College Freshman 2013-11-08T15:39:12Z
There is practically no change in weather throughout the year. It is always temperate.
College Junior 2013-10-17T17:17:31Z
Because of the academic and military demands of the institute it makes it very hard for us to have good division one sports teams. Our basketball team is pretty popular because they are by far the best team we have.
College Junior 2013-10-17T17:07:28Z
I am a double major in Biology and Spanish. This is a very unique combination. It has not been easy but my academic advisors are very supportive. I have a very bright career outlook towards the medical field and being bilingual will make me a more valuable asset.
College Junior 2013-09-08T16:49:03Z
Lexington is a small town. If you are an senior you are allowed to have your car so that gives you a lot more freedom to explore. If you are younger you are limited to restaurants and other attractions that are within walking distance.
College Junior 2013-09-08T16:47:27Z
Military school so a lot of rules obviously. Drug use or alcohol on campus is not tolerated. If you get good grades you receive academic days which allow you to leave during the school week but other than that cadets that are not in trouble are usually permitted to leave on the weekend.
College Junior 2013-09-08T16:45:34Z
If you have really good grades or come from a low income family you should receive financial aid.
College Senior 2013-09-03T12:40:02Z
Academics are tough considering the military life style.
College Senior 2013-08-24T12:07:26Z
There a re very few majors, but all are highly applicable in the modern job market.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:58:56Z
Large variety of NCAA and club teams, but the NCAA aren't very good as a whole but clubs tend to be good. Our rugby teams are awesome.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:57:08Z
Most of the scholarships go to athletes even though the athletes don't participate in most of the activities that make the VMI experience what it is.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:55:13Z
It is said the head of the school has a weather machine because the weather here (much to students' dismay) is generally mild. On occasion there have been some bad cases of all extremes but generally the weather is nice for those who enjoy slightly lower temperatures.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:50:28Z
It's a flat rate across the board and luck determines whether or not you car is 100 yards away or a quarter mile or more.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:48:50Z
Some buildings have had recent updates, others could use them. Each of the academic buildings suits a particular academic need, but because of their historical significance, it's hard to update them to be completely functional for current needs.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:46:53Z
Health & Safety:
The recent upgrades to the building and facilities have been a welcome sight. The updated hospital is clean and spacious and there is always at least one nurse on call, and during the day, a doctor.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:44:56Z
The Ratline. No other school has it and it is a system unlike any other. It's long, hard, and sets the stage for one of the most difficult schools in the country.
College Senior 2013-08-24T11:42:27Z
There is generally a large variety on a day-to-day basis, but the quality isn't good. On occasion something will be really good, but it's a rare event and usually happens on holidays. The staff should keep the conditions cleaner in the kitchen and do more recipes themselves instead of company recipes the former has turned out better dishes.
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T01:12:41Z
Local weather seems to affect best when you are unable to connect through online courses.
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T01:11:56Z
Guys & Girls:
with online learning you are unable to interact as much but the atmosphere seems friendly.
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T00:46:53Z
I am utilizing AMU as mainly an online university therfore campus housing is not available
College Sophomore 2013-05-04T20:22:53Z
Every cadet at VMI has a meal plan whether they choose to eat in the mess hall everyday or not. The food isn't always great and sometimes there aren't that many options but they always have a salad bar, sandwich station, pasta, and cereal so if you don't like anything else those are safe options. While the food isn't always appetizing you have to keep in mind that the employees are making enough food for about 1600 cadets to eat at once so it's pretty demanding. There are good days and there are bad days just like any other college but you can come in anytime they're open and eat as much as you want. Overall it's not too bad.
College Junior 2013-04-29T20:37:01Z
Health & Safety:
I am a pettie woman always on the look out just to be safe
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T18:03:23Z
In English, there is a LOT of reading, and if you're a slow reader, or one with low comprehension, you will struggle or fail. There is so much expected of you in your military and athletic life, one cannot solely focus on academics. VMI prides itself on the "Three-Legged Stool" concept, of maintaining balance in the three areas of academics, athletics, and military. However, each of the three legs think they are the superior one, and demand more than can possibly be done by one individual at any given time. This forces one to learn prioritization, but also ensures some failure in some regard. The trick is to manage the failures to ensure success by making sure the thing that gets ignored is of little consequence.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T17:58:24Z
Academics are pretty huge at VMI, but they are a state school with limited funding. If there is a grant or other monies awarded for a particular field of study, that field will have stronger programs, but by and large the limited budget limits academic supremacy.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T17:56:57Z
Some of the athletics are more competitive than others, such as Basketball, track and field, and wrestling. However, the big ticket sports like baseball and football aren't usually competitive due to small school size and rigorous campus life dictated by the military schedule and demands. Not many good athletes want to go to a school to get yelled at when they can go to a larger school and be spoiled.
College Sophomore 2013-04-03T03:06:31Z
No variety in majors, and teachers are very intelligent but cannot relay the information they know in a very understandable way.
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