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Virginia Military Institute

173 reviews
  1. Lexington, VA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Virginia Military Institute is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
VMI Parade
Lexington, VA 24450
Website

Virginia Military Institute Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,233/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,129/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,700/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,420/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,892/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,656/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,700Undergrads
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 6 responses
  • Driven
    17%
  • Just trying to make it
    17%
  • Motivated
    67%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.13 responses
Poll
19%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • No Ordinary Life
    100%

After Virginia Military Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses

Reviews

173 reviews
  • Excellent
    34
  • Very Good
    41
  • Average
    63
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    18
The alumni network is simply amazing. There is not a more dedicated alumni base than VMI. We get alumni visits every single day, and VMI alum can be found in every single major industry from teach to business to engineering, and are very good for helping recent graduates establish themselves. Additionally, the heavy military atmosphere of the school offers a number of ROTC scholarships and commissions each year in all branches of service.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
The professors are very easy to get in contact with and have an actual interest in the success of their students. I have never once felt like I couldn't go to a professor for help with something, and even if I couldn't, there are multiple organizations and areas to receive help in all my classes. VMI has excellent major-related and Gen Ed. classes, especially in the STEM fields. That being said, there aren't many elective classes, and there are virtually no art-type classes (art history, music, etc). Classes are all pretty small, with the largest I've seen being about 24 students. Given the school only has about 1,700 students at any given time, this is understandable. Class styles are all pretty similar, with classrooms generally being of the same design across the board, with obvious variations for labs.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
The alumni network is one of the best in the country, and if you want a job after graduating you will get one.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago