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.

“It is easy to get comfortable here. No matter what kind of person you are, it is easy for you to find your own niche, do what you want and still feel like you’re making an impact.” – Bharani Sankar ’16, Biology

Quick Facts

Student-Faculty ratio

Fall 2013 enrollment
Undergraduates: 4,400
Freshmen: 1,100
Transfers: 200
Graduate students: 500

Enrolled freshman class
Middle 50% Range
GPA: 3.07 – 3.61
ACT Composite: 19 – 24
SAT: 930 – 1080

Costs and financial aid
Annual undergraduate tuition, room, board and fees for 2014–15:
Virginia Resident: $20,800
Non-Virginia Resident: $34,600

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.

Entering freshmen come from
Northern Virginia
Greater Richmond
Other Virginia areas
Hampton Roads
Out-of-state and international

When to apply
Early Action

December 1
December 1
December 1
December 1
November 1
March 1

By mid-January
By mid-February
By mid-March
By mid-March
Within 3 weeks
Within 5 weeks (students are strongly encouraged to apply before March 1)


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.

Past internships

Cincinnati Reds
National Geographic
National Park Service


Philadelphia Eagles
The Late Show with David Letterman
The New York Times
U.S. House of Representatives
Warner Brothers
Washington Nationals



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.

Clubs and organizations
Find your niche, from belly dancing to academic honoraries.

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

Softball Champions
The Lancers advanced to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big South Conference title.

Club and intramural sports
We have something for everyone. Casual competitor or weekend warrior — you'll find your game at Longwood.

Men’s varsity sports
Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Tennis

Women’s varsity sports
Basketball • Cross Country • Field Hockey • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Tennis

Club sports
Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Color Guard • Equestrian • Field Hockey • Fishing Football • Golf • Lacrosse • Rugby • Soccer • Swimming • Tennis • Volleyball • Wrestling

Intramural sports
Basketball • Dodgeball • Flag Football • Sand Volleyball • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Ultimate Frisbee • Wallyball …and more



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.

Early course registration
Preferred housing
Study abroad
Research opportunities

Honors and awards
For the fourth year in a row, Longwood University was included in Forbes America’s Top Colleges (2013) — a list of only 650 undergraduate institutions.

Longwood is recognized as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review for 2014, and was selected as one of 75 public institutions to be featured in its book, The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.

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.