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Longwood University
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Public   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
3859
Transfer-in
194
Average Class Size
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18
Years 1 & 2
14
Years 3 & 4
10

Longwood University

Farmville, Virginia
Longwood University, a top-ranked public University in the heart of Virginia, pairs a classical liberal arts curriculum with hands-on experience in the field. Longwood’s 5,000 students have the opportunity to pursue dozens of majors across three undergraduate academic colleges and a graduate college, supported by an honors college. Faculty are known for their commitment to personalized teaching, and their ranks include winners of state and national teaching awards. Our students graduate as citizen leaders, ready to continue learning and leading as they move into post-graduate studies and successful careers.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
3/1/2021
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
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Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
2/1/2021
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
NA
Freshman Financial Aid Date
The FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1st. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of a...see moreThe FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1st. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1.
Transcripts
About 48 hours after an application is submitted, a link to upload documents is sent out. This is where unofficual trans...see moreAbout 48 hours after an application is submitted, a link to upload documents is sent out. This is where unofficual transcripts should be shared. Official transcripts will then be due after high school graduation.
Tests
Freshmen students applying for Fall 2021 admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score (nursing applicants are e...see moreFreshmen students applying for Fall 2021 admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score (nursing applicants are excluded). For those who choose to submit a score, the highest critical reading and math scores from the SAT will be evaluated. The Writing score is not considered for admission.
Essay
A personal essay is optional, with the exception of nursing applicants.
Interview
NA
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are optional.
Application Fee
There is an application fee of $50. If this fee will cause your family financial hardship, please contact our office.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
New students join the catalog year in effect during their first matriculating semester.
Freshman Definition
A freshman is someone who has completed high school and has yet to take classes at a 2 or 4 year institution. High Schoo...see moreA freshman is someone who has completed high school and has yet to take classes at a 2 or 4 year institution. High School students who have taken some AP or Dual Enrollment classes are considered freshman applicants.
Application Types
For freshman applicants starting in the fall, there are three deadlines. Students may apply using Longwoods applicat...see moreFor freshman applicants starting in the fall, there are three deadlines. Students may apply using Longwoods application or the Common Application.
  • Early decision (Nov 2) - nursing applicants only
  • Early Action (Dec 1) - Available for any major, final deadline for nursing
  • Regular Decision (March 1)
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Financial Aid
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Minimum GPA
2.8
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
2021-03-01. We recommend applying by the March 1 deadline, but will continue reviewing applications beyond then.
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
12/1/2020
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
2/1/2021
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
NA
Transfer Financial Aid Date
NA
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Transfer students may choose the catalog in effect at the time they enroll or the one which applies to continuous full-t...see moreTransfer students may choose the catalog in effect at the time they enroll or the one which applies to continuous full-time students at their class level. 
College Fit
Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time profess...see moreLongwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors in Virginia and a residential academic community that offers students the full university experience. Class sizes are smaller than average--our Civitae Core Curriculum classes are capped at 20 students--throughout our more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations. With seven on-campus residence halls and two university-managed apartment complexes, students live, learn and grow together in a true community. Opportunities for students to be involved are the hallmark of the Longwood experience. From service organizations and Greek life to club sports and a long list of clubs based on interests and activities, there is something for everyone at Longwood. Each semester, an involvement fair helps students find organizations that are the right fit for them to make their time at Longwood even more meaningful. Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors in Virginia and a residential academic community that offers students the full university experience. Class sizes are smaller than average--our Civitae Core Curriculum classes are capped at 20 students--throughout our more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations. With seven on-campus residence halls and two university-managed apartment complexes, students live, learn and grow together in a true community. Opportunities for students to be involved are the hallmark of the Longwood experience. From service organizations and Greek life to club sports and a long list of clubs based on interests and activities, there is something for everyone at Longwood. Each semester, an involvement fair helps students find organizations that are the right fit for them to make their time at Longwood even more meaningful. Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors in Virginia and a residential academic community that offers students the full university experience. Class sizes are smaller than average--our Civitae Core Curriculum classes are capped at 20 students--throughout our more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations. With seven on-campus residence halls and two university-managed apartment complexes, students live, learn and grow together in a true community. Opportunities for students to be involved are the hallmark of the Longwood experience. From service organizations and Greek life to club sports and a long list of clubs based on interests and activities, there is something for everyone at Longwood. Each semester, an involvement fair helps students find organizations that are the right fit for them to make their time at Longwood even more meaningful.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
If you earn a transfer-oriented associates degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science degree) from one of the Virginia com...see moreIf you earn a transfer-oriented associates degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science degree) from one of the Virginia community colleges or Richard Bland College and you are admitted to Longwood, you are guaranteed completion of all Foundation-level courses as well as the Integrating World Languages Perspectives-level course associated with Civitae (Longwood?s core curriculum program).
Course Transfer Criteria
Transfer students are required to have earned a C or better for their courses...see moreTransfer students are required to have earned a C or better for their courses to transfer. For more information, or to see how AP/Dual Enrollment credits will transfer, visit http://www.longwood.edu/registrar/transfer-of-credits/
Transcripts
Official college transcripts are required to render admission. If you have under 24 credits, your final high school tran...see moreOfficial college transcripts are required to render admission. If you have under 24 credits, your final high school transcript will also be required.
Tests
If you are transferring with less than 24 credits, SAT or ACT scores are required.
Essay
A personal essay is optional, with the exception of nursing applicants.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are optional.
Interview
NA
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Transfer students from an institution with a transfer agreement are guaranteed admission to Longwood when they have fini...see moreTransfer students from an institution with a transfer agreement are guaranteed admission to Longwood when they have finished their transfer-oriented associates degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science degree) and earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students who are admitted prior to earning the transfer-oriented associates degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science degree) and complete the degree before enrolling at Longwood will also receive the articulation benefits upon submission of an official transcript.
Application Types(s)
Transfers can apply using the Longwood application or the Common Application. Both follow the same deadlines: March 1 fo...see moreTransfers can apply using the Longwood application or the Common Application. Both follow the same deadlines: March 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring.
Application Fee
There is an application fee of $50. If this fee will cause your family financial hardship, please contact our office.
Transfer Definition
Students who have graduated high school, or received a GED, who have then taken classes at a community college or 4-year...see moreStudents who have graduated high school, or received a GED, who have then taken classes at a community college or 4-year institution are considered transfer students.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admissions
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Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
For the Fall 2020 semester, 85% of transfer applicants were admitted. The average GPA of those accepted was 3.36.
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Minimum GPA
2.5
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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The links below take you to pages on the Longwood University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
College of Business & Economics
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College of Education & Human Services
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Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences
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Cormier Honors College for Citizen Leaders
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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RN-to-BSN program
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2+2 Early Childhood Development
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
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Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
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Club/Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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