No Ordinary College.

Virginia Military Institute graduates have never settled for ordinary.

They’re 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.


Public Liberal Arts College Nationwide
Second Only to the US Service Academies

US News & World Report


Accredited Engineering Program Nationwide

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


Promotion of Public Service

Money Magazine

Eric Munro ’21: Pressure Makes Diamonds

Cadet Eric Munro ’21 isn’t a legacy. The electrical engineering major didn’t grow up hearing VMI barracks stories or watching the Keydets in Foster Stadium. But his four years at VMI have been transformational, allowing him to be the first in his family to graduate from college.

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.

Stoltzfus ’21: No Sleep ’til Benning

The 2020-21 academic year “has caused us to have to grow up a lot faster,” said Cadet Dylan Stoltzfus ’21. He’s the 1st Class president and, together with other cadet leaders, has brought the Corps through a different, difficult year.

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 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

Money Magazine


Rank for best return on investment among Virginia public colleges

Georgetown University

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.

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