Northwestern University Veteran Services & Resources
Is Northwestern 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. We've assembled this Northwestern University veteran's report to help you in your research. 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: Northwestern University G.I. Bill Information
Info in This Veterans Report on Northwestern:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does Northwestern Rank for Veterans?
To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.
Northwestern University was ranked #918 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #32 in our Best for Vets in Illinois ranking.
In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Northwestern fared in those rankings.
|Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||757|
|Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||681|
|Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||513|
You can also see how specific majors at Northwestern fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.
How Many Veterans Go to Northwestern?
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 1 G.I. Bill® students at Northwestern. The school has a total enrollment of 22,603 students. This means that around 0.00% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. 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 Northwestern
Northwestern University participates in the following federal programs for vets.
What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.
Northwestern University does have a student veterans group.
Does Northwestern Give Credit for Military Training?
Unfortunately, Northwestern does not offer credit for military training.
Northwestern Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
Complaints to the VA About Northwestern
There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
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