Can I get into VMI? The school has a 51% acceptance rate. Last year, 939 out of 1,843 applicants were admitted making VMI a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Virginia Military Institute typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Virginia Military Institute is a prized outcome for many students.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Military Institute?
Virginia Military Institute typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>64%|
|1220 to 1310||Avg +||51%-64%|
|1130 to 1220||Avg -||38%-51%|
|1040 to 1130||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<26%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VMI?
Admission data indicates that VMI regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Military Institute.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>66%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||51%-66%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||41%-51%|
|21 to 23||Reach||31%-41%|
|Less than 21||Low||<31%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Virginia Military Institute. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Military Institute was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as VMI accepts 51% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||25%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||12%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||51%||50%|
Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Military Institute and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234085 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Military Institute.