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Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

319 Letcher Ave

Lexington, VA 24450-2148

https://www.vmi.edu/

Admission Office

VMI Office of Admissions

319 Letcher Avenue

Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 464-7211

Fax : (540) 464-7746

admissions@vmi.edu

Contact : Vernon Beitzel

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Public

liberal arts college

military college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5858

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : February 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 80.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,698

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 447

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 80.0%

Average financial aid package : $28,137.00

In-State Tuition : $19,410.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $47,420.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Mandatory ROTC classes and optional commissioning in the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marines.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Nov 1

Regular application due: Feb 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : May 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Mar 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Feb 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 80.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 29.0%
Engineering : 26.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 8.0%
History : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Physical Sciences : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

ROTC, Navy

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Dorms

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : historical museums, research library, observatory, particle accelerator, corps physical training facility

Geographic Location : 46 miles from Lynchburg, 55 miles from Roanoke.

Small Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,698

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 447

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,698

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 8.0%

White : 77.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Student-run honor system integral part of institution.

Student Newspaper : The Cadet

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Keydets

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rifle

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : pistol team, martial arts, mountain biking


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,515

Admitted : 902

Enrolled : 482

Somewhat selective 60.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 390

Admitted early admission : 267

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 151

Number accepting place : 54

Accepted from list : 18



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Geographical Residence

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Admission is based on secondary school record, class rank, standardized test scores, character, and personal qualities. Interview, extracurricular activities, state residency, minority status, and volunteer work are also important factors in the decision process.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 10.0%

Top Quarter : 39.0%

Top Half : 78.0%

Bottom Half : 22.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 22.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 17.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 13.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 45.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 36.0%

500 - 599 : 52.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 9.0%

24 - 29 : 51.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 53.0%

18 - 23 : 35.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 40.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: VMI awards semester-hour credit to all cadets earning a score of 5 (high honors) or 4 (honors) or 3 on the Advanced Placement Examination, or a grade of 4 or higher on International Baccalaureate courses. All credits are evaluated by the appropriate department heads and awarded only with their approval.

High school Coursework

High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

Social Studies

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

3

4

Foreign Language

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 93.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 33.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 630

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

550 - 640

ACT Composite

21 - 28


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

ERH-215 & ERH-216

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MA-123

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MA-123 & MA-124

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

3

MA-123

All

Chemistry

3

4

CH-137 & CH-117

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHI-101 & CHI-102

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ERH-101 & ERH-102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ERH-101 & ERH-102

All

European History

3

3

HI-104

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FR-101 & FR-102

All

5

12

FR-101, FR-102, FR-201 & FR-202

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GR-101 & GR-102

All

5

12

Gr-101, GR-102, GR-201 & GR-202

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

EC 202

All

Microeconomics

3

3

EC 201

All

Physics 1

3

4

PY-120 & PY-115

All

Physics 2

3

4

PY-121 & PY-116

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PY-161 & PY-156

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PY-160 & PY-155

All

Psychology

3

3

PS-201

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SP-101 & SP-102

All

5

12

SP-101, SP-102, SP-201 & SP-202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SP-101 & SP-102

All

Statistics

3

3

MA-106

All

United States History

3

6

HI-205 & HI-206

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HI-103 & HI-104

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 70.0%

% of loans / jobs : 30.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 67.0%

% Judged to have need : 80.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 44.0%

% of need met : 80.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $28,137.00

Avg non need-based aid : $7,140.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $15,231.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,146.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,893.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : David Sigler

Financial aid office phone : (540) 464-7208

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Institute Scholarship: up to $25,000; 10-12 awarded; based on superior academic performance, demonstrated character and leadership, extracurricular activities, 3.7 GPA, 1250 SAT (exclusive of Writing) or 27 ACT, rank in top 5% of class.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Leadership

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Navy : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$19,410.00

$19,410.00

$19,410.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$47,420.00

$47,420.00

$47,420.00

Room and board:

$10,060.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,500.00

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$400.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$32,370.00

$20,410.00

$20,410.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$60,380.00

$48,420.00

$48,420.00

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Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Football

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Rifle

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Water Polo

Available

Wrestling

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 135

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 118

Transfers admitted percentage: 40.0%

Transfers admitted: 48

Transfers enrolled percentage: 27.0%

Transfers enrolled: 33

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Must be unmarried, between ages of 16 and 22, and meet all freshman requirements. College work very important.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $47,420.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,060.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: $1,500.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students