Welcome to Longwood

Founded in 1839, Longwood is a proud, historic Virginia public university. We are a place rich with tradition, where a beautiful campus and committed faculty inspire students to become citizen leaders and establish valuable and meaningful connections.

photo of Allen Hall
Longwood's Iconic Rotunda


In the classroom or on Brock Commons, Longwood students live and learn in one of the most beautiful places in Virginia.


  • Distinctive Education
    With the highest proportion of small classes taught by full-time professors of any Virginia public university, Longwood's strength is in its unique faculty-student connections and a democracy-focused Civitae Core Curriculum you won't find anywhere else.
  • Vibrant, Close-knit Community
    The hallmark of life as a Lancer is its energy. With most students living on campus, ancient traditions like CHI Walks combine with D-I athletics and nearly 200 student-run clubs and organizations to make campus come alive and form great friendships for life.
  • Great American College Town
    Farmville — America's oldest two-college town — is an hour's drive from Richmond and is energized by coffee shops, restaurants and shopping. Abundant recreational opportunities, including the 32-mile High Bridge Trail, are just steps from campus.


Year Founded




Areas of Study


NCAA Division I Teams

Lancers are champions on the field of play as well as the classroom! Not only did both the men's and women's basketball teams make the NCAA Tournament in 2022, but our softball team has also spent the last decade dominating the Big South Conference!

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.

Photo Gallery: A Glimpse of Campus & Longwood Life

Location & Campus

Longwood’s historic Jeffersonian architecture, lush quads and fountains are just steps away from Farmville—the oldest two-college town in the country.

Maps and directions

“This small college town delights with funky boutiques, elevated dining, a historic hotel, and a rail-trail with views across the scenic Appomattox River Valley.”
~ Southern Living, July 2023

  • Farmville, Va
    65 miles west of Richmond, Va
  • 154-Acre Campus
    9 on-campus residence halls, 10 academic buildings
  • 70% of Undergraduates Live on Campus
    or in university-managed housing
Longwood professor teaching students in class

Tuition & Fees

We know that your degree is an investment—of money, time, and energy. That's why our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to student success. 

Tuition & fees
  • $14,399 In-State, Residential
    average undergraduate semester cost
  • $20,504 Out-Of-State, Residential
    average undergraduate semester cost
  • 86% of undergraduates receive financial aid
    Averaging $15,700/year (including loans and work study)


Longwood offers a classical liberal arts curriculum paired with practical experience in the field. Anchored by our signature Civitae Core Curriculum—which forms connections across disciplines to reveal a complex, interconnected world—Longwood's 100+ majors, minors, and concentrations offer students the opportunity to explore various career paths. 

  • Average class size: 18
    15:1 Student-Faculty ratio
  • 82% full-time faculty
    with terminal degrees
  • 100% internship participation
    or hands-on learning experience
President Reveley talking with students on campus

Leadership & Vision

For more than 8 years, President W. Taylor Reveley IV has led a period of growth and progress at Longwood, from hosting the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate to reinvestment in campus infrastructure.

  • Commitment to Affordability
    Longwood has had among the lowest annual tuition increases of any public university in Virginia.
  • Charting the Future
    Our Board of Visitors is our governing board while our Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan draw on our past to shape our strong future.
  • Unique Mission
    Longwood’s unique mission of preparing citizen leaders shapes everything we do on campus. Learn more in our History & Overview.