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.
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