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About Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society.

Therefore, it is the mission of those at Virginia Military Institute to develop educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril.

To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality – embracing engineering, science, and the arts – conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.

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First and foremost, VMI is a college. VMI's academic program is consistently a top ranked public liberal arts college in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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The athletic program is critical to VMI's mission to encourage "the sound mind and sound body." VMI supports numerous NCAA Div 1 teams as well as club and intramural sports.

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The military system characterizes and distinguishes life at VMI.By placing all cadets on a uniform plane, it enables them to advance through self-reliance, initiative, and strength of character.

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