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 570 G.I. Bill® students at U-M. Since the total enrollment at the school is 47,907, approximately 1.19% of the students at U-M are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at U-M

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 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.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor does have a student veterans group.

Does U-M Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, U-M does not offer college credit for life experience.

U-M might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

U-M Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
U-M does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About U-M

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

References

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