Founded in 1839, Longwood is a proud, historic Virginia public university. We are a place rich with tradition, where a beautiful campus and committed faculty inspire students to become citizen leaders and establish valuable and meaningful connections.
In the classroom or on Brock Commons, Longwood students live and learn in one of the most beautiful places in Virginia.
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Lancers are champions on the field of play as well as the classroom! Not only did both the men's and women's basketball teams make the NCAA Tournament in 2022, but our softball team has also spent the last decade dominating the Big South Conference!
Longwood’s picturesque campus in the heart of Virginia is home to a thriving community of citizen leaders who take part in time-honored and unique traditions during their time on campus.
Longwood’s historic Jeffersonian architecture, lush quads and fountains are just steps away from Farmville—the oldest two-college town in the country.
“This small college town delights with funky boutiques, elevated dining, a historic hotel, and a rail-trail with views across the scenic Appomattox River Valley.”
~ Southern Living, July 2023
Longwood offers a classical liberal arts curriculum paired with practical experience in the field. Anchored by our signature Civitae Core Curriculum—which forms connections across disciplines to reveal a complex, interconnected world—Longwood's 100+ majors, minors, and concentrations offer students the opportunity to explore various career paths.Academics