Virginia Military Institute Top Questions

Describe your favorite campus traditions.


VMI is known for its spartan-like living conditions and the silver tongued upper classmen who appear out of thin air to motivate and guide you in following the 175 year old traditions of right and wrong by loudly encouraging you in your face ...and also attend classes that may apply to your major.


Very strong alumni network. VMI has the highest per capita endowment of any public school in the US. Alumni love VMI and are always willing to help out Cadets or other alumni. We are also known for very strong ROTC programs, producing incredibly high numbers of flag officers, even though only 50{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of graduate commission into the military.




Ratline, disipline and honor


Honor and brotherhood.