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AUM recognized as a Top 10 ‘Military Friendly’ school

For the sixth consecutive year, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) has been designated a Top 10 “Military Friendly School” by Viqtory Media.

According to a Viqtory Media survey, AUM earned a No. 9 ranking in the “Small Public Schools” category for 2023-2024.

Located in Montgomery near Maxwell Air Force Base, AUM serves more than 800 military-affiliated students, including spouses and dependents.

“Auburn University at Montgomery offers a strong support network and resources to serve our active duty military students, veterans and their family members,” said AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton. “We have created an academic environment for this special student population that not only ensures we meet their needs but provides them with unique experiences while at our institution.”

The annual recognition from Viqtory is the longest-running and most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military veteran and military-affiliated students.

Viqtory Media’s “Military Friendly Schools survey” is offered to more 8,800 schools nationwide, holding each school to a higher standard than in previous years in their assessment. Schools are assessed on their ability to meet the minimum thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans, according to the survey.

Schools are also evaluated in areas such as culture and commitment, military student support services, and admissions and orientation.

AUM Resources for Student Veterans

AUM offers the Military and Family Scholarship for current military personnel and their dependents. Scholarship recipients save 15 percent on undergraduate tuition and 35 percent on graduate school tuition. The university also offers two-, three- and four-year Army ROTC Campus-Based Scholarships, the Guaranteed Reserve Forces (GRFD) Scholarship and the Green to Gold Scholarship.

In 2022, AUM earned “Gold Status” in the Military Friendly Schools survey, the highest level among Alabama’s small universities.

Perhaps the most important resource AUM offers student veterans and their family members is the Veteran & Military Resource Center. Located at the heart of the AUM campus in the Taylor Center, the office offers study space and dedicated staff who can help military-affiliated students navigate unique needs pertaining to benefits and support services available to them.

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