A Different Kind of College

The VMI education develops character, engenders a sense of responsibility to others,
and cultivates the ability to master adversity. VMI is not for everyone. This is no
ordinary college. But then, who wants to be ordinary?

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Buildings to Save Lives

Donnie Martin ’13 wasn't looking to save the world – but he’d surely like
to know that he’s saved a few lives. Martin’s interest in helping residents
of the developing world has taken him far beyond the VMI post. 

 

VMI offers Choice

At VMI the Department of Defense maintains Army, Naval, and Air Force
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) units. Every cadet must take ROTC
as an all-college program requirement for completion of their degree.

ROTC Requirement at VMI

Athletics at VMI

VMI is a member of the NCAA Div I Southern Conference
fielding 16 competitive teams for both men's and women's sports. 

More about VMI Athletics

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Focus on Faculty

Professor Greg Hartman in front of blackboard lecturing.

Graphics Go Interactive in VMI Calculus e-Textbook

College students need textbooks. But it’s no secret that the cost has been a thorn in the side of students for years. Col. Greg Hartman is among pioneering professors nationally developing e-textbooks, his for calculus. With the price of the book starting at free, cost is no longer a problem.

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News and Features

Football Metrics: Playing to Learn

One cadet's summer research project uses simulations executed on a video game to determine the value of positions on the football field.

‘A Big Conversation’

Cadet analyzes layers and layers of texts and edits in a summer undergraduate research project on the work of the 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.

Community Theatre Presents Local History Play

The VMI Community Theatre will present "Heroes, Hustlers, Schemers & Scamps: Curious Characters from Rockbridge County History" June 22-25.

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Different for a reason.

The VMI education develops character, engenders a sense of responsibility to others, and cultivates the ability to master adversity. VMI is not for everyone. This is no ordinary college. But then, who wants to be ordinary?