A college town. A small university. A big heart.
Can’t you just see yourself on our spectacularly beautiful campus in one of America’s great college towns? Founded in 1839, Longwood University is located in historic Farmville, in the heart of Virginia. According to The Princeton Review, Longwood is one of the best colleges in the South. We have about 4,400 undergrads. Obviously, you’ll get the personal attention you need and the opportunity to shine.
You will be valued. And you will be happy.
Fall 2013 enrollment
Graduate students: 500
Enrolled freshman class
Middle 50% Range
GPA: 3.07 – 3.61
ACT Composite: 19 – 24
SAT: 930 – 1080
Longwood makes every effort to provide qualified students with the opportunity to attend college — 72 percent of Longwood students receive financial aid through merit-based scholarships or need-based packages. The preferred deadline to apply for financial aid is March 1. However, students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and aid before that deadline.
Exceptional academics. Dedicated faculty.
Longwood has a reputation for getting students ready to hit the ground running in graduate school or their chosen professions. We have more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations, and an average class size of 21. Team that up with our inspirational faculty — and we mean inspirational — and you can take on any challenges. At Longwood, the student-faculty relationship is one of partnership and friendship. Professors will know more about you than just your name. They’ll stop you on campus just to chat, to find out how you’re doing, to help you succeed. That’s how it is here.
Select a track that suits your interests. Conduct research, travel abroad, complete an internship, perform field work or student teach. You will gain real-world experience to jump-start your future, thanks to our hands-on experience requirement.
National Park Service
The Late Show with David Letterman
The New York Times
U.S. House of Representatives
Maybe it’s the beautiful campus. Maybe it’s the “be yourself” attitude. Maybe it’s the unsolicited acts of kindness. Happiness is how we define life at Longwood. There’s something for everyone. We’ve got Greek life (fraternities and sororities). We’ve got service and leadership groups. Got talent? We’ve got a radio station and newspaper. We’ve got bands — just choose your genre. Join the Longwood dance company, or concert choir, or theater group. You can get involved as a freshman. In town, we’ve got funky shops, trendy restaurants, an eight-movie cineplex, lively nightlife and three golf courses. You will love it.
Minutes to scenic escapes
Longwood is 30 minutes (or less) away from five beautiful state and national parks.
The heart of Virginia
It won’t take long to reach any other destination in Virginia and beyond, thanks to Longwood’s location in the heart of the state.
Richmond: 1 hour
Charlottesville: 11/4 hours
Roanoke: 2 hours
Williamsburg: 21/2 hours
Virginia Beach: 3 hours
Washington, D.C.: 3 hours
Baltimore: 4 hours
Philadelphia: 6 hours
Myrtle Beach: 6 hours
New York City: 71/4 hours
NCAA Division I athletics. Lancer pride.
Longwood Lancers compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Impressive? Absolutely. Club and intramural sports are huge as well. If “you got game,” we’ve got the program. Looking to train? Our state-of-the-art fitness center is complete with top-of-the-line cardio equipment, an elevated track, racquetball courts and fitness classes ranging from spin to Zumba. The action is
Yes, we will prep you for the outside world, to make you an exceptional candidate for whatever path you take — graduate school or a career. But while you’re at Longwood, our job is to inspire you — to become a better person; to discover yourself; to do more than you ever thought you could; to appreciate the value in giving back to the community. Along the way, you’ll grow into what we call a “citizen leader.” We will inspire you, because we know you will inspire us.
Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars
Our Honors College provides an enriched undergraduate experience that not only challenges you and expands your mind, but also makes you part of a truly one-of-a-kind community.
For the 15th straight year, U.S. News & World Report selected Longwood as one of America’s Best Colleges among Regional Universities in the South, ranking 11th in the Top Public School category and 33rd overall — including private institutions.