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Most Helpful Review for Virginia Military Institute
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kimberley from Newland, NC
  • 16 out of 16 people found this review helpful

This school is definitely one of a kind. The Ratline that all freshmen must experience is the hardest thing I have ever done, but it is so rewarding one you get through it. It teaches you the important lessons that are so vital to a successful career in the real world, such as time management, self-confidence, discipline and responsibility.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • taylor from danville, va
  • Mar-31-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    an institution built on tradition, it has a challenging spartan lifestyle matched by no other school in the country. it may not be fun, but it will prepare you to be a true leader in the military or the civilian world. the academics are prestigious and the alumni network spreads far and wide.

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  • A student
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The Virginia Military Institute is not for the thinned skin, but definitely a great place. The academics are top notch and the brotherhood lasts longer than a life time.

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  • I'll get in trouble if Comm Staff knew my name..
  • Nov-15-2015 I am a current student here

    It's what you make it. It's not what it used to be. This is going to sound like I'm bashing the school, but if you're considering coming here you're going to want to REALLY understand the angle I'm coming from because very few reviews will tell you what I will.

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  • Ryan from Franktown, VA
  • Nov-13-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    VMI is a place like no other. It's academics are extremely competitive and the atmosphere is amazing. You just have to be willing to work for it.

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  • Bailey from Yucaipa, CA
  • May-06-2014 I am a current student here

    It's a mentally and physically challenging school, but if one puts their heart and mind to the task it can be very rewarding.

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  • Me from Virginia
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is personally rigorous and demanding with leadership training and regular physical challenges. There is a deep camaraderie among class for getting through it together. This school is for people who strive to be exceptional both academically and physically and have strong mental health, too, because you start with very few freedoms and are challenged on a personal level.

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  • Jorge from Doral, FL
  • Feb-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    VMI is nor for everyone, but at the same time it does not seem as tough as some people portray it. Their engineering program is top-notch and the classes are ridiculously small-which is a good thing. The cadets are very friendly, They even bought pizza for all the prospect cadets that were staying over at the barracks.

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  • Andy from San Francisco, CA
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    VMI is a rigorous school that's not for everyone. The demands placed on its students will leave you with very little free time and an impaired social life, but are well worth it for the benefits of graduating from this institution. Whether you're there for the military or for a job in the civilian sector, VMI is the one place guaranteed to make you a success wherever you go.

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  • Bryce from Apo, AE
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    A military structure college that is in the top 100 universities in the nation. Located in Virginia, it is out of the ways for some people, but in an optimal location if willing to go at least an hour one way.

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  • Mhairi from San Antonio, TX
  • May-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Don't do ordinary. The combination of the academics, physical activity and military professionalism results in an experience that will change you for the better. VMI is unlike any other school you'll ever encounter, but it isn't for everyone.

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