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New rankings laud Longwood for “girl power”

September 6, 2013

Longwood University

Longwood University has been included in a top-10 national ranking of the "Biggest Girl Power Schools" by the online magazine Her Campus. In addition, Longwood recently was included in a list of Virginia colleges with the Best Student-Teacher Ratios by The College Database.

Longwood is No. 8 in the "Biggest Girl Power Schools" list, part of the Her Campus 2013 College Rankings, which includes Yale University and Smith and Wellesley colleges. "Longwood has opened its doors to men, but its history of women's leadership still stands out," says the accompanying article. Her Campus calls itself "the #1 online community for college women."

This designation joins four other national or regional rankings of best colleges in which Longwood has been included in the past 15 months.

In early August, the Princeton Review, an education services company, selected Longwood as one of 138 institutions in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region survey. Longwood was included in this list last year as well. In February, the Princeton Review also selected Longwood as one of 75 public institutions to be featured in its book, The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.

For the fourth consecutive year, Longwood was included as one of the best colleges in the United States in the annual survey published by Forbes magazine, announced in late July. The list includes 650 undergraduate institutions.

Longwood is for the 15th straight year ranked among the best colleges in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. The most recent "Best Colleges" report, released in September 2012, ranks Longwood No. 11 in the Top Public Schools category for Regional Universities in the South. Among all Regional Universities in the South, including private institutions, Longwood is ranked in the Top Tier at No. 33.