Virginia Military Institute Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Lexington, VA, Virginia Military Institute is one of the best universities in the state of Virginia. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Virginia Military Institute in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Virginia Military Institute.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Virginia Military Institute is often abbreviated as VMI.

VMI Parade Lexington, VA 24450-0304
Phone: (800) 767-4207
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Rankings: Virginia Military Institute

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 62
Score: 60
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.1
Graduation and retention ranking: 109
Average freshman retention rate: 81.8%
6-year graduation rate: 74.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 58%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 16
Faculty resources ranking: 20
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 73.1%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 10:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 87.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 169
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1040-1240
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 40%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 53.6%
Financial resources rank: 80
Alumni giving rank: 57
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 35.0%

Virginia Military Institute History

Essential Facts: Virginia Military Institute

  • Virginia Military Institute has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,685, with a gender distribution of 87 percent male students and 13 percent female students.
  • VMI cadets and alumni played instrumental roles in the American Civil War. On 14 occasions, the Confederacy called cadets into active military engagements.
  • At Virginia Military Institute, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 100%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 22%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: cross country, rifle, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook