Virginia Military Institute: Statistics

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#2418 of 14,131 In the World
#716 of 2,597 In North America
#657 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 63 In Virginia
#2 of 2 In Lexington
#696 of 1,051 For International Relations and Diplomacy

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
60%
Average SAT
1165
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
1,698
Male:Female Ratio
87:13
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
vmi.edu

Virginia Military Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 60% 63% 48%
Applicants 1,543 1,244 299
Admissions 924 779 145
Freshmen enrolled full time 482 426 56

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
407 or 88%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Virginia Military Institute are 1070-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
149 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Virginia Military Institute are 22-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1275 (75%)
Hispanic 142 (8%)
Black or African American 99 (6%)
Asian 83 (5%)
Two or more races 51 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 31 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 9 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,961
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $9,562
Tuition in-state $9,562
Tuition out-of-state $37,572
Fee in-district $9,648
Fee in-state $9,648
Fee out-of-state $9,648

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,751
Combined charge for room and board $10,060
Room charge $3,012
Meal charge $7,048

Virginia Military Institute Majors

Major Bachelor's
Civil Engineering, General 50
Economics, General 50
International Relations and Affairs 48
History, General 41
Psychology, General 39
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 38
Mechanical Engineering 23
Computer Science 20
Applied Mathematics, General 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12
Physics, General 11
English Language and Literature, General 10
Chemistry, General 7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 7
Grand Total 372
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 85% 87% 79%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Publications
845
Citations
13,141

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
244 / 3,083
Engineering
175 / 2,076
Chemistry
120 / 3,006
Computer Science
110 / 1,236
Physics
98 / 1,787
Economics
94 / 1,390
Business
86 / 1,241
Political Science
75 / 709
Environmental Science
68 / 927
Biology
67 / 3,700
Materials Science
67 / 1,511
Psychology
65 / 901
Mathematics
63 / 454
Medicine
48 / 861
Art & Design
40 / 233
Political Economy
37 / 529
Sociology
37 / 168
Ecology
33 / 607
Demography
31 / 394
Botany
31 / 2,188
Inorganic Chemistry
30 / 837
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
29 / 336
History
29 / 1,305
Law
28 / 1,326
Optical Engineering
27 / 83
Social Psychology
26 / 314
Math Teachers
22 / 142
Philosophy
21 / 19
Cyber Security
20 / 48
Classics and Ancient History
17 / 1,274
International Relations and Diplomacy
16 / 88
Development Studies
15 / 767
Geography and Cartography
14 / 42
Zoology
14 / 207
Electronic Engineering
13 / 139
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
12 / 50
Organic Chemistry
12 / 76
Gender Studies
11 / 68
Creative Writing
11 / 105
Public Policy / Administration
11 / 165

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 41
1992 5 55
1993 2 58
1994 11 152
1995 7 60
1996 7 67
1997 7 67
1998 15 110
1999 10 146
2000 16 147
2001 13 161
2002 8 206
2003 13 215
2004 14 292
2005 31 371
2006 21 377
2007 38 427
2008 33 506
2009 46 529
2010 36 682
2011 38 881
2012 48 1098
2013 42 1063
2014 46 1219
2015 59 1253
2016 44 1185
2017 42 1084
2018 60 1118
2019 81 1246
2020 72 1377
2021 66 1414

Virginia Military Institute alumni

  1. George S. Patton

    George S. Patton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1945 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    swimmermilitary officerautobiographer
    Biography

    George Smith Patton Jr. was a general in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the Third United States Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

  2. Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    film actorfilm directorlyricisttelevision producerjournalist
    Biography

    Mel Brooks is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is known as a creator of broad farces and parodies widely considered to be among the best film comedies ever made. He began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart. With Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man. He wrote, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart (1965–1970).

  3. Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1784-1850 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    statesperson
    Biography

    Zachary Taylor was an American military leader who served as the 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union. He died sixteen months into his term, having made no progress on the most divisive issue in Congress, slavery.

  4. Fred Willard

    Fred Willard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2020 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    television presentervoice actorfilm actortelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

    Frederic Charles Willard was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films; as well as for his television roles on Fernwood 2 Night, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Modern Family.

General info

Alternative names VMI
Founded 1839
Motto Consilio et Animis
By wisdom and courage
Colors red, yellow, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 602
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address VMI Parade
Lexington, Virginia, 24450-0304
United States
City population 7,000
Phone 5404647207
Fax +1 (540) 464 7746

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