US Military Veterans

Yale welcomes applications from veterans. Most veterans interested in Yale’s undergraduate program submit applications to the Eli Whitney Students Program for nontraditional students. A Yale education is very affordable for veterans as Yale is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, a provision of the 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance act. Yale has also partnered with Service to School’s Vetlink program which supports veterans in their college search process. In addition, Yale participates in the Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program.

Approximately 1/3 of current Eli Whitney students have served in the U.S. military. Links to in-depth profiles of two veterans, Ryan Pearson and Robert Henderson, can be found below. Examples of other veterans at Yale College include a former USAF cryptologic linguist; USMC Corporal; Navy Journalist; and Army Ranger. Most of these veterans took college classes while on active duty and/or pursued full-time college study at community colleges after being discharged.

Resources for Yale veterans:

Of particular interest to veterans: