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Virginia Intermont College

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About Virginia Intermont College

Virginia Intermont College was established in 1884 as an institution for the higher education of women. The school moved to its current location in Bristol, Virginia, in 1891, and became a co-educational school in 1972. Providing a liberal arts education through a variety of majors, VI offers associate and baccalaureate degrees. In 2011, the college had a total enrollment of 558 students representing 36 states and five countries.


Virginia Intermont is comprised of three divisions: the Division of Arts and Sciences, Division of Fine Arts and Division of Professional Studies. Through these divisions, the school offers's bachelor's degrees in over 40 fields of study. From the school, students can receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Social Work. Areas of study the school offers include political science, social work, psychology, pre-law, photography, business administration and religious studies. The school also offers teaching licensure in theater arts, history, physical education, English, pre-K through grade 6, pre-K through grade 12 with or without special education licensure, biology and art.

The college additionally offers a 124-credit-hour equine studies degree program in which students can earn either their B.A. or B.S. This program is one of the nation's few 4-year programs in the subject and is both nationally ranked and internationally known.

Virginia Intermont also offers classes geared towards working adults through its Evening and Weekend College. In this college, students take 8-week classes both on-campus and at satellite locations and are able to complete their degree program in 4-5 semesters, depending on the program. Degrees in education, social work and business are available in this program.

The student-to-faculty ratio at Virginia Intermont is 10 to 1. The school reports that 94.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.


Undergraduate applicants can submit either a school-specific or the common application. Applicants must have completed all high school requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 as well as a minimum of 15 credits of college preparatory courses. Applicants must also submit official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT test scores, a 250-500 word personal essay and either a teacher or counselor evaluation.

Virginia Intermont employs a rolling admissions process, but also offers an early decision option. Students wishing to utilize the early decision process must submit all required materials no later than January 1 and must accept any early admission offer by February 15.

Students applying to a program in the Evening and Weekend College must submit a school-specific application, which is available online. These applicants must have earned a high school diploma with at least a 2.0 GPA or a GED average of at least 450 overall and provide documentation or a reference regarding their work experience.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition at Virginia Intermont for the 2012-2013 school year was $24,542. For that same period of time, the school estimated that housing would cost an additional $3,760 per year for a double room or $5,034 per year for a single room. It also estimated that a full meal plan would cost $4,009 for the year. Tuition for programs offered through the Evening and Weekend College program was $386 per credit hour for upper level courses and $292 per credit for lower level courses during the 2012-2013 school year.

Students must pay their tuition bill by July 31 for the fall semester, December 15 for the spring semester and May 1 for the summer term. Virginia Intermont also offers a deferred payment plan that allows students to make payments in four installments.

Virginia Intermont offers a variety of options to help with the cost of attendance including scholarships, grants and federal loans. In 2011-2012 the school provided more than 4.3 million in institutional and need-based grant aid to students.

School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered Associate and bachelor's degrees*
Religious Affiliation Baptist*
Academic Calendar Semester***
School Setting Small city*
Student Body 558 undergraduate students in 2011*
Student Housing Available**
Divisions and Programs Three divisions offering more than 40 undergraduate fields of study**
Student-Faculty Ratio 10 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associates: no degrees awarded*
Bachelor's: multi-/interdisciplinary studies (32)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 18% in four years*
26% in six years*
Admission Rate 95% in 2011*
Entering Class Size 97 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 59% of full-time students*
Average SAT and ACT Score of Admitted Students In 2011:
Middle 50% SAT composite: 680-1040***
Middle 50% ACT composite: 18-23***
Application Due Date Early decision deadline is January 1**
Rolling admissions for regular decision**
Decision Notification Date Decisions sent out on a rolling basis**
Tuition (2012-2013) $24,542**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It) In 2011:
Grant or scholarship aid (81%)*
Federal grants (39%)*
Pell grants (39%)*
Other federal grants (18%)*
State/local government grant or scholarships (32%)*
Institutional grants or scholarships (77%)*
Student loan aid (64%)*
Federal student loans (64%)*
Other students loans (7%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 82% of all full-time, first-year students in 2011*

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, **Virginia Intermont College, ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1013 Moore Street, Bristol, VA 24201
  • Phone: (800) 451-1842 ext. 1
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