Boston University Veteran Services & Resources
Is Boston University a Good School for Veterans?
Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Boston University 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: Boston University GI Bill® Information
What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Boston U:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does Boston U Rank for Veterans?
How Many Veterans Go to Boston U?
An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.
The VA reports that there are 15 GI Bill® students at Boston U. There are 32,718 students enrolled at Boston U. This means that approximately 0.05% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.
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. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.
Federal Veteran Programs at Boston U
Boston University participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|Principles of Excellence||Yes|
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||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|
|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)|
|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.|
|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.|
Boston University does have a student veterans group.
Does Boston U Give Credit for Military Training?
Unfortunately, Boston U does not offer credit for military training.
Boston U Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
- Air Force
Complaints to the VA About Boston U
Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.
Notes and References
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By Cmcnicoll at English Wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.