November 16, 2023 BK LI

BROOKLYN and PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – November 16, 2023 – St. Joseph’s University, New York (SJNY) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked #3 in the Northeast and #31 overall among the annual Military Times’ Best for Vets Colleges list.

“When I came to St. Joseph’s, I was thrilled that we had such active veterans programs on our campuses,” said SJNY President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “The military and veteran service staff work so hard to focus their attention on this important group of students, and these rankings confirm their commitment. I thank all of our military and veteran students for being a part of the St. Joseph’s community.”

The annual list is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans, and is based off of a survey that is sent to colleges and universities across the nation about the programs they offer for veterans. Survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs. This year, 325 schools made the list.

 “We are honored to be recognized once again by the Military Times’ Best for Vets Colleges list,” said Erin D’Eletto, director of military and veteran services at St. Joseph’s University, New York. “We take pride in the programs and services that we offer and how we support students in reaching their individual goals. These rankings are a testament to our commitment to our military and student veterans.”   

St. Joseph's University, New York offers a special tuition rate for service members (active duty, guard and reserve) enrolled for up to 10 credits, and is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. 

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St. Joseph’s University, New York has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the University provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through its Brooklyn, Long Island and online campuses, the University offers degrees in more than 100 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.