See what students say:

Academics

Longwood University offers "small class sizes and one-on-one time with professors" in an "intimate atmosphere" that "gives you the best chance to succeed in your field of choice." A senior says, "If you are looking for a rigorous academic career, you will be challenged with one," and all agree that "Longwood has an excellent education program." A mathematics education major says, "At Longwood, all my professors know me by name and genuinely care about my education," and students feel that "smaller classes help make connections with the professors," which "lead to a comfortable and open learning environment." Professors are "passionate," "qualified, and challenging but provide a positive interaction" and are known to "facilitate discussion rather than just lecture." Students say, "Hands-on experience is very common as part of learning," and students add that professors are "personable, friendly, and eager to teach" in addition to being "easily accessible outside of the classroom." However, a few acknowledge that their "general education" professors were "not so good," but they say "once you get into your major classes…you get to know the teachers better and have a greater experience."

Student Body

At Longwood University "students are happy, polite, and eager to be on campus" as well as "motivated and hardworking." The student body is predominately female, and most say the typical students are "female majors in education" who "spend a lot of time socializing." Students say they "fit in well with others and balance time between school work and extracurricular activities," adding, "A typical student is someone who likes to go and party, but they know when they need to buckle down." Overall, there's a "jeans and hoodie vibe" among students," and students say they are "down-to-earth, focused on their major, and having a wild college experience." It's clear that "social aspects revolve around the Greek life," and a freshman says: "If you're [not in] a sorority or a frat you're pretty much out of luck and out in the cold." However others insist that "anyone can find a place to fit in here at Longwood," and they say, "People who do not want to drink…can go to Lancer Productions events during the weekends." However, it's worth nothing that Farmville is a small town, and "To stay occupied during the weekends, some creativity needs to be employed."

Campus Life

Longwood University is "a small school with friendly people and a wonderful atmosphere." Students say, "The campus is gorgeous throughout the year," and "Longwood is a community with immense history and tradition." A sophomore says, "I chose Longwood University because of the tight-knit community and sense of belonging that you feel as soon as you step on campus," and many agree that "Longwood University is all about student participation" and that the school "does all it can to get the students involved on campus." Students say, "Longwood has so many clubs, organizations, resources, etc." so students can "really try" and "find out who they really are and what they are really passionate about." Most feel that "Longwood University takes pride in setting students up for success by creating a positive campus" and that it's a "beautiful environment [with] good facilities." There are complaints that "the university could communicate better with its students in the area of finances," and most feel "the dining hall could improve."

Overview

Applicants
4,166
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
300
with Terminal Degree
205

154
Women
146
Men
22
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Graphic Design.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tina Barrett
Professional Golfer

Charlaine Coetzee-Hirst
Professional Golfer

Michael Tucker
Professional Baseball Player

Harold Hatchett
VP of Investor Relations, Royal Dutch Shell Group

Shawn Marshall
Chief Financial Officer of JEMM Industries

Joan Brock
Ass. Secretary/Treasurer Dollar Tree Store, Inc.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,387

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,311

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,703

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,802

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,800
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,210
Required Fees
$4,890
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,584
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,355
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

7.22%
African-American
4.01%
Hispanic
80.72%
Caucasian
3.11%
Unknown

66% female
34% male
3% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
175
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
11

18% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Lancers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Lancers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Phone
4343952060

Email
admissions@longwood.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Brock Commons
Lankford Student Union
Health and Fitness Center
Greenwood Library
Dorrill Dining Hall
Science Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Area Lakes
Civil War Sites
Downtown Farmville
Longwood Landings

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnight Dorm Stays available for accepted students only Sunday-Wednesday.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free bus service in surrounding community, Greyhound Bus Service, Richmond Airport 1 1/2 hour away

Driving Instructions to Campus
See web site at http://www.whylongwood.com/comevisit/directions.htm

Local Accommodations
Several motels and Bed and Breakfast Inns in local vincinty. Price range $55.00-$100.00 per night


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