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About VI

Virginia Intermont College, located in Bristol, Virginia, offers the warmth of a small town and the variety of a cosmopolitan area. Surrounded by a Tri-Cities area population of approximately 500,000, our campus of approximately 400 gives students a comfortable atmosphere where close relationships form and flourish.

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound with easy access to boating, hiking, rafting, biking and winter skiing. Bristol is the “Birthplace of Country Music,” and, as expected, has a lively music scene, including Rhythm and Roots – an annual music festival celebrating the region’s musical heritage. Additionally, Bristol became a designated Virginia Main Street community in 2011.

Our students are a diverse group with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Students from 30 states and eight countries fill VI’s campus.

A student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 ensures that everyone will know your name. We value uniqueness and individual worth and commit ourselves to involving you in our spirit of community.

Our students earn real world experience in a diverse array of degree programs from equine studies and photography and digital imaging to legal studies and theatre arts.

We focus on intellectual freedom and foster a climate for an open exchange of ideas. Critical thinking, creativity, oral and written communication and cultural appreciation are central to the educational experience. VI strives to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and professional development.