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Virginia Military Institute

School Profile

  • Virginia Military InstitutePublic Four-year Liberal Arts College/Military College in Lexington, VA
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,428
First-year Undergraduate Students: 392
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,428

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $11,190
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $28,738

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 572
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 230


Member: NCAA
Team name: Keydets


  • Ranked #71 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #154 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #21 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #4 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #53 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #13 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

VMI Office of Admissions
319 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, VA 24450-9967
(540) 464-7211
(800) 767-4207
Fax: (540) 464-7746
Contact: Vernon Beitzel
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 56%
Early decision acceptance rate 69%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 53%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 1,666
Female applicants 191
Male applicants 1,475
Applicants accepted 940
Female applicants accepted 116
Male applicants accepted 824
Freshman enrollment 469
Female freshman enrollment 55
Male freshman enrollment 414
Early decision applicants 346
Early decision applicants accepted 238
Early decision applicants enrolled 197
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 42%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 269
Students accepting place on wait list 103
Students accepted from wait list 10

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 68%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 84%
SAT Critical Reading average score 571
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 510-610
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 576
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-620
SAT Writing average score 535
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 490-580
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 44%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-27
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-27

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