VMI offers a rigorous education that includes a broad undergraduate program with majors in engineering, science, liberal arts, and social sciences. Woven into every curriculum is leadership and character development that benefit graduates for life.

VMI professors are known for their expertise, teaching excellence, mentorship, scholarly engagement, commitment to service, and collaborative work with cadets. With opportunities for undergraduate research, study abroad, honors programs, and service learning, VMI cadets have choice and variety in how to enrich and personalize their education.

Quick Facts

Founded: Founded in 1839 in Lexington, Virginia, as the first state-supported military college in the nation

Corps: About 1,700 cadets, 61% in-state, 11% Female, 89% Male, 45 states, 7 countries

Degree Programs: Undergraduate, liberal arts

Student to Faculty: 11:1

Middle SAT Range: 1110-1270

Tuition: $26,460 in-state / $50,769 out-of-state

Scholarships and Aid: Both merit and need-based aid are available. Aid is typically awarded to more than 83% of students.

Athletics: NCAA Div 1 Athletics, club, and intramural sports

Mascot and Colors: Moe the Kangaroo; red, yellow, and white

Leadership Opportunities: Infinite