Unique Philosophy

The VMI philosophy is framed by relevant education within a military environment that fosters a lifelong appreciation of physical fitness.

It’s an education that 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?

The 21st century is a blank slate, waiting for the key personalities of the century to make their mark. Rich in tradition, Virginia Military Institute stands ready to prepare young men and women to meet the challenges of their times.

General J.H. Binford Peay III ’62
VMI Superintendent