VMI’s academic program offers a rigorous education that includes a broad, four-year core curriculum and 14 carefully selected majors in engineering, science, liberal arts, and social sciences.
The curriculum offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, foreign study, internships, and service learning. The Institute Honors Program presents special challenges and rewards for VMI’s most academically outstanding cadets.
VMI recruits, develops, and graduates cadets of exceptional talent, intellectual curiosity, and character, who possess a commitment to service and respect for others.
98 percent of faculty hold Ph.D.s and are renowned for teaching excellence, mentorship, scholarly engagement, commitment to service, and encouragement of undergraduate research. Cadet study areas are adjacent to faculty offices, encouraging individual instruction and in-depth communication.
Academic support services are designed to help cadets achieve their academic and professional goals. Services such as the Miller Academic Center, the Office for Academic Athletic Advising, the Math Education and Resource Center, and Career Services work together to help each cadet reach his or her full potential.
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Small class sizes allow faculty to interact closely with cadets inside and outside the classroom. Typically our teacher to student ratio is about 11:1.
Well-known dignitaries, experts, and leaders regularly come to VMI to address the Corps of Cadets, offering diverse and stimulating perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Center for Leadership and Ethics
VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics enhances the cadet experience by offering a range of opportunities for academic and character development. Cadets participating in the center’s programs discuss leadership challenges, meet authors, and interact with distinguished leaders.
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Focus on Learning
Many cadets point to the absence of ordinary college distractions and the presence of personal accountability as guideposts for their success.
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