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Nov 1, 2016 7:30 AM

Opening the Ivy League to an underrepresented bloc: Veterans

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It's not easy to find military veterans in undergraduate programs at most Ivy League schools.

Harvard has only three in its undergrad liberal arts and sciences school. Princeton, just one.

Student veterans from the eight Ivies hope to change those numbers. They have formed the Ivy League Veterans Council to talk about boosting the number of veterans at their schools.

They want admissions, enrollment and recruiting policies to be more receptive, and they want veterans to know the Ivy League is an option. The council met for the third time last month, at Yale University.

Officials at the schools say they're making changes. Princeton says it's reinstituting a transfer admission program, partly to help attract and enroll more veterans, for example.

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