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| VI's new president, Dr. Phillips, has totally changed around the school. Including; renovations for Science hall (from paint, chairs, roof, elevator), Main Hall bathrooms (gutted, new everything), new side walks, along with MANY renovations at the barn, and new horses every year!! Also they are starting events to coincide with downtown events, art and exhibits! |
VI is a wonderful small town college, lots of charm, wonderful teachers and great sports. Yes there are negatives, isn't there with any school?
As for a 'social life' - it's a college, of course there are things to do, parties, the lake, Johnson City, not to mention the student life director plans trips and activities ALL the time, white water rafting, hiking, skiing, bands!! Ask questions at open house, talk to students, research online - figure out if VI is the right college for you before going!
|Oct 20 2011|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| First of all, let me clarify that my major was actually Equine and my descriptions of my department pertain to the equine department. However, Equine was not an option for majors on this website and I earned a minor in Math. I was challenged at VI academically and extracurricularly on the riding teams as well as personally with my relationships with peers and professors. I do not regret any of my time spent at this school. I was a part of the honors program, and that increased the challenge of the courses as well as the quality of the professors. The honors program opens doors to the students to gain direct access to the best professors and programs on campus. The size of the school allows for very personal relationships with those professors which then allows for a very personalized education. I believe that any student can gain any level of education from this school depending directly upon the effort the student applies. The more a student wants and works, the more they will get. I wanted and worked a lot and therefore received a very high quality education, that is what i want to emphasize the most. yes, the school is old and the buildings resemble that. Yes the town is small but that is never hidden or suggested otherwise to incoming students. No, VI is not for everybody, I am not going to pretend it is, but for the student who wants a very personalized education with accessible and personally invested professors, a friendly community of a campus, and a bit of old school charm, then VI is the place to go. |
|May 10 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| While some individuals will look at Virginia Intermont College as having poor aesthetic appeal with little to do, this is naturally an opinion based in personal preference. For those who are looking for an opportunity to improve themselves, gain a degree, and do all this while not drinking heavily on a nightly basis, then Virginia Intermont is a great choice. For those that want to be an individual in an environment with small classes and individualized attention, then Virginia Intermont is an excellent choice. Bristol certainly doesn't have an extensive night life, but it has a great arts scene and plenty of opportunities for the natural enthusiast. At the college you will find friends, recognition, and opportunity if you are sociable and amiable. If you are, however, an alcoholic that attends college to sneak into the back row of your classes, get a passing grade, and get out, then Virginia Intermont is not for you. By no means is Virginia Intermont pristine from an aesthetic perspective, but the family atmosphere, and small campus size allows your heart to grow and overlook such things. By no means is Virginia Intermont falling apart, as some would have you believe, but its buildings do reflect the fact they are well over one hundred years old. |
|May 02 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |