PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it was chosen among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans. Scoring high in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other areas of academic quality, SJC had a tie ranking of 15th place in the north out of 234 colleges and universities across the country.
“As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I wanted to find people I could relate to and a place where I would fit in,” said Richard Laureano, criminal justice major and president of SJC’s Armed Forces Club. “The resources that SJC offers helped make my transition into civilian life a lot less challenging. The faculty and staff are very understanding and I have met many other veteran students and have become highly involved on campus.”
The inaugural list was created to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, by providing data and information on colleges and universities that offer federal benefits to veterans and active service members. SJC is an active participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, offering veteran students financial support, a monthly housing allowance and an annual stipend for books and school supplies.
“It is an honor to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best colleges for veterans,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean and military adviser on SJC’s Long Island Campus. “By providing additional resources and support, we feel privileged to assist in their transitions from military to civilian life. With their leadership, work ethic and life experiences, our veteran students enhance our college community.”
For more information about the services that SJC provides to veteran students, contact Shannon O’Neill at 631.687.2678 or visit www.sjcny.edu/military.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.