Longwood University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Longwood University Admissions Overview:

Longwood University had an acceptance rate of 74% in 2016. Students with strong grades and good standardized test scores have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with a personal statement, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. For complete application instructions, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

Longwood University Description:

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a public university located on a 60-acre campus in Farmville, Virginia, about 65 miles west of Richmond. Hampden-Sydney College is also nearby. Longwood believes in hands-on learning experiences, and all students are required to take part in an internship or research project. The university also offers a wide range of study-abroad opportunities. Longwood has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21.

The school frequently ranks well among southeastern colleges. On the athletic front, the Longwood Lancers joined the NCAA Division I Big South Conference in 2012.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,884 (4,520 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,240 (in-state); $27,138 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,685
  • Other Expenses: $2,542
  • Total Cost: $26,817 (in-state); $41,715 (out-of-state)

Longwood University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,444
    • Loans: $6,939

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Psychology.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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