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June 11, 2020

Southwestern Earns Bronze Award in 2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools List

We proudly announce that Southwestern Law School has once again made the Military Friendly® School List! Southwestern was designated a Bronze Award Military Friendly Graduate School for 2020-2021 by VIQTORY. VIQTORY is the leader in connecting the military community to civilian employment and educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs and Military Friendly listings.

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list recognizes the top colleges, universities, community colleges, trade schools, and graduate schools nationwide that go above and beyond to support America's military students.  Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. 

Southwestern was one of the selected 632 schools out of more than 1,000 institutions surveyed in the United States to earn the coveted "Military Friendly" designation. It is also one of only three graduate schools in California to receive the Bronze Award distinction. Military Friendly schools with Bronze distinction are schools that scored within 30% of the 10th best school in their category. The award recognizes these institutions for their exceptional military/veteran programs. 

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Southwestern exceeded the benchmark standards to be designated Military Friendly in ALL the following categories:


  • Academic Policies & Compliance
  • Admissions & Orientation
  • Culture & Commitment
  • Financial Aid & Loan Repayment
  • Graduation & Career 
  • Military Student Support & Retention

*See chart below  

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Earning the Bronze Award designation demonstrates Southwestern's commitment to ensuring the success of our military and veteran students in the classroom and after graduation. To learn more about Southwestern's commitment to veteran students, visit our Military Veteran Students page here

See Southwestern in the full 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list in the May 2020 issue of G.I. Jobs magazine