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Why Choose Belmont?

Military & Veterans

A Top School for Vets

Belmont University is known for being a top school for Veterans. We are proud to have among our current student population almost 350 veteran, active duty and military-affiliated students who are earning degrees.

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2023

military-times.jpgBelmont University is ranked a Best for Vets College by Military Times


2024–25 Gold Military Friendly® School


Ranked as a Military Friendly® School for ten consecutive years, Belmont University received a Gold designation in 2024-2025. Belmont was  recognized for culture and commitment, graduation and career, and military support and retention. 

State of Tennessee Veteran Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus 

tn-vets-campus.jpgDesignated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) as a VETS Campus, Belmont was recognized as a higher education institution that prioritizes resources for veterans' successful transition from military service to enrolling in college.

Yellow Ribbon Benefits

Belmont is committed to extend Yellow Ribbon Program funds to eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Bruin Vets Center: Your Home at Belmont

The Bruin Vets Center is a designated space for camaraderie, friendship and is a place to connect with others who have worn the uniform. Coffee is free and always hot. It's a quiet place to study, a stop off between classes, a meeting place for Bruin Vets, and a center where veteran-specific programming is held.

Support & Camaraderie

We understand the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. Our Veteran Success Team is here to make your transition to college life seamless and worry free. Whether it’s benefit coordination, academic resources, transitioning to campus life, or career readiness, we work together to help you achieve your goals.

Bruin Vets, our chapter of Student Veterans of America exists to connect veteran students with the Belmont community and empower them to use their unique military experience to benefit others through proactive student-to-student mentorship, leadership, service and off- campus outreach opportunities.



Veteran Stories

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Have Questions?

Our Veterans Success Team is here to help veterans and service members who are prospective and current students. 

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