Virginia Intermont College
1013 Moore Street
Bristol, VA 24201
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1013 Moore Street
Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 669-6101 or
(800) 451-1-VIC;

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Virginia Intermont College  
1013 Moore Street,
Bristol, Virginia 24201

Virginia Intermont College

College Overview 
Virginia Intermont College was founded in 1884 and is a fully-accredited, private institution for men and women. Students looking for a solid liberal arts background with a variety of specialized majors find that and more at Virginia Intermont. They also receive individualized instruction amidst a friendly atmosphere, where the open exchange of ideas is enthusiastically encouraged.

The name "Intermont," meaning "among the mountains," is descriptive of the College's setting. Virginia Intermont is located in Bristol, VA, off Exit 5 of Interstate 81, almost halfway between Roanoke, VA, and Knoxville, TN. The campus is situated only eight blocks from the city's downtown district and two miles from the Bristol Mall.

Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Intermont is open to any qualified applicant regardless of sex, creed, race, handicap, or national origin. The 848 students currently enrolled at the College represent some 30 states, 10 countries, and 20 religious faiths.

Academic Life 
The College's academic year is divided into two semesters, August-December and January-May. A three-week May term and a six-week summer term are also available.

Virginia Intermont's core curriculum consists of visual and performing arts, English, literature, math, biology or physical science, world civilization, computer fundamentals, economics or political science, psychology or sociology, philosophy or religion, physical education or public speaking. All first-time freshmen are required to take a semester-long orientation course, as well.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in art, business administration, management, marketing, creative writing, dance, English, equine studies, history/political science, liberal arts, paralegal studies, dance, musical theatre, photography, physical education, religion, social work, and teacher education.

The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in biology, business management, medical technology, psychology, and sports management.

The Associate of Arts degree is offered in allied health, general studies, and graphic design.

Minors are offered in accounting/economics, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, dance, English, equine studies, history, photography, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, and theatre.

Dorm room wired for the internet

Campus Life and Activities 
Fine Arts and Humanities programs at Virginia Intermont present students with many opportunities to see and hear renowned lecturers, poets, musicians, writers, artists, and performing groups. These cultural activities are offered for inspiration, education, and entertainment.

The College's Student Activities Committee organizes and sponsors a wide variety of social events and outings for students such as dances, parties, picnics, camping trips, ski weekends, concerts, and film series. Since five other colleges are situated within a 25-mile radius of the campus, students from these area colleges often participate in these group activities. VI students may also choose to join any of the College's many clubs and organizations, all of which are started or continued in response to student interest.

Most residence hall rooms accommodate two students; however, single rooms are available for an extra charge when space is available. Each student is provided with a bed, a chest of drawers, a desk, and closet space. Students supply their own draperies and linen. Laundry rooms furnished with washers and dryers are available on campus. Each room has hook-ups for telephone, cable TV, and Internet access.

Students may partake of the campus dining service offered in a central dining facility, or of the short-order service provided by the Student Center's snack bar.

Facilities and Resources 
Virginia Intermont's campus has a blend of modern and historic buildings. Aside from the traditional labs and classrooms, there are ballet studios, art studios, photography labs, the Trayer Theatre, the Fine Arts Gallery, a chapel-auditorium that seats 982 people, the Christian Student Center, the J.F. Hicks Memorial Library, the Smith-Canter Gym, and the Turner Student Center, having a student lounge with a big-screen TV, the campus bookstore, the campus post office, and a snack bar with video games and vending machines. Additional facilities include an indoor swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a playing field, and an outdoor amphitheater with a seating capacity of 1,200. Equine courses are taught at the VI Riding Center, which is made up of two indoor rings, one outdoor ring, and stables for 80 horses, located ten minutes from campus on 132 acres.

In recent years, cutting-edge computer technology has been integrated into all facets of the college, including: a computer imaging lab, a computer-assisted writing center, a digitalized library featuring an on-line catalog system, multi-site access to the Internet, a computer website (, computer orientation/education courses, and a one-to-one computer/student ratio in the classroom. Residence hall rooms are fully equipped with cable TV hook-ups and direct inward dialing telephone lines so student residents have in-room voice mail capabilities and Internet access.

Athletics/Coaches Directory
Presently, Virginia Intermont fields intercollegiate teams in men's and women's tennis, men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, and women's softball. These athletic programs are affiliated nationally with the National Association of College Athletics (NAIA), and regionally with the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC). The Cobra men's basketball and tennis teams have won the conference title and advanced to the national championships for the past two consecutive seasons.

In conjunction with its equine studies program, Intermont has produced a nationally ranked Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) riding team.

Scholarship money is available for all athletic programs at Virginia Intermont. Student athletes are recruited for their contribution to the athletic program while pursuing a college education.

Financial Aid 
Ninety percent of all students attending Virginia Intermont receive financial aid. Aid is available at the College through the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Work Study programs. All Virginia residents are eligible to receive a grant. Residents of Georgia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., may also apply for state-based aid. A number of scholarships are available for those who do not qualify for federal aid; these include honor scholarships and theWhitehead Foundation Scholarship. Loans at low interest rates are available from the Virginia Intermont College Loan Association, the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program, the Keesee Educational Loan Fund, and the Pickett and Hatcher Loan Fund. Benefits are available for veterans and veterans' dependents.

An academic scholarship program has been implemented for students with grade point averages from 2.5 to 4.0. Scholarships vary from $500 to full tuition, based on the student's qualifications.  

Admission Requirements
Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school, with at least a C average, who have taken a minimum of 15 units (4 units of English, 2 units of college-preparatory math, 2 units of social science, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 6 units of other electives). Students may also be admitted under the early admission plan after their junior year in high school. Applicants who have a GED diploma, those who have satisfactorily completed 24 semester hours of college work, or those seeking admission as special (non-degree seeking) students are also considered.

Transfer students are welcome. Transfer credit is subject to approval by the academic dean before the student's acceptance by the College, and a cumulative grade average of C or better must be attained before admission to the upper division. Virginia Intermont requires that the final 30 semester hours toward degree requirements be earned at the College.

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