Virginia Military Institute

319 Letcher Ave, Lexington, United States
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Overview of Virginia Military Institute

About this school

Virginia Military Institute, founded in 1839, is a public institution for men. Its 134-acre campus is located in Lexington, 55 miles northeast of Roanoke.
  • Website


    www.vmi.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,722
    • Men:1,516 (88.0%)
    • Women:206 (12.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Virginia Military Institute is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
Not used if submitted
May 1
ACT Only
Not used if submitted
May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
319 Letcher Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lexington, VA  24450
Phone
(540) 464-7211
Fax
(540) 464-7746
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Statement of good standing from prior institution recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 1,718 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 273 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 1,445 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
478 (52%) of 913 admitted students enrolled
Women
58 (43%) of 135 admitted students enrolled
Men
420 (54%) of 778 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.67
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $18,214|Out-of-state: $43,902
  • Room & Board: - $9,236 (74.56806071370903%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (8.073631519457452%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,150 (17.358307766833523%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Virginia Military Institute accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003753
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
369 (85.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
281 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
275 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (31.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$23,915
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 248 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,124
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 234 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,762
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 115 (41.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (3.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,811

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,145 (66.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
906 (79.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
899 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
355 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$24,778
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 685 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,449
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 765 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,113
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 472 (52.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
52 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,284

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,367
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


136

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
520,150

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Virginia Military Institute provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


74.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (14)


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


6,998

Nearest Metropolitan Area


134 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Buena Vista
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Charlottesville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


100% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Kangaroos
School Colors
Red, white, and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Virginia Military Institute offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, newman club, officers christian fellowship, strength and fitness organizations, promaji, pre-law society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,722

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,722
Women
206
Men
1,516

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.3% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.0% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 6 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources