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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Longwood is a public university located in Farmville, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,793 undergraduate students. The Longwood acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 69% of students, Longwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
201 High St
Farmville, VA 23909
About Longwood...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

Longwood University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Longwood Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1150
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,532/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,384/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,793Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
531
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Driven
    28%
  • Independent
    28%
  • I think it's the "typical" college student.
    20%
  • Caring and friendly
    7%
  • Experienced in work force
    7%
  • Rude and snobish
    6%
  • Cares too much about self-presentation
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.93 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Friendly
    29%
  • Welcoming
    27%
  • Home away from Home
    21%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Bland
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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This University is my home away from home. The campus is beautiful, the classes are small, and the professors are AMAZING. Worth every penny even if the food really isn't, though it does always have staples and things you can make yourself which helps (plus coffee is coffee). My only real complaint is lack of diversity, though it is getting better and I know has part to blame with the location. There's not much in Farmville, except some really great nature spots, so most of your fun is on campus (get involved). If you're thinking about making the move to Longwood, come visit us! Meet our outgoing students and wonderful professors!
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I have attended Longwood University for just one year, but I couldn’t ask for a better school to go to. I was super scared leaving home and finding my way around a new place, but the campus is not only beautiful, but it’s small and easy to find your way around it. Throughout the semester, the personal advisors we are given are absolutely amazing! The professors are super helpful when you need them to be, but can be very strict when it comes to attendance. The dorms are a decent size, and absolutely everything I brought fit perfectly into my room. The area around the school isn’t much, but there’s a local movie theater, and bowling alley if you want to go out with friends and have some fun! There’s plenty of food options around the school, but Longwood's dining hall isn’t that great. The party scene isn’t too crazy, But we party hard at Longwood! Longwood overall is just an incredible school and experience!
Longwood University is like one big, diverse family. There is a club or organization for almost anything you can imagine, so you can find your space! With small class sizes, you know everyone around you and get more out of class. Professors and faculty actually know your name and are able and willing to provide you with career and internship opportunities. It also doesn't hurt that the campus is stunningly beautiful! I'm so glad I go to Longwood University!