Donna Potter
Executive Secretary

P:  (540) 464-7234
F:  (540) 464-7005

Virginia Military Institute
345 Scott Shipp Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

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Major Field Test in Business

For the second year in a row, the graduating first class economics and business majors scored in the top 5% of all schools taking the Educational Testing Service’s Major Field Test—Business. Scores in this range have not been seen since 1993, the first year the test was given for assessment purposes. The 15 year record of achievement is a tribute to the dedication of the faculty and the students of the department.

 When the Class of 1993 took the test, only 147 schools were in the comparison pool. In 2007, there were 553 schools in the pool. The table below shows the remarkable results our students have achieved. While the competition has gotten keener, VMI cadets have been able to compete with the best of them. 

Year

Number of Schools

Number of Students

VMI Rank (percentile)

Number of cadets in top 10%

1993

147

8,319

95%

9 out of 39

2006

513

109,982

95%

7 out of 33

2007

553

143,349

95%

8 out of 51