Information for Prospective Cadets

The Virginia Military Institute, a senior military college, located in a state rich with military history, offers cadets an Army ROTC experience like none other. VMI boasts the largest ROTC program in the country. Each year, VMI enrolls approximately 900 cadets in Army ROTC. Additionally, VMI commissions more 2nd Lieutenants than any other senior military college.

VMI is unique in its military requirements. Institute Regulations require that all Cadets complete four years of ROTC training in one of the three ROTC programs: Army, Navy/Marine, or Air Force. The VMI system is designed to prepare qualified Cadets for a military commission upon graduation, but there is no requirement that Cadets seek a commission.