The Niagara University Purple Eagle Battalion consistently ranks in the top 10% of all Army ROTC programs in the nation. Additionally, over each of the last 4 years, the percentage of seniors selected for active duty service has exceeded 80%, far above the national average of 51%. When you think of ROTC programs, we continue to be a perennial powerhouse. Making ROTC part of your college curriculum is a smart choice. Army ROTC is a unique college elective that enhances your degree with leadership training and experience that no other college course can offer. Students can enroll in Army ROTC and receive academic credit toward their degree without incurring any military obligation for the first two years.
For those students who choose to pursue a military career in either the active army or reserve component, scholarships are available. Freshmen and Sophomores in the Niagara University ROTC program take one 3 credit hour course during the year. Juniors and Seniors take a 3 credit hour course each semester during the year. Any student at Niagara can take the first two Military Science courses WITHOUT any obligation to participate. Contracted cadets must attend all training to honor their scholarship agreement.