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- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeB-
VMI is a highly rated public college located in Lexington, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,685 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the VMI acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include International Relations, Civil Engineering, and Economics. Graduating 78% of students, VMI alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,400.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Big South Conference
Virginia Military Institute Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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Virginia Military Institute Reviews
You learn things that you cannot learn from books like discipline, honor, and integrity and uphold higher standards than any student at another school. Yes, it is very very strict, but you will be more prepared than any other person that did not attend. FANTASTIC Alumni connection as well! 100% sets you up for the future.
I like how close we are with one another at the school. It is definitely a unique experience from other universities and colleges. Everyone at the school lives on post in barracks and we have two formations a day. I enjoy the climate of the enjoy and believe that most teachers care about students and want us to do well in life and succeed in what we put our mind and hearts into. It is difficult at times, but they do not give us anything that we cannot handle. The only concerns that arise is the tension between athletes and non athletes, but it is an understandable situation considering that athletes have to travel with their team to compete and miss military duty for those competitions and practice. Overall, I would not want to be anywhere else because in the end it is worth the time and hard work that you put in. I have also made some of my closest friends here that I can count on whenever needed.
The Virginia Military Institute is a military college who's goal is to create better men and women who will hopefully go on to commission in the military. It is a very demanding school, essentially consuming most of the time out of your day to learn military bearing and tradition, taking your college courses, and becoming exceptionally fit in order to make the prerequisites to become an officer. "No ordinary college, no ordinary life". So far I love VMI, and only being here five months I've acquired skills that will stay with me for the rest of my life.