Virginia Intermont College

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1013 Moore Street

Bristol, VA 24201

Phone: (276) 669-6101
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Virginia Intermont College is a private institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 496, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 13 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Virginia Intermont College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $24,642 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Virginia Intermont College (VI) is a private, coeducational college in Bristol, Virginia, with a longstanding tradition in the liberal arts education. A member of Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia and recognized as a College of Distinction, VI offers bachelor's degrees across more than 40 fields of study, including prestigious programs in photography and equine studies. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, engaged learning is a hallmark of the VI experience. Learning and leadership opportunities extend beyond the classroom with an honors program, internships, travel/study programs and undergraduate research, all of which provide a comprehensive educational experience. VI is known for innovative curricular programs that offer exciting options for students. Programs of study include art, biology, business administration, education, English, equine studies, history, legal studies, photography and digital imaging, physical education, political science, psychology, religious studies, social work, sport management and theatre arts; and students may choose to specialize within a major or pre-professional program such as pre-medicine, pre-veterinary or pre-law. Minors are available in many of the concentrations listed above, as well as in chemistry, the classics, cultural heritage and public arts, Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA), mathematics and sports medicine. VI has the distinction of being one of only two colleges in the nation to earn the EAGALA-endorsed equine therapy program. The cultural heritage program hones in on the culturally rich Southwest Virginia region with new courses that offer hands-on experience in cultural studies and public arts through coordinated training at area arts venues. Intercollegiate sports are a big part of campus life for active participants and those cheering on the Intermont Cobras. A powerhouse in equestrian competition, VI riding teams have won 15 national championships in intercollegiate riding since 2001. In addition to equestrian sports, the College fields athletic teams which compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC): golf, basketball, baseball and soccer for men; softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball for women; and co-ed cycling. Students are also involved in a variety of student organizations and intramural sports including flag football, bowling and paintball. VI offers academic, athletic, and performance-based scholarships as well as need-based grants, awarding approximately $4 million annually to students. VI is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and a member of the Common Application. With close to 600 students from more than 35 states and six foreign countries, VI welcomes applications from all students regardless of gender, faith, race, age or national origin. Virginia Intermont's historic campus sits atop the highest hill in Bristol with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an inspiring setting where students pursue their passion and find their voice.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation Virginia Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $3,976,471


When applying to Virginia Intermont College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is January 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 99 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 99.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Virginia Intermont College is 8:1, and the school has 94.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Virginia Intermont College include: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 20%
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 14%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 12%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11%

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Student Life

Virginia Intermont College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 496, with a gender distribution of 31.3 percent male students and 68.8 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. Virginia Intermont College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 496
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Virginia Intermont College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Virginia Intermont College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Virginia Intermont College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Virginia Intermont College.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Virginia Intermont College, 87.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,939.

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Tuition and fees $24,642 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,769 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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