Welcome to Longwood! The magic of our university is in its people—friends meeting on Brock Commons, professors who actually teach classes and are motivated by your success, and students who rally around each other to reach new heights—like our historic NCAA Tournament runs in 2022 and 2024 propelled by the energy of our student section. Here you’ll find the most classes of any Virginia public university taught by full-time faculty members and a vibrant residential campus community where you can make lifelong friends and pursue your interests with nearly 200 clubs and organizations.

As you plan your visit to explore our campus and start to dream about life as a Lancer, I hope you’ll reach out to us!

W. Taylor Reveley IV


What is Longwood University?

A public university located in the Heart of Virginia, only one hour from Richmond and less than three hours from Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach.

A home for ~4,500 students with 18 students per class, on average, and only 2 classes with more than 50 students.

Best in Virginia for…

  • Internships during college
  • Students majoring in high-growth fields

Whether it’s discussing career plans or important ideas, national survey data shows Longwood students’ experiences with faculty eclipse their peers at other schools.

Read more in Longwood By The Numbers

Experience Life as a Lancer

Get to know us by visiting campus

We’d love to meet you! We offer general information sessions, immersion days focused on majors, large open houses and more.

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Longwood is committed to keeping a college education affordable for many, rather than a luxury for few. We offer merit scholarships and other types of aid to support our students.

$14,948 In-State, Residential

average undergraduate semester cost

$21,068 Out-of-State, Residential

average undergraduate semester cost

Scholarships Financial Aid & Cost of Attendance

Anchored by our Civitae Core Curriculum, Longwood’s academic programs are rooted in the liberal arts while preparing students for the skills employers say they value most--critical thinking, writing and speaking, and creative problem-solving. With more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations, students can explore a wide variety of career paths while becoming a citizen leader prepared to work toward the common good. 

Ready to apply?

Our application for fall 2024 is now available. The Common App opens on August 1.

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Applying to Longwood

At the center of every Longwood student’s experience are the vast array of traditions that touch everyone who walks onto campus.

From sunrise to sunset, take a look at a typical spring day on Longwood’s beautiful campus.

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.

I’m accepted… what’s next?


Welcome to the Lancer family! We know you're excited about the next steps. Whether you’re still deciding or ready to make it official, we’re here to help!

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Have questions or want to talk? We’re here.

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Text 434.207.6514
Phone 434.395.2060
310 Buffalo Street
Farmville, VA 23909

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Phone 434.395.2077