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Virginia Military Institute

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit, Violent, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Oct 30 2007
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
Not for everyone. The academics for liberal arts majors are easy, especially the first year. Lots of study abroad opportunities. Most faculty are great even for Gen Ed classes. The student body isn't the most open minded. A lot of students get too caught up in the ceremonial aspects of cadetship at the expense of their grades. If you're interested in a military career you should look into ROTC at a civilian school as well. In the words of one cadet "VMI is a collection of people who made a mistake but are too proud to admit it."
responseI would advice this Cadet to wait until after graduation to make comments such as this. The VMI education cannot be really understood until it is complete, as it was designed with a whole product in mind. There are few people more intent on pointing out the mistakes of VMI than Cadets and few places that prepare you for a military career better. If I were you I'd wait until I finish the program before criticising what you don't yet know enough to understand.
commentThe comment from the cadet smacks of cadet humor more than an honest evaluation of VMI.
commentI believe that VMI, if you are prepared for the challenge is one of those colleges were you take what you want from it. It appears that everyone has their own experience but…. It is your own experience that should be focused upon. I am applying this year. I’ve never seen a place more suited for a guy like me. The idea of going to a place with such structure is awesome to me.
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