VMI Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Virginia Military Institute
How hard is it to get into VMI and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 913 out of 1,718 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 30 percent. Virginia Military Institute typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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VMI SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT71%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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|
|1340 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1255 to 1340||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1170 to 1255||Avg -||40%-53%|
|1085 to 1170||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 1085||Low||<28%|
VMI ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT39%
|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|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 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. The school ranks #9 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Military Institute.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>68%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||53%-68%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||42%-53%|
|21 to 23||Reach||33%-42%|
|Less than 21||Low||<33%|
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 #7 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 53% 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|
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)||39%||51%||49%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were 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.