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Virginia Military Institute Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,713 Students

53% Admitted

  • 1,722 full time
  • N/A part time
  • 1,518 men full time
  • 195 women full time
  • 1,949 applied
  • 978 admitted
  • 500 enrolled

1,722 Undergraduates

$9,284 Tuition/Year

  • $9,284 in state
  • $10,034 fees
  • $9,482 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Kangaroo
School Colors: Red, Yellow and White
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Afton from Powhatan, VA
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  • vmi is a very tough, yet rewarding place to study. it is unlike any other college, you must be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough. as long as you have the…

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  • A student
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  • The Virginia Military Institute is not for the thinned skin, but definitely a great place. The academics are top notch and the brotherhood lasts longer than a life time.…

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  • from Maine
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  • Regimented college offering some of the best education south of the Mason-Dixon line. Known as the West Point of the South. if you go here you know you will build…

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  • Me from Virginia
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  • This school is personally rigorous and demanding with leadership training and regular physical challenges. There is a deep camaraderie among class for getting through it together. This school is for people who…

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Mission Statement

The Virginia Military Institute believes that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated and honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American Democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, the Virginia Military Institute shall provide qualified young men and women an undergratuate education of the highest quality - embracing engineering, science, and the arts - conducted in, and facilitated by, the unique VMI system of military discipline.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • from Austin, TX
  • I am a current student here

    It depends on the type of person. I feel at home here, but the first year is a bump that many find hard to get over. Its going to be a rough first year; but after you get used to the schedules, you'll come to love it.

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  • Kimberley from Newland, NC
  • I am a current student here

    This is a difficult time for anyone going through the Ratline, but in the end it is worth all of the hard work and sacrifice.

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