Veterans of the US military can be found in every School at MIT, and in both the graduate and undergraduate student bodies. According to self-reported data, we have about 200 US veterans at any time, predominantly as graduate students. A number of children and dependents of veterans also live and study here.
Our veterans are represented by both enlisted and officers, and by men and women (we do not currently have data on non-binary individuals). MIT veterans hail from US military branches including, but not limited to, the US Air Force; the US Navy, including the US Marine Corps; the US Army; and the US Coast Guard. We also have veterans among our international students, who have served in the military in their home countries.
The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is a student organization committed to improving the experience of MIT student veterans by building a community for student veterans to connect, organize, and advocate. The SVA welcomes active duty, reserve, national guard, retired, veterans, international, and dependents from all branches of service.
Hear from some MIT student veterans in this video: