Student veterans seek more resources after MSU veterans’ resource rankings vary widely



By Rachel Beard

“When I first got here, I was kind of lost,” Riley said of his experience as a veteran on campus. “I didn’t even know about any veterans groups or anything like that.”

Though MSU varies widely on different rankings, some student veterans don’t think MSU is where it needs to be.

This year, the US News and World Report University rankings revealed something surprising: MSU tied for 50th in the ranking for best colleges for veterans with Texas Christian University and the University of Iowa. his comes about two months after MSU was awarded a gold status for a veteran-friendly campus by the Michigan Veterans’ Affairs Agency, or MVAA. MSU achieved all of the seven criteria required by the MVAA to receive a gold status.

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