The Ivy League and Veterans

Columbia Vets, Columbia Veterans, Veterans at Columbia

Columbia University has the most veterans enrolled of any Ivy League college.

The United States House of Representatives recently passed “The Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act” with a unanimous 424-0 vote that followed on the heels of the Senate’s passage of the act. Veterans who had recently matriculated to colleges across the nation were worried that “G.I. Bill 2.0” would put a cap on tuition offered to veterans enrolling in colleges and graduate schools at $17,500, according to the “Columbia Spectator’s” article on veteran tuition. They no longer have to worry about this as they will now have full financial aid and stipends. We at Ivy Coach applaud this unanimous vote.

The Ivy League and veterans are intimately tied. Columbia University has the biggest veteran population in the Ivy League, according to the “Columbia Spectator.” And former Dartmouth president James Wright, a former marine himself, has been a national leader in promoting a liberal arts education for military veterans. Aided by Wright’s remarkable efforts, Dartmouth is extremely welcoming to our nation’s veterans.

Check out our blog on military veterans and college admissions. And if you’re a veteran, contact us today for our pro bono college admissions assistance!


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