UNI designated as military friendly school for fifth year

September 25, 2014

Julia Heuer, coordinator, Military and Veteran Student Services, 319-273-3040, julia.heuer@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2015, an honor placing the university in the top 20 percent of schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students and ensure their success on campus.

According to G.I. Jobs, the list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that share a priority for recruiting students with military experience. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list include recruitment and retention of military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

Now in its sixth year, the list was compiled through research in which G.I. Jobs polled more than 10,000 schools nationwide. The methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators and administrators from across the country.

The full list of Military Friendly Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com/schools/. For more information about UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services, visit www.uni.edu/military/.