Menlo College Ranked 6th in 2016 US News & World Report Best Colleges for Veterans

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Menlo College as being a great academic choice for Veterans

Evan Morsey, a veteran and student at Menlo College

"I wanted to go to a college that stands out from other schools. I didn't want to go to a college just to get some degree. I wanted a future after my military service."

Menlo College was recognized as one of the 2016 US News & World Report Best Colleges for Veterans. Menlo College is ranked sixth in the top-ranked schools in the Regional College West rankings.

In order to be eligible for consideration by the US News & World Report, Menlo College had to have been certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The commitment Menlo College has for our country’s veterans was greatly assisted by the bequest of Warren Leslie Baker ’51, a resource manager with electric utility Exelon. When Baker passed away in 2013, he left over $100,000 for an endowed scholarship fund for veterans of the U.S. Military who attend Menlo College.

Evan Morsey is a veteran attending Menlo College. “I chose Menlo College for several reasons,” explained Morsey. “Most importantly, I wanted to go to a college that stands out from other schools. I didn't want to go to a college just to get some degree. I wanted a future after my military service. Menlo has always been on the top of my list.

Morsey added: “Within only a year of attending the school, I knew the majority of the student body and was able to work with everyone very easily. I not only feel connected to students, but I feel like I am part of something. Every single person I've met has given me some kind of new insight on life. You get to connect with people from all over the world. Menlo College makes it really easy for students to get involved. I don't have anything but praise for Menlo College.”

Jeremiah Dinsmore, also a veteran at Menlo College, said “I knew I wanted a business degree. The friendliness of the staff, the close student community, and the compact size of the campus make me feel at home at Menlo. The faculty offer their personal time for one-on-one tutoring, and the rest of the staff is available with absolutely no wait time. Having attended an overcrowded community college this was amazing to me. I would recommend Menlo to any vet. For myself, I am definitely thankful for the experience.”

Menlo College has participated in the Veteran Affairs’ (BA) Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program since the 2010-11 academic year. In addition to the program entitlement, students may be eligible to receive additional funding with a combination of the VA and institutional aid. Menlo College students also receive VA education benefits through the Chapter 35 Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program. For a more comprehensive explanation of benefits, visit

About Menlo College
Menlo College was established in 1927 in Atherton, California as a small, private school that focuses on business education with a strong liberal arts emphasis. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley midway between San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo has been named among the "Best Colleges in the West" by The Princeton Review seven years running and a U.S. News "Best Regional College" for the last five years.

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