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Applications for admission to VMI for Fall 2024 are now open. All applicant types can utilize the NEW VMI system application as of midnight EST. First-year students will be able to utilize the Common App later today, making it even easier to start the process. Find out how to prepare and what you’ll need to apply

Experience life on post.

Students interested in starting their journey with VMI can now register to attend an open house this fall. Members of the admissions team are also available to connect with those considering applying to VMI.

What sets VMI apart.

VMI inspires and is committed to excellence. Cadets are able to utilize the training offered by a 24/7 military environment and apply a mindset of overcoming adversity towards their academic and athletic goals, and for those who commission, towards exemplary military service.

Start your leadership journey.

The first year at VMI is often a turning point in the lives of those who attend the Institute. With the guidance of cadet leadership, faculty, and staff, every member of the Corps is guided along a path towards developing into successful and honorable future leaders. Connect with Admissions today to learn more!

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We make your education dollars go further! VMI works to help applicants who might not otherwise be able to attend, and awards scholarships or other aid for academic and athletic ability. Prospective cadets may also receive ROTC scholarships and earn other non-VMI awards.

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Speak with those who know the Institute best! Personal interviews provide an opportunity to connect one-on-one with a member of our Admissions Team and learn more about how a VMI education can benefit you. These interviews are available both on Post and digitally.

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Are you ready to train to become a leader and build lifelong connections and friendships with those sharing your journey? VMI’s application process is the same for first time applicants, transfers, and international students. Applications open each year on Aug. 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

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Virginia Military Institute is in historic Lexington, Virginia, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our post consists of 59 buildings on a sprawling 200 acres. A visit can offer prospective applicants an up-close and personal look at life of our distinguished cadets and their daily activities. We encourage you to join one of the daily tours, visit with Admissions, attend an event, or spend a weekend with us at an open house.

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Cannons being fired by cadet battery on VMI post

Daily life at VMI challenges cadets physically, mentally, and academically while instilling character traits built on honor, civility, self-discipline, and lifelong bonds through the “brother rat” spirit. Among our alumni are a Nobel Prize winner, seven Medal of Honor recipients, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and hundreds of leaders and trailblazers in the military, political, and private sectors. VMI’s mission of producing leaders of unimpeachable character and integrity endures.

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We believe that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. High-quality undergraduate academic programs in engineering, science, and the arts prepare cadets for a host of paths after graduation. Military training and the ROTC program carefully and deliberately form future leaders, and our civic engagement programs provide a route to give back to local, national, and global communities.

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VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders