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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?

996 Undergraduate Awards
$35,705 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Longwood University

Contact details for Longwood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 High St, Farmville, VA 23909
Phone: 434-395-2000

How Do I Get Into Longwood?

You can apply to Longwood online at:

Admission Requirements for Longwood

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Longwood?

92% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 92%, Longwood is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Longwood University  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Longwood University  ( 470 to 550 )
Longwood received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Longwood University  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Longwood University?

$35,705 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Longwood is $35,705. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

3,793 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,324 undergraduate students at Longwood, with 3,793 being full-time and 531 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Longwood

There are also 587 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,793 full-time undergraduates at Longwood, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Longwood

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Longwood University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Longwood Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 41
Black or African American 377
Hispanic or Latino 217
White 2,794
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 306

Geographic Diversity

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

303 Took All Classes Online
428 Took At Least One Class Online
373.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 428 students took at least one online class at the school.

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.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 142 18 160
Liberal Arts General Studies 140 0 140
Criminal Justice & Corrections 67 0 67
Nursing 66 0 66
Communication & Media Studies 64 0 64
General Biology 59 0 59
Communication Sciences 33 24 57
General Psychology 56 0 56
General Education 0 50 50
History 47 0 47
Health & Physical Education 45 0 45
Social Work 41 0 41
Sociology 40 0 40
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
Computer Science 17 0 17
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 16 0 16
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 12 0 12
Mathematics 12 0 12
Anthropology 8 0 8
Chemistry 5 0 5
Allied Health Professions 4 0 4
Physics 4 0 4
Economics 2 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 996 128 1,124


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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