ChipAyten said:vmi is 3rd on my list behind norwich and citadel. so i guess ill shoot
-How hard was it getting accepted?
-How hard was getting financial aid?
-How was the rat experience, probably comprable to the rook/plebe year
-Is the Faculty:Student really that low?
harva16 said:Any one interested in VMI feel free to ask me any questions. I am a current 3rd classmen there.
harva16 said:I am not personal friends with her, but I know who she is. She is a 1st classmen this year. Commissioning into the Marine Corps this May. Pretty good video though.
I would be interested in finding out how many cadets at VMI seek SA appointments and if any actual switch in a given year.
Some do, but it is very hard to switch out of VMI after completing your rat year. Not on the school side, but personally. I wouldn't trade what I've learned and done here for anything, but wouldn't ever do it again. A lot of kids transfer out, but rarely to a SA. Once you've paid your dues at VMI, you'll never want to do it again.
Edit: Only 1 did out of the class of 2010, and I think just one out of 2009 too, but I may be wrong. Both to USMA AFAIK.
The academics at VMI, how do they compare to those of the SA's (if you know)? Specifically, could you tell me anything about the Arabic program, like is it worth it? If you're in it or have heard.
Also, right now I have a 1310 SAT. Good? Bad? compared to the other cadets?
Thank you so much, I appreciate the help!!