Virginia Military Institute (VMI)

Lexington, VA

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Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute Student Essentials

Virginia Military Institute Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Keydets
Nickname: VMI
Website: www.vmi.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $13,760
Out-of-State Tuition: $33,811
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 1,736
Year Established: 1839

About VMI

At Virginia Military Institute (VMI), cadets may earn a high quality undergraduate education in a military setting that fosters the highest levels of physical and intellectual discipline.

Located in Lexington, Virginia, VMI gives its cadets a comprehensive military experience as they live in barracks, eat in a mess hall and undergo rigorous physical training.

Academics at VMI include programs in engineering, the arts and sciences. Since VMI upholds the highest standards, nearly 100% of the faculty hold doctorates in their field.

In addition to mandatory ROTC training, which is offered for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, a cadet band, a formalized cadet government and military, religious and even a few performing arts clubs are part of the student life at VMI as well, with excellence a cornerstone of even the most recreational of activities.

Admission to VMI is competitive and financial aid is offered to students who have a financial need and demonstrate exceptional academic, physical and professional performance.

VMI Map & Location

Virginia Military Institute
VMI Parade
Lexington, VA 24450


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Getting Around VMI

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lexington, VA

Winter
Dec
49
25
Jan
46
22
Feb
50
23
Spring
Mar
59
30
Apr
69
39
May
76
49
Summer
Jun
84
59
Jul
87
63
Aug
86
62
Fall
Sep
79
54
Oct
70
42
Nov
60
32

VMI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,736
Freshman Class 501
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,736

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 4%
African American 6%
Caucasian 83%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 10%
Men 90%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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