Montclair State University Named “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs

September 21, 2011--G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Montclair State University the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“We are pleased to receive this distinctive designation for the third year in a row,” said Denise Rodak, coordinator of Veteran and Military Resources at Montclair State University.   “Montclair State is committed to providing veterans and service members with a holistic, educational experience that includes academic, social, and wellness programs.”

Montclair State provides current and prospective military students with key programs such as a new student orientation program, a credited, college-level Academic Success Seminar, and a Stress Relief Through the Creative Arts workshop to assist with their transition to higher education.

The 1,518 colleges, universities, and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience.  These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/advisory-board/.

Montclair State University
Montclair State offers the advantages of a large university -- a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body -- combined with a small college's attention to students. 

Media Contact:
Diane Reed--973-655-4334 or reeddi@mail.montclair.edu