At Ivy Coach, we have a long and proud tradition of helping select veterans of our nation’s military earn admission to the highly selective colleges of their dreams. And we’ve long been outspoken about which highly selective colleges we believe to be supporters of the military and which highly selective colleges we believe could aim to do better (although, frankly, every college in America could do more to help our veterans). In that spirit, “VICE NEWS” has released a ranking of the 100 most militarized universities in America and we thought we’d cherry-pick the selective or highly selective colleges from their ranking to highlight for our readers.
George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, American University, University of Southern California, Villanova University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Boston University, University of Texas at Austin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Duke University, Michigan University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and New York University are our cherry-picks from that list.
“VICE NEWS” believes Harvard, Penn, Duke, Stanford, Cornell, and MIT to be among America’s most militarized universities.
And if you’re curious how “VICE NEWS” arrived at this ranking, here is their methodology: “The 100 schools named in these rankings produce the greatest number of students who are employed by the Intelligence Community (IC), have the closest relationships with the national security state, and profit the most from American war-waging. These rankings rely on a unique dataset of more than 90,000 people who have worked in and around the US Intelligence Community since 9/11.”
So surely smaller universities that are very military friendly are at a disadvantage in terms of “VICE NEWS'” ranking. The fact of the matter is that a smaller school isn’t going to have as many students — much less as many students joining our intelligence community — as compared to a big school like the University of Michigan.