Quick Facts

VMI founded 1839 building print from 1857 Casimir Bohn


VMI founded as the first state-supported military college in the U.S.

VMI cadet enrollment cadets marching in parade

Nearly 1600

cadets at VMI from 46 states and territories, in addition to the District of Columbia and eight foreign countries.

VMI cadets performing STEMH experiment


of degrees awarded are in Science, Tech, Engineering, Math, and Health

VMI cadets and faculty working together

10 to 1

student to faculty ratio

VMI cadets from diverse backgrounds standing at attention

1 in 4

cadets represent diverse and international backgrounds

VMI female cadets showing rings at family weekend sporting event

1 in 8

members of the Corps of Cadets are women

VMI Athletics Keydets mascot Moe the Kangaroo


VMI Keydets have 18 intercollegiate sports teams, with 30% of the Corps of Cadets participating in NCAA athletics.

VMI cadets in the aviation club fly in a plane over post, reviewing a map.


and other extracurricular activities exist in academics as well as athletics and other interests

VMI cadets leading parade march


leadership and civic engagement opportunities

VMI cadets pulling rope in rat olympics


of cadets receive some form of scholarships and/or financial aid

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