Syracuse University may be known for its long snow season, but the university is gaining a reputation for its veteran-friendly graduate and business programs.


The school’s long history with military members began in 1946 when it opened admission to any United States veteran. Today, Syracuse offers graduate programs and scholarships just for military veterans and mil families, including participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program and VetSuccess through the VA.

One of the more popular Syracuse grad programs geared towards transitioning military is the MBA for Veterans at the Whitman School of Management. Whitman is a nationally-ranking business school, and it also offers an accelerated Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities to provide veteran entrepreneurs with the skills they need to not only be successful, but competitive.

Notably, Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers educational and training programs for veterans and their families, a career transition program, and access to benefits and free resources. Its comprehensive offerings in research, education, and career advancement makes it one of the first national organizations of its kind at an American university. TaskAndPurpose even named Syracuse one of its 10 Veteran-Friendly Schools to Consider in 2014.

A few other vet-friendly schools to consider are Texas A&M, Georgetown University, and the University of Connecticut. Let us know if you have participated in or are currently part of a veteran-friendly college program.