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VMI Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into VMI? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 940 out of 1,779 applicants or 53% were admitted making VMI a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Virginia Military Institute typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 231 1,548 1,779
Accepted 132 808 940
Acceptance Rate 57% 52% 53%
Enrolled 48 405 453
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 50% 48%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Military Institute and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that VMI regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Military Institute.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1300
SAT Reading 570 670
SAT Math 550 630
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 22 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >66%
25 to 27 Avg + 53%-66%
23 to 25 Avg - 40%-53%
21 to 23 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 21 Low <28%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >66%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 53%-66%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 40%-53%
1030 to 1120 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1030 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 53% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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