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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  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 3,953 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Longwood acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology. Graduating 65% of students, Longwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
About Longwood University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Longwood University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,835/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,786/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,451/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,580/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,640/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,953Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Driven
    31%
  • Independent
    31%
  • I think it's the "typical" college student.
    15%
  • Experienced in work force
    8%
  • Caring and friendly
    6%
  • Cares too much about self-presentation
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Home away from Home
    24%
  • Welcoming
    24%
  • Amazing
    8%
  • Bland
    4%
  • There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
    4%
  • Boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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I love the environment! There are great professors and faculty that want to see you succeed. The campus as a whole is beautiful, even with the construction. There are always people hanging around on the lawns, studying, playing volleyball, walking their dogs. You walk outside and there is no reason to go back in. I found a home.
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Longwood University, in my opinion, is the best school in the state of Virginia. The teachers are paid the least in the commonwealth, yet they work the hardest. In my major, Communications, I have so many opportunities to learn and build my resume. I can branch out on campus from athletics to academics, with equal opportunity to all. The greek life is very open, inclusive, and harmonious and has a strict no hazing rule. Longwood also requires at least one internship before you graduate. This helps students put their minds to building their resume. Longwood's biggest goal is to educate their students and equip them with the skills to thrive after college.
Longwood University is a really good school. The staff is very helpful as well as dedicated and their curriculum is set up in a manner where students are set on a pretty straight path to graduate. However, I would like to see Longwood better accommodate transfer students. It was really hard to find classes because I transferred in from a community college with so many of my prerequisites and electives complete, I found my self either having to wait until certain classes were offered or I had to take 2 pillar classes before I could really dig into my classes.