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Consistently ranked among the top private school for veterans, we offer a blend of innovative educational and entrepreneurial programs to accelerate your personal and professional growth.

Join Our Proud Community of Veteran Scholars

One of the top reasons military-connected students choose Syracuse University is our academic breadth. With more than 200 majors and 100 minors across our schools and colleges, including online programs, you can personalize your path to success in a community that honors your service and respects your experiences.

Begin Your Orange Journey

At Syracuse University, we prepare veteran and military-connected students like you to make immediate impact on your career and for your communities.

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Stats and Facts

# 23

Best Overall Colleges for Veterans (Military Times)
# 4

Best Private Colleges for Veterans (Military Times)
550 +

Student veteran and military-connected VA education benefits certified each semester.
100 %

Undergraduate Student Veteran Job Placement for 6+ Years

An Experience Designed for Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Below are resources for application and degree options for veteran and military-connected students.

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Graduate Degree Programs

Continue your academic journey with one of our graduate programs. Full time, part time, online or hybrid graduate opportunities allow you to pursue your future on your terms.

Learn about graduate programs

Because of the amount of support that the University provides, it really facilitated an easy transition from the active-duty military into an advanced education.

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Using Your Benefits

Syracuse University is a Yellow Ribbon school and participates in all veterans’ education programs. There is currently no limit on the number of students eligible to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefit at Syracuse University.

Most 100% Yellow Ribbon-eligible veterans can complete their education at Syracuse without any out-of-pocket costs for tuition or fees. If you do not have enough remaining eligibility to complete your degree or need additional grant options for your dependents, Syracuse has financial aid available to help you.

Veterans eligible for the 100% Yellow Ribbon Program or Veteran Readiness and Employment Benefits also receive an annual $3,000 grant from Syracuse University to apply toward on-campus housing.

Additional Resources

Veteran and Military Requirements

If you are currently serving (active duty, National Guard or Reserve), or if you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, please see the requirements for veteran and military-connected students.

Meet With a Representative

Our representatives are here for you. Learn from our veteran and military-specific admissions representatives who travel to events, bases and community colleges throughout the country to meet with prospective students like you.

Notable Veteran Alumni

Syracuse University military and veteran alumni exemplify our past, present and future by speaking to the longstanding commitment and educational opportunities for veterans.

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Research Excellence

With curiosity, creativity and purpose, we strive to go to the edge of possibility, and then keep going. Not always knowing the path ahead—but trusting it will take us forward.

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Resources for Veteran and Military-Connected Students

Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) is home to the Office of Veteran Success (OVS). The OVS serves to support and enhance the student experience.

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Also of Interest

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University provides educational pathways for nearly every passion and ambition.


Learn at a top-tier research institution where you can pursue your passions, develop your skills and realize your ambitions.

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