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2021 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United States

775 Colleges
108,627 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,816 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Psychology Schools for Vets

Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesGeneral Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 3rd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 108,627 bachelor's degrees were awarded to students with this major.

For this year's Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 775 colleges that offer a bachelor's in psychology. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality general psychology programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the general psychology program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Psychology Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best General Psychology Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly General Psychology Schools

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Our rankings recognize Walden University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

Our most recent data shows that 2,657 of the 50,360 students enrolled at Walden University were GI Bill® students, of which 1,791 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,191. In addition to receiving other benefits, 17 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Walden University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general psychology schools. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 37,171 students enrolled at Capella University, 2,741 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 2,001 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,027. On top of their other funding sources, 12 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMCP also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. To help with additional expenses, 7 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population. GMU excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Among the 37,316 students enrolled at GMU, 2,265 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,599 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,143. To help with additional expenses, 44 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize Georgetown University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. Georgetown also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States rankings.

Among the 19,204 students enrolled at Georgetown, 870 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,728. In addition to receiving other benefits, 254 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Southern New Hampshire University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, SNHU supports 104,068 students, and 10,271 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 8,328 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,316. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. SNHU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Boston College has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Boston College supports 14,720 students, and 164 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 130 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,987. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. Boston U did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Of the 34,657 students enrolled at Boston U, 438 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,944. In addition to receiving other benefits, 48 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#9

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of U also did well on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 33,023 students enrolled at U of U, 988 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 723 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,580. On top of their other funding sources, 39 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#10

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx. Fordham U also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Among the 16,515 students enrolled at Fordham U, 401 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 341 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $18,889. In addition to receiving other benefits, 159 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, ASU - Tempe is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Among the 51,585 students enrolled at ASU - Tempe, 7,047 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 6,145 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,977. On top of their other funding sources, 156 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#12

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Florida State also did well on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Florida State supports 41,005 students, and 986 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 582 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,897. During this same period, 20 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Florida State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#13

National University

La Jolla, CA

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to National University. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 4,555 of the 16,930 students enrolled at National University were GI Bill® students, of which 4,032 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,141. During this same period, 19 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the #14 school in this year's rankings. UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public school located in the city of Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Among the 30,011 students enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill, 641 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 419 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,668. To help with additional expenses, 18 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#15

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general psychology schools. Located in the midsize suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a large student population. Binghamton University excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Among the 17,768 students enrolled at Binghamton University, 104 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,647. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa. USF Tampa excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 2,349 of the 43,846 students enrolled at USF Tampa were GI Bill® students, of which 1,482 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,646. During this same period, 14 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Florida International University landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general psychology schools. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population. FIU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Among the 57,942 students enrolled at FIU, 1,099 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 646 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,649. FIU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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American Public University System earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 17,648 of the 46,088 students enrolled at American Military University were GI Bill® students, of which 15,614 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $3,733. On top of their other funding sources, 10 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#19

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. Arizona excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Of the 44,097 students enrolled at Arizona, 1,914 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,561 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,490. To help with additional expenses, 37 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - University College as the #20 school in this year's rankings. University of Maryland - University College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

Of the 60,603 students enrolled at University of Maryland - University College, 13,366 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 12,647 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,330. On top of their other funding sources, 3361 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. University of Maryland - University College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#21

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose. San Jose State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

Of the 35,400 students enrolled at San Jose State, 658 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 403 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,381. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Rutgers University - New Brunswick as the #22 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Among the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. To help with additional expenses, 4 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton earned the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State Hazleton is a small public school located in the suburb of Hazleton. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Penn State Hazleton is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Penn State Hazleton supports 676 students, and 28 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 20 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,306. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMass Amherst is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UMass Amherst supports 30,593 students, and 460 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 300 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,069. During this same period, 17 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the large city of Madison. Wisconsin excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Psychology in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,489. During this same period, 21 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#27

Duke University

Durham, NC
#32

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#34

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#41

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#45

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#48

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#49

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 775 different United States general psychology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
52 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
53 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
54 Brandman University Irvine, CA
55 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
56 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
57 Kean University Union, NJ
58 University of Houston Houston, TX
59 Towson University Towson, MD
60 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
61 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
62 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
63 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
64 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
65 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
66 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
67 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
68 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
69 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
70 Iowa State University Ames, IA
71 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
72 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
73 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
74 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
75 Providence College Providence, RI
76 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
77 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
78 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
79 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
80 CUNY Queens College Queens, NY
81 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
82 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
83 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
84 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
85 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
86 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
87 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
88 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
89 New York University New York, NY
90 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
91 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
92 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
93 American University Washington, DC
94 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
95 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
96 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
97 Bowie State University Bowie, MD
98 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
99 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
100 Salem State University Salem, MA
101 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
102 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
103 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
104 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
105 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
106 University at Albany Albany, NY
107 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
108 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
109 Utah State University Logan, UT
110 Portland State University Portland, OR
111 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
112 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
113 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
114 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
115 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
116 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
117 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
118 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
119 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
120 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
121 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
122 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
123 University of North Texas Denton, TX
124 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
125 Coppin State University Baltimore, MD
126 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
127 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
128 Rice University Houston, TX
129 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
130 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
131 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
132 Radford University Radford, VA
133 Columbia College Columbia, MO
134 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
135 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
136 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
137 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
138 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
139 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
140 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
141 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
142 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
143 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
144 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
145 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
146 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
147 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
148 Illinois State University Normal, IL
149 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
150 SUNY Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY
151 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
152 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
153 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
154 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
155 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total 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)

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to BruceBlaus.

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