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About Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute is a public, state school that was founded in 1839. It is moderately difficult to get into Virginia Military Institute. The institution enrolls around 1,698 students a year, including 1,698 undergrads.

Virginia Military Institute does not offer early action and offers early decision.

Virginia Military Institute Acceptance Rate

Virginia Military Institute admitted 60% of all applicants in 2021. 77% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Virginia Military Institute. Last year, 1,543 students applied to Virginia Military Institute and 924 were admitted.

Virginia Military Institute Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute offers early decision. Virginia Military Institute does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
In-State Tuition $19,210
Out-of-State $47,220

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Virginia Military Institute.

Financial Aid at Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute meets 88% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Virginia Military Institute full-time are awarded $30,162 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute offers housing for up to 1,750 students.

Most Virginia Military Institute students live off campus.

Parades, Parent's Weekend, and and Founder's Day are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Virginia Military Institute.

What GPA Do I Need For Virginia Military Institute?

Virginia Military Institute is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0.

Does Virginia Military Institute Require Test Scores?

Virginia Military Institute has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 87.9% submitted the SAT. 32.2% submitted the ACT.

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Virginia Military Institute Waitlist 2021

In 2021, 105 applicants were waitlisted.

Is Virginia Military Institute a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Virginia Military Institute

About 80% of students who start at Virginia Military Institute come back for their second year of college. Out of the 452 students who started at Virginia Military Institute as first-time freshman, 343 graduate within four years.

Around 85% of students who started at Virginia Military Institute earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Virginia Military Institute Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 94 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $62,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $35,353 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Virginia Military Institute sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Virginia Military Institute a good school for you?

What is Virginia Military Institute's Endowment?

Virginia Military Institute's endowment was valued at $516,878,631 in 2021. The school spends $15,409 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Virginia Military Institute?

Virginia Military Institute is located in the small town setting of Lexington, Virginia.

If you want to see Virginia Military Institute for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Lexington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional.

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College Info

319 Letcher Avenue Lexington, VA 24450

Campus Setting: Small Town

Virginia Military Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Virginia Military Institute is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Virginia Military Institute is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Virginia Military Institute ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

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Virginia Military Institute SAT Scores


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530 - 620


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540 - 640

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Virginia Military Institute Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Virginia Military Institute is like? There are approximately 1,698 students enrolled at Virginia Military Institute. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from VA and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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