About Longwood University

Founded in 1839, Longwood University. is a Public college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 4,520 full time undergraduate students, and 364 full time graduate students.

The Longwood University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 252 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Longwood University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range870-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at LU are considered Selective, with ,34% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 39% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Longwood University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
34%
“We live for the big game”
23%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
19%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
34%
“We live for the big game”
23%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
19%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Longwood University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    79 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    53 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    83 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    82 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    82 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    82 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    83 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    82 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Longwood University?

41 Students rated Longwood University

Kiara - 06/13/2021

Being a minority at a predominantly white school is actually pretty cool at Longwood. I don't feel judged nor am I ever mistreated. It is an all around good and comfortable school to be at. I've met a lot of nice people and the professors are the kindest and most efficient individuals ever.

Lily - 05/09/2021

Loved the small class sizes, hated everything else. Truly had the worst experience of my life. The people were cliquey, rude, superficial, and judgmental. My safety was put at risk and staff did not care. The town is isolated. Dorms are disgusting. I thought there would be a large focus on academics but everyone I met was apathetic and just looked forward to partying. I don't know who actually fits in here, but if you're looking for diversity, inclusion, and NICE people, stay away. I made the mistake of going to a small school due to my anxiety about big ones. Go out of your comfort zone and choose another school.

Crimson

Though I wish it held more clubs and activities, it is assured that you will find one that fits your likes. It is clean, large, but not overwhelming. The campus has at least 5,000 students overall and bus stops are accessible all over on campus, off campus, and in front of multiple stores such as Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, and other restaurants. When you first enter the college, they give a packet of coupons for all the restaurants which is always exciting. I definitely recommend it.

Shavon

Longwood University is a small campus that is beneficial to all its inhabitants. There's a sense of togetherness and everyone is so friendly. The surrounding stores are antique but they hold a great sense of community and love. The education aspect is great because there are professors who actually want to see you succeed, its your personal advisors you have to watch out for (at least in my major).

Longwood University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Longwood University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Longwood University is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Study and make flash cards! Just those two would've made a world of a difference. Good thing I know that now though. Also not to procrastinate even though that's easier said than done. It also helps a lot to have a desk calender and write on it when everything is due and when meetings are. It helps with organization and reduces stress during the year.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates (as usually they are honors classes) are dedicated to their studies and care about what they are learning, they talk directly with eachother as well as the teacher when in discussion - you don't need to hide your opinions from them.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Every can succeed at this school, even the partiers. I wouldn't attend Longwood if you don't like the country or a small community feel.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst part about Longwood University is the fact that freshman are not allowed to have cars on campus. This is the worst part because of how often i would like to go home. I unfortantly can not travel home with out my parent coming to get me. That is hard to do when your parent works full time.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school does not have a football team, however it has just as much, if not more, school spirit as larger schools with teams. We have a very close knit community and lean on each other, students and faculty alike. Longwood is my home. Classes are small and professors know every student by name and face and are invested in each student's success.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Longwood University is over an hour drive one way from my house and even further than my work. I work full-time while attending Longwood University full-time, which has been extremely difficult.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Longwood is extremely beautiful, friendly, and benefial in my life.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    An individual that is accustomed to a surburban/urban lifestyle and is now ready to settle down and have some time to themselves or someone who is planning on becoming a teacher. That is the type of individual that I would recommend to come to Longwood University. Someone that is okay with not having to go out every weekend, but rather, have some time to themselves and just have a place to study. I have found that Longwood is a great place to study since it has a lot of quiet time, but has a lot to offer as well.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    Its small class size. Students are more committed and are able to form close bonds with professors. It's also not as overwhelming as colleges that have 200+ students in a class. You're not just a number. Professors make an effort to learn all of their students' names. General Education courses can expect to have around 40 students while upper level classes average around 20 students.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about how many friends I've made since I've been here. Most everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of organizations and clubs to get involved with. Everyone has a place here at Longwood University.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Farmville isn't a very big town and therefore, there's not much here to do.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Longwood University is known for its small time country feel. Farmville is in a small town where there is not much to do compared to a larger city. Most people rely on friendships for entertainment or become heavily involved. Longwood does offer some wonderful outdoors activities within the Farmville community. There is a High Bridge Trail that is really unique. It is about a 2 hour bike ride to the bridge and back. The town has bike rental shops, which are fairly inexpensive. There is also a river and some really unique shops downtown.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Longwood is ideal for people who want a small school they can know lots of people and be involved in lots of things. Definitley a college town. A ton of school pride. Is getting much harder to get in. Beautiful campus and small town allows you to focus on the college experience.

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  15. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    sometimes stuck up, a good amount of girls and guys, pretty smart and yes

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    classes and majors are small which is great. positive pressure to do well in school. The library is a great place to study because you can socialize a little while studying. It's not overlly competitive but can be challenging. Definitley prepared me for a job. Allowed to me suceed academically.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek Life is very important! All of the sororities and frats have stereotypes which arn't hard to figure out after a little while there. It's basically Greek, Athletes, Jesus Freaks and then everyone else. Living in the dorms is a great experience cause everyone is together and friendly. Off campus is just as much fun casue its such a small town that its only a short walk to friends places or parties. Parties are great! the weekend starts on thursday. The only bar in town (most often call "The bar" but known as mulligans" is where everyone of age is thursday night. Then everyone wanders to parties. Cops are pretty cool so you won't likely get in trouble if your careful. Still plenty of things to do if you don't drink

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    stuck up, mostly girls, not smart enough to go to jmu, big partiers

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Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

4,520

Total Undergrad Enrollment

364

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

184

Student Organizations

10

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

61%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

78% of students attending Longwood University receive some sort of financial aid. 27% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,670

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,350

Books and Supplies

$10,685

Room and Board

38,705

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,786
$30 - $48K
$17,451
$48 - $75K
$19,580
$75 - $110K
$23,316
$110K & UP
$24,640

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