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Longwood University

Farmville, VA, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in central Virginia and one of the oldest universities in the United States. Longwood awards undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study and all students participate in internships or fieldwork at some point during their college career. In addition to classroom facilities, the university operates an environmental research laboratory for fieldwork. Throughout the year, Longwood hosts two major all-campus weekend celebrations: Oktoberfest and Spring Weekend.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
26%
Submitting ACT
93%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1049
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,074
Total Number of Undergrads
4,472
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,162
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,340
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,300
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,890
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,428
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,978
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,355

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,428
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
207
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
65%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lancers
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Richmond
Washington
Norfolk
Charlottesville
Lynchburg
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
58%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,300

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Longwood is literally the best college around. I am so glad I attended LU and now I have a great networking base! The town is great, the professors are amazing, and the school itself creates a great environment in which to grow and learn.
Megan from Newport News, VA
Super homey campus, its a pleasure to be here. I love knowing everyone, and having a personal relationship with my professors. The lancer spirit can be felt throughout the campus.
David from Leesburg, VA

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