Families play an important role in the lives of college students. Below is information and links to resources to help you learn more about Longwood and navigate the college admissions process.

What we're proud of

  • Longwood has the highest proportion of small classes taught by full-time professors of any Virginia public university.
  • Longwood students are advised by faculty in their academic department from their freshmen year forward.
  • Longwood's core curriculum, Civitae, focuses on effective communication, fundamental knowledge and informed citizenship—pillars that provide each student with the broad horizons and scholarly curiosity characteristic of all educated citizens.‚Äč
  • Brock Experiences, Longwood’s unique citizenship-focused courses held at sites around the United States, engage students in studying today’s complex issues.
  • 96% of Longwood alumni are employed or in graduate school two years after graduating—that’s higher than the national average!
  • Longwood’s Police Department is consistently recognized as one of the top higher education law enforcement departments in the nation
  • Our Work Shadow program matches Longwood alumni with students seeking to learn more about the work world, different types of organizations and potential career paths.
  • Longwood is one of the six public institutions in Virginia that have alumni satisfaction rates above 90% (Source)


of students say professors are passionate about the subjects they teach.


of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand


of students say professors care about their students' success.


of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.

Where some Lancers have gone on to

What Parents Are Saying

“Longwood fully invested in my daughter from the very beginning and treated her as an individual. Her career choices, while uniquely challenging, were embraced by the university as they worked to create a pathway to allow her to pursue her goals. Longwood took a genuine, personal interest in her that was distinctly different from other schools. She is thriving as a Lancer as she continues to be challenged and encouraged to be all she can be.”

— Tina Robertson, mother of Tess Petersen ‘25

“My daughter graduated in May and has been bombarded with job interviews and offers. Longwood did a GREAT job of preparing her for the interviews and having her resume and digital portfolio ready to go. Employers are super impressed with her preparation, professionalism and interviewing skills. I'm VERY impressed with her knowledge of online resources, Linkedin profile and digital footprint that was created while at Longwood. Don't let this smaller school fool you. It's a powerhouse.”

— Angie Isidro Bresnahan

Admissions Deadlines

Early Decision (Nursing only): November 1
Early Action (All majors, final deadline for nursing): December 1
Regular: February 1
FAFSA Deadline: March 1

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