Over the past year, UNO has continued making history. Whether it be in the classroom, on the field, right here in Omaha, or across the world - the students, faculty, and staff of UNO have set the bar for what it means to be a successful and engaged metropolitan university.
This story, which highlights the support UNO offers all of our military-affiliated students, is one of 15 that will be published through the month of December to highlight the "Best of 2015" at UNO.
For the second year in a row, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was named the nation's best four-year school for military friendliness by Military Times.
UNO received four-star rankings in key areas including the implementation of the Yellow Ribbon program, staff support, academic support and extracurricular opportunities. Chancellor John Christensen said the day the latest rankings were released was one of the proudest of his career.
Military-affiliated students looking for a business degree should look no further than UNO's College of Business Administration. In March, Military Times named UNO's CBA the nation's best business school in the country for veterans.The rankings compared 75 schools from across the nation, looking at how many students were enrolled in each program and what support they receive in terms of tuition assistance and academic advising. CBA Dean Louis Pol told Military Times that veteran students tend to do very well, because they come to the university with significant experience.
A change to UNO's application process has made it a little easier for military and veteran dependents to apply. In November, the University waived the $45 application fee for those applicants.
UNO’s Office of Military and Veteran Services requested the application change, which will allow the office to better identify and serve UNO’s entire military-affiliated population, including servicemembers’ immediate family members.