Longwood University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a public university located on a 60-acre campus in Farmville, Virginia, about 65 miles west of Richmond. Hampden-Sydney College is nearby. Longwood believes in hands-on learning experiences, and all students are required to take part in an internship or research project. The university also offers a wide range of study-abroad opportunities. Longwood has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. The school frequently ranks well among southeastern colleges. On the athletic front, most teams of the Longwood Lancers compete independently at the NCAA Division I level.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4727
Total Grad Students: 601
Undergraduate Students: 4126
Faculty: 211

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 34%
Percent Female: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Information

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Six-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

201 High St
Farmville Virginia 23909


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 560
Math 460 550

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -75%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 3500

Room and Board: 8114

Tuition and Fees: 22380

Total Cost: 34994

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 10530

Total Cost – In-State: 23144

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5936

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 55%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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