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    Institutional Control or Affiliation:
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  • Military schools are categorized as: Federal Service Academies, Maritime Academies, or Senior Military Colleges.
    Military College Type:
    Senior Military College
  • A classification that reflects the time span of a school's programs.
    Level of Institution:
    4 Year College
  • Website: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) (vmi.edu)
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Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Overview
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Institution Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Institutional Control or Affiliation
This reflects whether a school is a public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit institution.
Public
Military College Type
Military schools are categorized as: Federal Service Academies, Maritime Academies, or Senior Military Colleges.
Senior Military College
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Calendar System
Determined by the length of each quarter, semester, or trimester of a school.
Semester
Location Lexington, Virginia
Institutional Category
Describes whether the college grants degrees, and if so, the primary level of degrees offered.
Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Level of Institution
A classification that reflects the time span of a school's programs.
4 Year College
Sector of Institution
A categorization of a given institution, based on control--private or public, not-for-profit or for profit--and length of instruction.
Public, 4-year or above
Website Virginia Military Institute (VMI) (vmi.edu)

Military Program

Affiliated Military Branches
The military branches most closely associated with the school.
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Military Clubs and Organizations
Indicates which specific military organizations are supported by the college, including: ROTC, MMR and CSPI.
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Military Enrollment
The number of students that are either enlisted in the Armed Forces, Military Reserves, or the university's Corps of Cadets.
1,428
Military Enrollment Percentage
The percentage of undergraduate students enrolled in either the Armed Forces, Military Reserves, or the university's Corps of Cadets (or other cadet/midshipmen regiment).
89%

Military Admissions

Congressional Nomination Required
All federal service academies, excluding the Coast Guard Academy, require their applicants to acquire a congressional nomination for consideration.
No
Medical Exam Required
Most military programs require their applicants to submit the results of a medical exam or physical.
Yes
Physical Fitness Test Requirements
These are the required events in the school's physical fitness test for their military program.
Pull-ups
Sit-ups
1.5 mile run
(Not tested until after admission)
Admission Restrictions
Some additional restrictions may apply to those seeking admission to a military program.
16-22 years old
Unmarried
N

Students

Institution Size Category
Institution size as determined by total students enrollment.
1,000-4,900
Total Undergraduate Students
Total undergraduate enrollment.
1,605
Total Enrolled Students
An aggregate measure of the student body, including all graduate and under-graduate, full-time and part-time students.
1,605
Enrolled Percent Part-time 0%
Enrolled Percent Full-time 100%
Enrolled Percent Women 10%
Enrolled Percent Men 90%

Ethnic Diversity

Enrollment Percent White 83%
Enrollment Percent Asian 5%
Enrollment Percent Black 5%
Enrollment Percent Hispanic 4%
Enrollment Percent American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Enrollment Percent International 2%

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Admission Scores and Standards

Selectivity

Total number of applications received by a university.
Applicants Total
The total applicants extended an offer of admission.
Offered Admissions
The number of students offered admission divided by the total number of applicants.
Acceptance Rate
Open Admissions
No
Men Acceptance Percent 46%
Women Acceptance Percent 46%

SAT Scores

Percent Students Submitting SAT Scores
The SAT is a standardized test scored out of 2400 and includes three sections, each worth 800 points: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing.
Average SAT Score
This represents a score higher than 25% of all first-year students on the math portion of the SAT.
SAT Math 25th %
Average SAT Math
This represents a score higher than 75% of all first-year students on the math portion of the SAT.
SAT Math 75th %
This represents a score higher than 25% of all first-year students on the verbal portion of the SAT.
SAT Critical Reading 25th %
Average SAT Critical Reading
This represents a score higher than 75% of all first-year students on the verbal portion of the SAT.
SAT Critical Reading 75th %
SAT Writing 25th %
Average SAT Writing
SAT Writing 75th %

ACT Scores

Percent of Students Submitting ACT Scores
The ACT includes four sections (and an optional writing test): English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Each section is scored on a scale of 1 (worst) to 36 (best). The composite score is an average of the four sections.
Average ACT Score
The ACT measures educational development and readiness to pursue college-level coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, and social studies. This score marks the 25th percentile for all incoming students' ACT scores. This means that the score is higher than 25% of all first-year students at the institution.
ACT Composite 25th %
The ACT measures educational development and readiness to pursue college-level coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, and social studies. This score marks the 75th percentile for all incoming students' scores. This means the score is higher than 75% of all first-year students at the instituion.
ACT Composite 75th %
ACT English 25th %
ACT English 75th %
ACT Math 25th %
ACT Math 75th %

General Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Completion of College-prepatory Program Required
Letters of Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Required
Undergraduate Application Fee $40

Athletics

Member of National Athletic Association Yes
Member of NCAA Yes
Member of NAIA No
Member of NCCAA No
Member of NJCAA No
Member of NSCAA No
Member of Some Other Athletic Association No
NCAA/NAIA Baseball Conference Big South Conference
NCAA/NAIA Basketball Conference Big South Conference
NCAA/NAIA Cross Country/Track Conference Big South Conference
NCAA/NAIA Football Conference Big South Conference

Cost and Aid

Tuition

In-State Tuition (2009-2010)
The cost for a full-time, undergraduate freshman student who resides in the same state as the university.
$11,190
Out-of-State Tuition (2009-2010)
The cost for a full-time, undergraduate freshman student who does not reside in the same state as the university.
$28,738
Expenses On Campus Room and Board $7,733

Financial Aid

Military Basic Pay During Enrollment
US military monthly basic pay for a cadet or midshipman at an academy is equal to 35% of a commissioned officer (pay grade O-1) with less than two years of service. In 2011, this amounted to $974/month and it can be expected to increase yearly as active rates increase.
No
Financial Aid Percent (Any Aid)
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid.
84%
Federal Grant Aid Percent
Percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who received federal grants (grants/educational assistance funds).
18%
Average Amount of Federal Grant Aid
Average amount of federal grants (grants/educational assistance funds) received by full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate undergraduate students.
$4,636
Institutional Grant Aid Percent
Percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who received institutional grants (scholarships/fellowships).
61%
Average Amount of Institutional Grant Aid
Average amount of institutional grants (scholarships/fellowships) received by full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
$10,542
State or Local Grant Aid Percent
Percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who received state/local grants (grants/scholarships/waivers).
12%
Average Amount of State or Local Grant Aid
Student Financial Aid and Student Counts - Financial Aid Average amount of state/local grants (grants/scholarships/waivers) received by full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
$6,466
Average Amount of Student Loan Aid
Average amount of student loans received by full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
$8,392
Percent of Students Received Student Loan
Number of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who received student loans.
52%

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Degrees and Programs

Available Degrees
Applied Mathematics, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Science
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mechanical Engineering
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Uncategorized
Highest Degree Offered Bachelors
Highest Level of Offering
Some schools only offer undergraduate degrees, others have graduate programs that may award Master or Doctorate degrees. This field indicates the highest degree available at the particular school.
Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate Offering
Whether the institution offers undergraduate degrees or certificates, including associate's and bachelor's degrees.
Undergraduate degree or certificate offering
Degree-granting Status
Degree-granting institutions offer an associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctor's or a first-professional degree. Nondegree-granting offers certificates or other formal awards.
Degree-granting
Graduate Offering
Whether the institution offers graduate degrees or certificates, including Master's, Doctor's, Post-Baccalaureate, and Post-Master's.
No graduate offering
Associate's Degree No
Bachelor's Degree Yes
Institution Grants a Medical Degree? No
Academic Programs?
Instructional program within a particular undergraduate or graduate level degree track.
Yes
Continuing Professional Programs? No

School Contact and Location

Contact Information

Address VMI Parade
Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone (540) 464-7207
Website Virginia Military Institute (VMI) (vmi.edu)

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US News 2012 Rank 71 out of 194
Forbes Ranking 2012 115 out of 650
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