Elmira College Receives National Recognition

October 21 2013
Category: Admissions

USNews & World Report announced its 2014 “America's Best Colleges” rankings and Elmira College was ranked ninth in its category, “Best Regional College - North” classification. Elmira College has ranked in the top tier of its classification for the past eighteen years. Among the criteria used to rank colleges, Elmira College ranks first in percentage of alumni giving in its category.

Great College, Great Value

The College also was recognized in a special section of the edition, on “Great Colleges, Great Prices,” where Elmira was ranked fifth in its classification. This listing determines which colleges offer the best value in relationship to the college’s academic quality. (The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.) Only colleges in the top-half of their categories were considered, on the premise that the most significant values are among colleges that are above average academically.

Top College for Veterans

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Elmira College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Elmira College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Yellow Ribbon College

Elmira College is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers scholarships for veterans who qualify for assistance under the provision of the Post–9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33 benefits) to cover unmet need for tuition and fees at the College.

Tuition and fees are covered by the Veterans Administration and Elmira College for eligible veterans. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (607) 735-1728.

For more about the benefits that are available at Elmira College, click to http://www.elmira.edu/admissions-aid/Tuition_Aid/Scholarships_and_Aid/Yellow_Ribbon.html