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Longwood University
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Public   4-Year
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Longwood Blue, (0/33/71); Longwood Gray, (162/164/163)
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
3485
Transfer-in
138
Average Class Size
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14
Years 1 & 2
16
Years 3 & 4
12

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 4,000 students have the opportunity to pursue 100+ areas of study across three undergraduate colleges, a graduate college, and 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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Academics
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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 Scho...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.
College Fit
Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors...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 25 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.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
New students join the catalog year in effect during their first matriculating semester.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is an application fee of $50. If this fee will cause your family financial hardship, please contact our office.
Application Type(s)
For freshman applicants starting in the fall, there are three deadlines. Students may apply using Longwood's application...see moreFor freshman applicants starting in the fall, there are three deadlines. Students may apply using Longwood's 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)
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
About 48 hours after an application is submitted, the applicant receives a link to upload documents. This is where unoff...see moreAbout 48 hours after an application is submitted, the applicant receives a link to upload documents. This is where unofficial transcripts should be shared. Official transcripts will then be due after high school graduation.
Tests
Freshmen students applying for admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score. For those who choose to submit a s...see moreFreshmen students applying for admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score. 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.
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are optional.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Freshman Financial Aid Date
The FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid...see moreThe FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1.
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Freshman Financial Aid Date
The FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid...see moreThe FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1. We recommend filing early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1.
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Transfer Definition
Transer students have earned a high school diploma or a GED and have then taken classes at a community college or 4-year...see moreTranser students have earned a high school diploma or a GED and have then taken classes at a community college or 4-year institution.
College Fit
Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors...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 25 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 associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) from one of the Virginia community...see moreIf you earn a transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) 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).
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Transfer students may choose the catalog in effect at the time they enroll or the one that applies to continuous full-ti...see moreTransfer students may choose the catalog in effect at the time they enroll or the one that applies to continuous full-time students at their class level. 
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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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/
General Education Programs
Longwood accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet lower-level Civitae Core...see moreLongwood accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet lower-level Civitae Core Curriculum requirements.; http://www.longwood.edu/civitae/
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Students transferring from an institution with a transfer agreement are guaranteed admission to Longwood when they have ...see moreStudents transferring from an institution with a transfer agreement are guaranteed admission to Longwood when they have finished their transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) and earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students who are admitted prior to earning the transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) and complete the degree before enrolling at Longwood also will receive the articulation benefits upon submission of an official transcript.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is an application fee of $50. If this fee will cause your family financial hardship, please contact our office.
Application Type(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.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transfer Center
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Transcripts
Official college transcripts are required for admission. If you have under 24 credits, your final high school transcript...see moreOfficial college transcripts are required for admission. If you have under 24 credits, your final high school transcript also will be required.
Tests
SAT or ACT scores are optional.
Essay
A personal essay is optional, with the exception of nursing applicants.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are optional.
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
For the Fall 2021 semester, 87% of transfer applicants were admitted. The average GPA of those accepted was 3.21.
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
We recommend applying by the March 1 deadline but will continue to review applications after that date.
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Explore Our Majors
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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.
Academic Programs
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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RN to BSN
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Early Childhood Education 2+2
Opportunities
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
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Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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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Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Longwood Virtual Tour
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Course Catalog
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