University of Rochester

UR Ranked Among Top Schools in the Nation for Veterans

April 22, 2010

The University of Rochester was recently ranked 4th on's 30 Best Private Universities for Veterans.

According to its website, the Hub ranked schools based on the amount of tuition assistance provided to veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program and also takes into account a school's U.S. News & World Report ranking.

The University of Rochester participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which went into effect on August 1, 2009 as a part of the newly revised GI Bill. The program provides financial support for Post-9/11 veterans.

The University created the Rochester Pledge Scholarship to meet the requirements of the program, guaranteeing full tuition and mandatory fees support for qualified veterans attending the College and the Eastman School of Music undergraduate studies program.

The scholarship is named in recognition of University alumnus Francis Bellamy, who in 1892 wrote the original Pledge of Allegiance. The University's contribution, combined with benefits under the revised GI Bill, guarantees full tuition for veterans with 36 or more months' service. Veterans with fewer than the 36 months of service needed for the full scholarship will be eligible for Pledge scholarships pro-rated based on their length of service. The GI Bill Hub serves a resource for veterans and their families who are looking to pursue higher education. For the complete list of rankings, visit