University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 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 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 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: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities GI Bill® Information

Info in This Veterans Report on UMN Twin Cities:

How Does UMN Twin Cities Rank for Veterans?

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This could be due to a number of reasons, including insufficent data.

How Many Veterans Go to UMN Twin Cities?

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 752 GI Bill® students at UMN Twin Cities. The school has a total enrollment of 52,017 students. This means that around 1.45% 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.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill®, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and 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 UMN Twin Cities

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys 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)
Benefits Support
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.
Counseling Support
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.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities does have a student veterans group.

Does UMN Twin Cities Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
UMN Twin Cities may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

If you have specialized military training, UMN Twin Cities may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

UMN Twin Cities Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
UMN Twin Cities does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About UMN Twin Cities

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

Notes and References

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.

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