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UNI selected as GI friendly campus for third year

September 17, 2012

Leslie Williams, UNI dean of students, 319-273-2332,

Jennifer Suchan, Office of the Registrar, 319-273-2278,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013, an honor placing the university in the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

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.

"We are enthusiastic about the initiatives on campus to support our military and veteran students," said Leslie Williams, UNI dean of students. "To be recognized as an institution that embraces military students and works to ensure their success is significant. We all benefit from the experiences these students bring to our campuses."

Now in its fourth year, the list was compiled through research in which G.I. Jobs polled more than 12,000 schools nationwide. The methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee consisting of educators and administrators.

"As interest in education grows, we're thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.

The full list of Military Friendly Schools can be found at