The 21st century will one day be a history of challenges met and overcome, of hard-fought struggles, of remarkable achievements. Today, however, it is a blank slate, waiting for the key personalities of the century to make their mark.

Perhaps the most influential personages of the century are just entering college now. Perhaps they are not yet born.

During the course of this century, we will reach the 200th anniversary of the founding of VMI. Old and rich in tradition, the Institute stands at this exciting moment ready as it has always been to prepare young men and women to meet the challenges of their times. VMI’s legacy is a long line of educated, honorable, and steadfast leaders – a line that will continue far into the future.

We invite you to learn more about America’s oldest state-supported military college and how we are retooling it to meet the needs of the 21st century. Learn about our nationally recognized academics, the many athletic opportunities, and the military environment that makes VMI such a special place. Learn about the military and civilian careers that are open to our graduates. 

The more you learn, the more you may be able to imagine yourself attending what we consider to be the nation's most challenging college experience.

J.H. Binford Peay III ‘62
General, U.S. Army (Retired)