Never Settle for Ordinary

Virginia Military Institute is no ordinary college.

Cadets are always striving for a higher standard.


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No Ordinary Alumni Since 1842.

Distinguished graduates from Virginia Military Institute include Gen. George C. Marshall, Class of 1901, and Jonathan Daniels ’61, civil rights leader. Cadets attend VMI for myriad reasons, including truly remarkable rankings.


Best Value Liberal Arts College in Virginia (in-state)


Accredited Engineering Program Nationwide

US News & World Report
(Where Doctorate is Not Offered)


Best College Nationally Ranked by Value

Money Magazine

Curious about VMI?

Whether you’re early in your college search, actively applying to schools, or a parent, learn more about the Institute.
And if you’re ready for no ordinary life, apply today.

Cadet doing a push up with another cadet

Brandon Marks ’23: Passionate about VMI and the Honor Code

As president of the Honor Court, Cadet Brandon Marks ’23 dedicates himself to safeguarding the principles of the honor system, tenets he says remain “alive and well” since the Institute’s founding in 1839.

Ariana Ruffin ’21: Pushing On

Cadet Ariana Ruffin ’21 was recruited by several colleges, including the U.S. Naval Academy, for her athletic prowess. An aspiring physician, Ruffin carefully looked at the college biology programs. The Institute fit the bill in both athletics and academics.
Dylan Stoltzfus smiling on post with House Mountain in the background

Blake Smith ’23: Humbled to Lead

Cadet Blake Smith ’23 came to VMI seeking a challenge, preparation for life as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and leadership experience that simply isn’t found at other colleges and universities.

Mac Bowman ’73: Doctors from the Heart

Every day when he arrives to work, Mac Bowman ’73, M.D., is “excited by the possibilities.” His approach to medicine and dedication to service above self led him to transform healthcare in eastern Georgia.

Jose Corpuz ’89: The Science Behind the Magic

Making magic at Disney is what Jose Corpuz ’89 does. That passion was discovered during his time at VMI thanks to an incredible gift.

Chelsea Kosecki ’09: Serving Others – Fighting Cancer

Decisions during her first year at VMI led Chelsea Kosecki ’09 to a career as a lead scientist. Her work led to the development of multiple cancer-curing drugs.

No Ordinary Leaders.

For generations, our graduates are recognized as honorable leaders in our armed forces, the private sector, and public service.


Job or Graduate School Placement Within 5 Months of Graduation


Commission in Armed Forces

No Ordinary Investment.

For more than 180 years, people have chosen the higher standard of honor, character, physical development, and mental resilience. Why? Simply put: it pays off.


Average Early Career Earnings


Average Mid-Career Earnings

No Ordinary Academics.


Department of Defense Cybersecurity Partnership

VMI is one of six recipients of a $1.5 million Department of Defense Grant to bring a cutting-edge cyber defense laboratory to VMI.


Advanced Language Program

Cadets have the opportunity to study Arabic and take advantage of unique opportunities like the STARTALK-Arabic Language Program, which allows cadets to immerse themselves in this high-demand language.


National Security Minor

This 21 credit minor gives cadets a competitive advantage entering into the national security field.

No Ordinary Stories.

Our alumni go out and make their mark in the world every day. At the heart of their impact is a foundation built through four years of intense academic, physical, and mental training at Virginia Military Institute.

Curious about VMI?

Whether you're early in your college search, actively applying to schools, or a parent, learn more about the Institute.
And if you're ready for no ordinary life, apply today.