Virginia Military Institute

Public, Four-years School Located in Lexington, VA

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How much is the VMI tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, VMI's tuition & fees is $20,484 for Virginia residents and $51,186 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $34,308 for Virginia residents and $65,010 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

VMI Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Virginia Residents Tuition & Fees$20,484
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$51,186
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$10,674
On-campus Expenses$2,150
2023-2024 Projection
Virginia Residents Tuition & Fees$20,144
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$48,798

How Much Does it Cost to Go to VMI for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $220,265 at VMI. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $274,840. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $201,216.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$52,693$65,837$48,224
Sophomore (2024-25)$54,245$67,716$49,585
Junior (2025-26)$55,842$69,649$50,984
Senior (2026-27)$57,486$71,638$52,423
4 Years Total$220,265$274,840$201,216
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$54,245$67,716$49,585
Sophomore (2025-26)$55,842$69,649$50,984
Junior (2026-27)$57,486$71,638$52,423
Senior (2027-28)$59,179$73,683$53,903
4 Years Total$226,751$282,686$206,894
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$55,842$69,649$50,984
Sophomore (2026-27)$57,486$71,638$52,423
Junior (2027-28)$59,179$73,683$53,903
Senior (2028-29)$60,921$75,787$55,424
4 Years Total$233,427$290,757$212,734
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$57,486$71,638$52,423
Sophomore (2027-28)$59,179$73,683$53,903
Junior (2028-29)$60,921$75,787$55,424
Senior (2029-30)$62,715$77,952$56,989
4 Years Total$240,300$299,060$218,739
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$59,179$73,683$53,903
Sophomore (2028-29)$60,921$75,787$55,424
Junior (2029-30)$62,715$77,952$56,989
Senior (2030-31)$64,561$80,178$58,599
4 Years Total$247,375$307,601$224,915

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, VMI' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Virginia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,087.
In-StateOut-of-State
Virginia Military Institute$20,484$51,186
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Virginia Four-years Colleges$19,101
Public Schools$8,992$19,087
Private Schools$19,105

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between VMI and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Virginia Military InstituteLexington, VA$20,484$51,186
United States Air Force AcademyUSAF Academy, CO--
United States Naval AcademyAnnapolis, MD--
United States Military AcademyWest Point, NY--
University of New Hampshire at ManchesterManchester, NH$15,820$35,530

Financial Aid and COA

At Virginia Military Institute, 1,075 students (65%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $17,109.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at VMI is $47,901 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 390 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $19,111 and the average amount of student loans is $6,390.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$34,308$65,010
Tuition & Fees$20,484$51,186
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,824$13,824
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,199$47,901
Average Financial Aid$17,109$17,109
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,07565%$17,109
Pell Grants25315%$4,796
Federal Student Loan95658%$6,417
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid39085%-
Grants or Scholarships31669%$19,111
Federal Grants11225%$8,104
Pell Grants8819%$4,613
Other Federal Grants4811%$10,452
State/Local Grants8318%$8,043
Institutional Grants30366%$14,732
Student Loan Aid34175%$6,390
Federal Student Loans34074%$2,930
Other Student Loans5211%$22,751
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level197136$11,967
0-30,0001514$22,370
30,001-48,00099$19,320
48,001-75,0002726$20,922
75,001-110,0002120$16,381
110,001 or more12567$7,514

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

VMI's acceptance rate is 63.91%. A total of 1,549 applicants applied to and 990 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 461 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 46.57%.
To apply to VMI, 1 items are required - Completion of college-preparatory program and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and Secondary school record. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,5491,272$277
Admitted990819$171
Enrolled461399$62
Acceptance Rate63.91%64.39%61.73%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)46.57%48.72%36.26%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRecommended
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to VMI. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,190 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1901,0801,300
National Average1,174
Virginia Average1,181
SAT EBRW600550650
SAT Math590530650
ACT Composite252227
National Average25
Virginia Average26
ACT Math242126
ACT English232026

Student Population

Virginia Military Institute has a total of 1,512 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,424 male students and 228 female students attending VMI.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,652 1,424228

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressVMI Parade, Lexington, VA
Phone540-464-7207
WEBwww.vmi.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered14 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate81.98%
Yield48.96%
Student Population1,512
Graduation Rate76%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate82%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties142 (Full-time), 44 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs573 (Full-time), 84 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$68,028
Average Staff Salary$53,987