Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Founded: Founded in 1839 in Lexington, Virginia, as the first state-supported military college in the nation

Corps: About 1,700 cadets, 61% in-state, 11% Female, 89% Male, 45 states, 7 countries

Degree Programs: Undergraduate, liberal arts

Civic Engagement: VMI emphasizes the value of service by encouraging cadets to serve their communities. 

Student to Faculty: 11:1

Middle SAT Range: 1110-1270

Scholarships and Aid: Merit and need-based aid are available. Aid is typically awarded to more than 83% of students.

Athletics: NCAA Div 1 Athletics, club, and intramural sports

Mascot and Colors: Moe the Kangaroo; red, yellow, and white

Leadership Opportunities: Infinite