Virginia Military Institute: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Virginia Military Institute is a small four-year, public school with 1,665 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1839 and is one of the 2 schools located in Lexington, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
14
Bachelor's degree is available at Virginia Military Institute.

VMI implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 14 majors. The most popular concentrations are Economics, Engineering, Political Science, History, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
82%
The student retention rate at Virginia Military Institute is high at 82% (well above Virginia average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Virginia Military Institute is good: 73%. Around 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia Military Institute is pretty good - 12:1. Learn more details about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$33,900
Average tuition prices are very high, about $26,900 a year. The additional fees at VMI beyond tuition are around $7,000; which comes to a total of $33,900 a year.

Read the details about Virginia Military Institute additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
46%
As reported in recent data, 1,996 applications were submitted and 921 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

Virginia Military Institute will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at VMI in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$2,300
Virginia Military Institute provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia Military Institute, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Virginia Military Institute offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,800 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $2,300 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at VMI. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Virginia Military Institute appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia Military Institute Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia Military Institute, VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304, USA
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