Manhattan College Recognized as a Best for Vets College by Military Times

Manhattan College’s Student Veterans Organization continues to be widely praised.

Student veterans laughingManhattan College is one of 297 higher education institutions included in Military Times' Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 list.

Each year, Military Times sends its survey to colleges and universities across the nation asking about their programs for veterans. The survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs, and turned into an official ranking. Manhattan College ranked 11th among 42 institutions in the northeast.

Earlier this year, Manhattan College was also one of 52 colleges and universities nationwide to earn gold-level status from Military Friendly. 

Manhattan College’s Veterans Success Programs facilitate the successful transition from military to civilian and academic life as well as the successful transition from academic life to post-collegiate life. The program achieves this through connecting veterans with stress reduction techniques, student veteran peer bonding, academic support, and career preparation. 

Manhattan College’s Student Veterans Organization also recently earned the Irving Ladimer Community Service award, presented by the local Bronx Community Board 8 (CB8).

The CB8 Parks & Recreation Committee and Special Committee on Veterans Services nominated Manhattan College’s Student Veterans Organization for beautifying and cleaning Van Cortlandt Park's Memorial Grove and other green spaces, participating in the American Red Cross Blood Drive, organizing an annual Toys for Tots collection drive, and for organizing events that help those in need.

By Pete McHugh