Office of International Affairs
- Study Abroad
- International Students
- English as a Second Language Program (ESLP)
- International Studies Minor
- Connecting with International Students
Founded in 1839 in central Virginia, Longwood University is a comprehensive state institution offering programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in a wide variety of subjects. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,500 students, Longwood University combines the ambiance of a private college in a small town setting with the cost benefits of a public institution.
For the thirteenth straight year, Longwood University is ranked among the best in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges;" this year, Longwood continues to rank as one of the "Top Public Universities-Master's" in the South at the number 11 position. Better still, Longwood was cited recently in America's 100 Best College Buys, a national publication that profiles schools that are the highest rated academically but have the lowest annual costs.
Small classes (average 25 students), a favorable faculty/student ratio (1:19), and a friendly atmosphere provide an opportunity for professors and students to develop close, personal relationships that foster achievement and innovation.
Longwood University is a residential campus with charming parks and attractive walkways, as well as state-of-the-art modern buildings with a traditional Virginian architectural style. Many of the academic buildings are new within the last two years or have been newly renovated, and all contain the latest technology and lab facilities. Residence halls are also renovated on a regular basis.
All buildings are fully networked, with access to the Internet from all campus buildings and each residence hall room. Classrooms and labs have all the latest technology; the new Longwood University Health and Fitness Center opened in 2007 with spectacular facilities and Longwood University's new soccer and Lacrosse fields are ready for Division I sports events.
You will discover more than 125 clubs, organizations and special interest groups, in almost any field you can imagine, as well as a growing Division I athletics program. All are waiting for you on campus, along with student-run festivals, a thriving live music scene and countless other activities that will make your time at Longwood unforgettable.
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Most international students live in a residence hall on campus. Longwood University attempts to place every international student with an American roommate, so that students can interact and learn about the many cultures represented among our students. This is a great way to make friends and to become involved in the life of the campus. Most of the residence halls are configured in "suites," with two rooms sharing a bathroom. Each room has Internet access, cable TV, and voicemail.
The Longwood University Dining Hall is a popular place for students; in addition to the daily entree selections, you may select from the pasta bar, salad bar, omelet bar, yogurt and ice cream bar, the grill, and the sandwich deli as well as vegetarian and vegan selections.
For further information regarding housing, please visit the Residential and Commuter Life website.