Longwood University Overview
Longwood University is a public institution located in Farmville, Virginia. The surrounding location of Farmville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Longwood University Known For?
- Students at Longwood have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Longwood.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Longwood University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Longwood.
|#45||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#45||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Longwood has earned from around the web.
|#18||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#23||Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates||College Factual|
|#23||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#25||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#26||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#31||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies||College Factual|
Where Is Longwood University?
Contact details for Longwood are given below.
|Address:||201 High St, Farmville, VA 23909|
How Do I Get Into Longwood?
You can apply to Longwood online at: www.longwood.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Longwood
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Longwood?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 93% of students accepted to Longwood submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 550.
Can I Afford Longwood University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Longwood, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,177 a year. That adds up to $28,708 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Longwood is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Longwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 587 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,793 full-time undergraduates at Longwood, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Longwood University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||377|
|Hispanic or Latino||217|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Longwood University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 28 countries are represented at Longwood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom.
Online Learning at Longwood University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Longwood has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 55th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Longwood
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Longwood University was 373.6%. This is the #173 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Longwood regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Longwood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||5%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Longwood ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Longwood.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Business Administration & Management||#44|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#57|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Longwood University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||142||18||160|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||140||0||140|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||67||0||67|
|Communication & Media Studies||64||0||64|
|Health & Physical Education||45||0||45|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||36||36|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||34||0||34|
|Design & Applied Arts||24||0||24|
|General English Literature||20||0||20|
|Natural Resources Conservation||19||0||19|
|Political Science & Government||19||0||19|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||16||0||16|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||12||0||12|
|Allied Health Professions||4||0||4|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Webster Geneva under License
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