Chances of getting into Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.3%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Military Institute
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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.

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VMI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1210

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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.

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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%
1205 to 1310 Avg + 51%-64%
1100 to 1205 Avg - 38%-51%
995 to 1100 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 995 Low <26%
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VMI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Virginia Military Institute
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Military Institute admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Virginia Military Institute admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 298 1,470 1,768
Accepted 162 745 907
Acceptance Rate 54% 51% 51%
Enrolled 82 393 475
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 51% 53% 52%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.