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 heightslike our historic NCAA Tournament runs in 2022 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 an in-person visit to explore our campus and start to dream about life as a Lancer, I hope you’ll reach out to us. Our admissions staff is ready to help you, student Ambassadors on tours can give you a sense of what college is really like, and when you get to campus, stop by and see me in Lancaster Hall. I can’t wait to meet you!

W. Taylor Reveley IV

President


A Post-College Outcomes Study of Virginia Public College and University Graduates
At the request of the Virginia General Assembly, for the first time there has been a survey of undergraduate alumni from all 15 of Virginia’s public universities about their college experience and its effect on their lives and careers.

In these 2021 results, Longwood is one of the six public institutions in Virginia that have alumni satisfaction rates above 90% -- Longwood, William & Mary, JMU, UVA, VMI, and Virginia Tech.

SCHEV Alumni Survey Data (pdf)


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 ~5,000 students with only 18 students per class, on average, and only 6 classes with more than 50 students.


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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Affordability

Affordability

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.

$13,242 In-State, Residential

average undergraduate semester cost

$19,152 Out-of-State, Residential

average undergraduate semester cost

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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 and the Common App are open for fall 2022 enrollment.

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Applying to Longwood

Hear from current Lancers who were in your shoes just a few short months ago as they talk about balancing academic and social life, getting involved, living with a roommate, and their favorite foods in D-Hall.

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?

Congratulations!

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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Admissions
Text 434.207.6514
admissions@longwood.edu
Phone 434.395.2060

Financial Aid
Phone (434) 395-2077
finaid@longwood.edu