VMI Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Virginia Military Institute
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into VMI and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 907 out of 1,768 applicants were admitted making VMI a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high 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, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Virginia Military Institute is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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VMI SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT85%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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%|
|1205 to 1310||Avg +||51%-64%|
|1100 to 1205||Avg -||38%-51%|
|995 to 1100||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 995||Low||<26%|
VMI ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT30%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VMI?
Admission data indicates that VMI regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Military Institute.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>64%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||51%-64%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||38%-51%|
|21 to 24||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 21||Low||<26%|
Avg. High School GPA3.61
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #9 in Virginia for highest average GPA. 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||Competitiveness|
|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|
87% of Virginia Military Institute freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||16%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||51%||53%||52%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
85% of students submit their SAT scores to VMI. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to VMI. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1310. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.