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VMI Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

50.9%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Military Institute
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Military Institute admission chances by SAT score
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 Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Military Institute.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Military Institute admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Virginia Military Institute students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
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

Admission Statistics

Virginia Military Institute admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 291 1,552 1,843
Accepted 126 813 939
Acceptance Rate 43% 52% 51%
Enrolled 56 416 472
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 51% 50%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Military Institute and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Virginia Military Institute Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Virginia Military Institute
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.