Acknowledging VMI’s total educational value, as well as the high demand for VMI graduates in the job market, major rating publications, name VMI in their lists of top undergraduate programs. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks VMI among the nation’s top five public liberal arts colleges.

Ninety-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a doctoral degree. Over 1600 cadets pursue B.A. or B.S. degrees in 14 major fields of study: biology; chemistry; civil engineering; computer and information sciences; economics and business; electrical and computer engineering; English, rhetoric and humanistic studies; history; international studies and political science; applied mathematics; mechanical engineering; modern languages and cultures; physics; and psychology.