Military Times magazine selected Lewis University as the top private college and university in Illinois that is on its 2017 national rankings list, Best for Vets.
The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey of veteran and military student services as well as ratings of academic achievement. The Military Times’ Best for Vets distinction recognizes Lewis University for its commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America's veterans, service members and families.
Lewis University was evaluated as a university that demonstrates the factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.
“When a veteran steps onto campus, he or she is welcomed and supported through many services,” stated Roman Ortega, Jr., director of Lewis University Veterans Affairs and Recruitment, and ROTC Administrative Director.
Comprehensive support is provided by the Lewis University Office of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment, which mentors and advises students as they navigate college. Lewis University is a partner in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which allows qualified Post-9/11 veterans to enroll in more than 100 approved education programs at Lewis University, tuition free. Incoming veteran students are encouraged to participate in the Veteran Introduction to the College Experience course. The group of veterans meet weekly to discuss issues surrounding their transition from military to civilian life and any struggles associated with their experience on campus. An active chapter of the Student Veterans of America keeps Lewis University students engaged in the community and provides support in networking, academics and other professional opportunities.
For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, go to: www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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