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Virginia Military Institute Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Lexington, VA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only Not used if submitted May 1
ACT Only Not used if submitted May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
319 Letcher Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone
(800) 767-4207
Fax
(540) 464-7746
E-mail
admissions@vmi.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Statement of good standing from prior institution recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 1,768 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 298 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 1,470 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
493 (54%) of 907 admitted students enrolled
Women
80 (49%) of 162 admitted students enrolled
Men
413 (55%) of 745 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
57% of 408 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
351
Students Accepting Wait List Position
132
Students Admitted From Wait List
4

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.71
3.75 and Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
595 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
62%
Score of 18 - 23
23%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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