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SFU named 2018 Military Friendly School

December 8, 2017 Tags: Alumni , Community Engagement and Outreach , Distinctions , University News

SFU Military Friendly designation 2018 Top 10 Saint Francis University has been designated a 2018 Top 10 Gold Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

Schools with a "Top 10" designation are considered by Victory Media to be "the best of the best" nationwide in embracing military students and dedicating resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

  “Being selected for the 8th straight year as a Gold Military-Friendly School, (this year with a Top 10 designation) is a wonderful celebration of our continued effort to support our military students,” said SFU President Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., PhD. 

He continued, “At Saint Francis University, we challenge our students to become the person each is meant to be—someone who is willing to sacrifice for the greater good. In the case of our military students, that challenge is an integral part of their moral fiber.  Investing in the success of military students and their families is a win-win for the university and our country.”

The university's service-focused mission couples well with their duties as active duty or reservist men and women. SFU also welcomes veterans who have honorably served and  now successfully transition into the classroom where they contribute a great deal of real life experiences with younger students. SFU maintain a strong ROTC program and an active on campus Student Veteran Organization.  The university also serves dependent children and spouses of eligible military personnel. 

Visit the SFU Military Homepage

How is a school designated “Military Friendly”?

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill®  funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country.  Military Friendly® surveys consist of more than 100 questions and cover key areas determined to be important factors in supporting military talent. 

A school or employer can be awarded:


  • Top 10 – the best of the best!
  • Gold – within 20% of 10th-ranked organization.
  • Silver – within 30% of the 10th-ranked organization.
  • Bronze – within 40% of the 10th-ranked organization.
  • Designated – These organizations are deemed Military Friendly® based on results from our survey.


Learn more about the criteria for consideration by visiting

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Its data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others


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