B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Longwood University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
201 High St
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
73%
SAT Scores Range
930-1090
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Longwood University

Cost

Net Price
$15,871/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,651/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,120/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,094/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,177/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,749/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,183Undergrads
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 40 responses
Report
  • Driven
    35%
  • Independent
    35%
  • Experienced in work force
    10%
  • I think it's the "typical" college student.
    10%
  • Caring and friendly
    5%
  • Cares too much about self-presentation
    3%
  • Rude and snobish
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.78 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Home away from Home
    24%
  • Welcoming
    24%
  • Amazing
    7%
  • Bland
    5%
  • Boring
    2%
  • There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
    2%

After Longwood University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses

Longwood University Reviews

989 reviews
All Categories
Longwood is a great school that offers much to its students. A relatively small school, not many people know about it which makes it a more unique school that can really engage its students to learn. In the heart of Farmville, it's a nice scenic location with much to do outside of studying on campus, such as many state parks. The family and tradition one finds at Longwood is unmatched at other colleges. I didn't have any outstanding reason for picking Longwood, but I'm glad I did and I wouldn't pick any other college, go Lancers!
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I love it there! Professors really get to know you and want to see you succeed not just in their class but in all your classes. Also every class is taught towards your major no matter if it is education or nursing professors try to relate what they are teaching to things you might encounter with your major. The school is in a small town there's not much to do around town, but there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus. They encourage everyone to get involved in something to help make your experience there better. We have a lot of corny traditions but they are fun to participate in. They make you feel like a kid again. The student body is small with 4,580 stuendts but everybody there is very friendly, "southern hospitality". Even all the workers who work at the campus like the maintenance, cafeteria staff, and gardeners. It is an amazing place to go to school.
Longwood is a great school for those who would actually like to learn in their search for higher education. It is a tightly nit community with a place for everyone. The class sizes are far smaller than most people would think for college, allowing students to be more involved and able to apply their knowledge without feeling lost in a crowd of students all just trying to scrape by.

Most of my professors were very nice and intelligent people, giving students chances to apply what they know and grading based on ability rather than memorization. I only had a problem with one of my professors, who would become frustrated and skip over important steps in math problems. However, the rest I would enjoy taking another class with as their classes were interesting and challenging without forcing memorization.

For anyone looking for an actual education I would recommend Longwood. Especially the education programs which it is clear that a lot of work has been put into making it great.