Student Body

Longwood students hail from every corner of Virginia, across the U.S., and around the world to form a tight-knit, one-of-a-kind community.

  • 5,096 Students
    4,574 undergrad | 522 graduate
  • From 25 States
    and 20 countries
  • 68% Female
    32% male

Location & Campus

Longwood’s historic Jeffersonian architecture, lush quads and fountains are just steps away from Farmville—the oldest two-college town in the country.

Maps and directions

Place Matters
Longwood’s master plan builds on what makes our campus and town special.

  • Farmville, Va
    65 miles west of Richmond, Va
  • 154-Acre Campus
    8 on-campus residence halls, 10 academic buildings
  • 69% of Undergraduates Live on Campus
    or in university-managed housing


We know that your degree is an investment—of money, time, and energy. That's why our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to student success.

Tuition & fees
  • $12,183 In-State, Residential
    average undergraduate semester cost
  • $20,163 Out-Of-State, Residential
    average undergraduate semester cost
  • 54% of undergraduates receive financial aid
    Averaging $13,973 per year


Longwood offers a classical liberal arts curriculum paired with practical experience in the field.

  • Average class size: 21
    16:1 Student-Faculty ratio
  • 82% full-time faculty
    with terminal degrees
  • 100% internship participation
    or faculty-directed research study

Citizen Leadership

Our students graduate as citizen leaders, ready to continue learning and leading as they move into post-graduate studies and successful careers.

What is a Citizen Leader?
  • 58,000+ hours spent volunteering
    at more than 160 organizations
  • 664 student leaders
    in 200+ clubs and organizations
  • Alternative Spring Break Options
    for service-oriented trips


From the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, Longwood has served the higher education needs for Virginia and the country for over 175 years.

History & Overview
  • Founded in 1839
    as Farmville Female Seminary Association
  • Mother of Sororities
    Four national sororities were founded on campus: Kappa Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Witness to History
    From the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, Longwood has been at the center of historical moments
  • History
    One of the hundred-oldest colleges and universities in the U.S., Longwood has its roots in educating teachers and now offers a comprehensive liberal arts education