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Virginia Military Institute
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  • 4 Year
  • LEXINGTON, VA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade D minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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VMI is a highly rated public college located in Lexington, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,698 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the VMI acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include International Relations, Civil Engineering, and Economics. Graduating 79% of students, VMI alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,400.

About

VMI PARADE
LEXINGTON, VA 24450
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

Virginia Military Institute Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

VMI Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1090-1270
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,428 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,807 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 16 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 14 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,698 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Motivated
    58%
  • Just trying to make it
    25%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Extraordinary
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 18 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • No Ordinary Life
    73%
  • Academic
    9%
  • Brothers through blood, sweat, and tears
    9%
  • You can always push past your limits
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 11 responses

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