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 staff who will help make your next four years the best yet. Here you’ll find the most small 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 on campus. 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


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

Virtual, On Campus, and Regional Visit Options

We’d love to meet you, no matter where you are! This year, we are hosting small group events virtually, on campus, and areas throughout Virginia.

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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.

$13,241.96 In-State, Residential

average undergraduate semester cost

$19,151.96 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?


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

Financial Aid
Phone (434) 395-2077