Fairfield University #1 in Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities North
The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings recognizes Fairfield University as #1 in Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities North.
Fairfield is among the top-ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. Schools reported on their benefits for veterans as part of U.S. News' annual statistical survey of undergraduate schools during spring and summer 2016. U.S. News’ Best Colleges for Veterans rankings provide military veterans and active-duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that help make college more affordable.
These rankings only include numerically ranked schools in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings that meet the following criteria:
- The institution is certified for the GI Bill.
- The institution participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program or is a public school that charges in-state tuition to all out-of-state veterans.
- The institution is in the top half of its U.S. News ranking category and had 20 or more students who used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance their tuition and fees during 2015-2016.
U.S. News ranked qualifying schools numerically and in descending order based on their 2017 Best Colleges ranks.
In addition to recognition as #1 Best College for Veterans, Regional Universities North, the 2017 U.S. News’ Best Colleges report ranked Fairfield University #2 among Regional Universities North and recognized Fairfield’s Service Learning programs among Best “Academic Programs to Look For.” Fairfield shares the Service Learning distinction with 27 colleges and universities nationwide including Brown University, Cornell University, Duke University, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame and University of Pennsylvania.
Veterans Commemoration Ceremony
The Fairfield University community will gather on Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. for a Veterans Commemoration Ceremony that will take place at the flagpole near Donnarumma Hall and Bellarmine Hall.
Officers from the Fairfield Police Department will raise an American flag that was given to the University by Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Biggs of the U.S. Air Force in appreciation for the education his daughter, Taylor Biggs ’16 received at Fairfield University under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. The flag has flown over Iraq and Afghanistan during combat missions.
Lynn Babington, PhD, RN, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rev. Thomas M. Simisky, S.J., President, Fairfield College Preparatory School, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Dean, Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies and Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., will preside. Fairfield’s a cappella group, the Bensonians will sing the national anthem.
The road from Bellarmine Pond to Canisius Hall, upper lot will be temporarily closed during the ceremony.