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Total Enrollment
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1690
Transfer-in
34
Average Class Size
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12
Years 1 & 2
11
Years 3 & 4
11

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the oldest state-supported military college in the US. Our coed institution produces leaders and individuals whose daily lives reflect the integrity & fairness that is instilled at the Institute.
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Academics
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College Fit
VMI has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,690 cadets and our campus (Post) size is 200 acres. Students admitted to t...see moreVMI has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,690 cadets and our campus (Post) size is 200 acres. Students admitted to the college are known as military cadets and are required to participate in the Reserve Officers? Training Corps (ROTC). Unlike the federal service academies, Virginia Military Institute cadets are not required to serve in the military upon graduation. Cadets have about 80 academic, professional and social clubs and organizations to choose from upon entering the college.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.
English Language Proficiency
International applicants must provide test scores that show English language proficiency.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$40 non-refundable application fee
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Applicants must submit official high school/college transcripts.
Tests
In addition to official high school/college transcripts, applicants submit their standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT)...see moreIn addition to official high school/college transcripts, applicants submit their standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT). -- [VMI is currently test optional due to the pandemic. Check vmi.edu for updated status.]
Essay
VMI applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a personal statement indicating why you are interested in VMI and how o...see moreVMI applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a personal statement indicating why you are interested in VMI and how our educational system can help you achieve your personal and educational goals.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor,school adminitrator, or other is required.
Interview
An intervew with VMI admissions is encouraged, but not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Feb. 1
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Mar. 1
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Nov. 15
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
Mid-year entry by either freshman or transfer is not possible.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Mar. 1
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Transfer Definition
Transfer students are classified academically the same as entering first-time students (4th Class) until they return for...see moreTransfer students are classified academically the same as entering first-time students (4th Class) until they return for their second year at VMI. At that time they may request reclassification based on the total number of semester hours earned and prevailing academic standards for the upper classes.
College Fit
VMI has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,690 cadets and our campus (Post) size is 200 acres. Students admitted to t...see moreVMI has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,690 cadets and our campus (Post) size is 200 acres. Students admitted to the college are known as military cadets and are required to participate in the Reserve Officers? Training Corps (ROTC). Unlike the federal service academies, Virginia Military Institute cadets are not required to serve in the military upon graduation. Cadets have about 80 academic, professional and social clubs and organizations to choose from upon entering the college.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Preferential treatment with regard to admission is awarded to transfer students from the Virginia Community College Syst...see morePreferential treatment with regard to admission is awarded to transfer students from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) who have completed an associate?s degree.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Any course taught by an accredited institution will be accepted for transfer credit at VMI provided that the VMI departm...see moreAny course taught by an accredited institution will be accepted for transfer credit at VMI provided that the VMI department head certifies that the course meets departmental standards for curricular content and instructional methodology. If the semester hour value of a course taken at another college is greater than that of the VMI course for which it is substituted, only VMI's number of hours will be transferred. If the semester-hour value of a course taken at another college is less than that of VMI, the deficient semester hours will have to be earned in order to reach the total required for graduation.
Course Transfer Criteria
Credit transfer requires a grade of ?C? or better in the course without regard to grades achieved on other courses of th...see moreCredit transfer requires a grade of ?C? or better in the course without regard to grades achieved on other courses of the same sequence or the average grade for the sequence. Credit transfer also requires that content of the course be accepted by the appropriate VMI curricular head toward fulfillment of baccalaureate degree requirements in the curriculum, as a general rule on-line courses are not accepted for transfer credit. Transfer credit guidelines are subject to update yearly.
General Education Programs
VMI reviews each transferred course individually.
English Language Proficiency
International applicants must provide test scores that show English language proficiency.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$40 non-refundable application fee
Application Type(s)
VMI Application, Common App not accepted
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Official transcript of secondary school record required.
Tests
In addition to official transcript of secondary school record, all transfer applicants submit their standardized test sc...see moreIn addition to official transcript of secondary school record, all transfer applicants submit their standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT). -- [VMI is currently test optional due to the pandemic. Check vmi.edu for updated status.]
Essay
A one-page essay is optional for all students.
Letters of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor,school adminitrator, or other is required.
Interview
An intervew with VMI admissions is encouraged, but not required.
Minimum GPA
2.5
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Feb. 1
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Mid-year transfer is not possible
Transfer Financial Aid Date
Mar. 1
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Nov. 15
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
Mid-year transfer is not possible
Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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State Financial Aid Programs
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