Virginia Intermont College: Narrative Description

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1013 Moore St.
Bristol, VA 24201-4298
Tel: (276)669-6101
Free: 800-451-1842
Admissions: (540)645-7857
Fax: (276)669-5763
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Baptist Church. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 13-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3859 per student. Total enrollment: 1,152. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 620 applied, 66% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,002 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 150 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 36 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at King College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,850 includes full-time tuition ($14,500), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($5650). College room only: $2750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $190 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Committee, Christian Student Union, Equestrian Club, Business Organization for Student Success. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Homecoming, Christmas at VI. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 490 college housing spaces available; 434 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. F. Hicks Library with 93,382 books, 9,350 microform titles, 76 serials, 2,247 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $154,390. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

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.

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