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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
VMI is a highly rated public college located in Lexington, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,722 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the VMI acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Economics, Civil Engineering, and International Relations. Graduating 77% of students, VMI alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,400.
About Virginia Military Institute...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
319 Letcher Ave
Lexington, VA 24450
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1100-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,085/ 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
$14,434/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B
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
1,722Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    58%
  • Just trying to make it
    25%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Extraordinary
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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
Report
  • 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
77%
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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This school should be rated on the of the best schools in the United States. It is extremely difficult to make it through, but the lessons and opportunities that you have here are one hundred percent worth it. The best part about the school is that it is so small. It is a close knit community even including the faculty. There is room for persona one on one with teachers and the biggest class I have ever been in was 25. The food is by far not the best, but they do offer health conscious options and options for people with specific eating conrestraints.
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VMI offers an experience unlike any other. While the school is challenging both mentally and physically, the rewards are worth the long nights staying up to study and early mornings waking up to workout. VMI gives students many opportunities to become leaders and teaches young men and women the importance of teamwork and a strong work-ethic.
Attending the Virginia Military Institute is a difficult, but rewarding journey. You will have to deal with a system that pushes you down, while instilling you with the fortitude to get back up. While this school produces officers, the alumni association will give any VMI alumni a job on the spot. This is what separates this school from others. Given that the alumni run this school, they will make sure the graduates will be taken care of in the future.