- 4 Year
- FARMVILLE, VA
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- Academicsgrade B minus
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade C
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade B
Students come to Longwood caring about a lot of things. What they do about it makes them a Lancer.
Lancers are engaged members of their communities from all walks of life who think bigger than themselves and want to do the hard work of shaping the world as they follow their own path to more than 100 different degree options.
The heart of a Longwood education is Civitae, our curriculum that challenges students to find interconnected ideas, think deeply about issues our country is wrestling with and develop creative solutions to problems. We’ve taken what’s typically the most boring and disconnected part of your college education and made it work to not only make actual sense (shocker!) but to give you the foundational skills that employers look for - from creative problem solving to effective communication.
You can get a degree from a lot of places. A Longwood degree means you’ve gone through the process to be a better scientist, a better entrepreneur, a better teacher, a better you.
Longwood University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Business108 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities108 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies58 Graduates
- Communications54 Graduates
- Nursing54 Graduates
- Psychology50 Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services35 Graduates
- Visual and Performing Arts34 Graduates
- Biology31 Graduates
- English26 Graduates
Civitae Core Curriculum
Civitae is Longwood University’s distinctive curriculum designed for students who are up to the challenge. It’s the challenge of being a citizen. The challenge of valuing diverse perspectives. The challenge of critical thought. Through Civitae, students rise to that challenge—building the skills for meaningful lives and careers and forming deep relationships with each other and our community.
- Mix of Online and on Campus14%
- On Campus79%
- I think it's the "typical" college student.19%
- Caring and friendly12%
- Experienced in work force6%
- Rude and snobish6%
- Home away from Home24%
- There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.7%
- Home away from home6%
Longwood University Reviews
Longwood's staff is welcoming and engaged. Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, Advisors, and Deans as well as professors all made me feel welcome. I've enjoyed meeting other students and getting involved in clubs and on-campus organizations. I am part of the Cormier Honors College which provides additional perks and benefits, as well as positive academic challenges. Dorms are air-conditioned, but not always cool. Common areas are nice! Some dorms have thicker walls while others have thinner walls, but some have newer and some have older bathrooms, overall, everything in the dorms is in good shape. I wish there were more "freshly cooked" items in the dining hall. For example, I love the omelets made to order, but scrambled eggs aren't great. I love the "all you can eat" option and meal exchange program! I love that there are fun and memorable traditions!
During my time at this school, I learned so much, not only in my classes, but with the many extra-curricular activities offered there. It was these opportunities that crafted my passion for what I do today as a career.
When it came to my curriculum, I have to thank Longwood University and its exceptional English program for helping me excel as a working writer. The professors were tough, but not mean, and the studies were focused, deliberate, and productive. Every professor I met was so passionate and so caring, and I still feel so honored to have been able to be taught and mentored by them.
Finally, I should mention that I greatly appreciate the university's requirement to get an internship as that really lit a fire under me to pursue early career development opportunities. Without my internships and without Longwood University, I would not have been able to get a shot at working where I do now.
Thank you, Longwood!
Over the years, I have stayed in touch with Longwood by serving on the Alumni Board, attending events there, and helping my students with the admissions process. Even though the faces have changed, the friendly, helpful, and supportive nature has not changed since I was a student there. I have always been impressed with the support that everyone gives students at Longwood and the students who graduate from there have the tools to be successful leaders in their fields and community. All you have to do is set foot on campus to know that you have found your home!