Virginia Intermont College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

Virginia Intermont College
Virginia Intermont College. zabethanne / Flickr

Note: Virginia Intermont College closed in May, 2014, following financial and accreditation problems. 

Virginia Intermont College Description:

Virginia Intermont College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Bristol, Virginia. The 147-acre campus sits adjacent to the Holston mountain range and the Blue Ridge Mountains and is just an hour from Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. The town of Bristol also offers a lively cultural scene, as it is considered the "Birthplace of Country Music." Academically, Virginia Intermont has a student faculty ratio of 8 to 1 and offers 16 undergraduate areas of study.

The most popular programs include interdisciplinary studies, business administration, equine studies and photography and digital imaging. The residential environment is close-knit, and students participate actively in campus life, which encompasses nearly 20 student clubs and organizations, an extensive equestrian program and a diverse spiritual community. The Virginia Intermont Cobras compete in the NAIA Division II Appalachian Athletic Conference in baseball, basketball, golf, softball, soccer, volleyball and cycling.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 378 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,642
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,849
  • Other Expenses: $6,200
  • Total Cost: $39,891

Virginia Intermont College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,663
    • Loans: $7,585

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Equine Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Photography

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 53%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Virginia Intermont College Mission Statement:

"Virginia Intermont College is a liberal arts-based, baccalaureate-granting institution serving traditional students in its professional programs and in its humanities, arts, social science and natural science curricula. Virginia Intermont also serves the educational needs of its regional adult population through its Evening and Weekend College. The college is dedicated to delivering to all of its students an educational experience in which critical thinking, creativity, oral and written communication and cultural appreciation are fundamental components. Virginia Intermont strives in its service to its students to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, aesthetic, and professional development."