Longwood University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $35,000—$40,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Business Administration

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60+, IELTS: Band 5+

  • Social Media

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Longwood University, founded in 1839, is the 3rd oldest public university in Virginia. Known for its excellence in academics, beautiful campus, and innovative citizen leadership focus, Longwood was recently ranked #6 out of 132 regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. A medium sized university located in the heart of Virginia, we also have the largest percentage of classes taught by full-time faculty of all public universities in Virginia.

With so many universities to choose from in the US, why choose Longwood University?

Top majors at Longwood 

Longwood offers over 100 undergraduate majors, minor and concentrations across three main academic colleges, and numerous graduate programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

In the AACSB accredited College of Business and Economics (CBE), students will receive a world-class education.  Additionally, there are five centers in the CBE that add to the richness of the educational experience: the Center for Cyber Security, the Center for Financial Responsibility, the Logistics Center, the McGaughy Internship & Professional Development Center, and the SNVC Leadership Institute. High achieving business students will be invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business and economics majors. Each year numerous international students receive invitations.

As the largest college at Longwood, the Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences assists students in becoming educated citizens who demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and resiliency in addressing the issues of a diverse and interdependent world.  Pre-Med, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, 3+2 Dual-Engineering, Political Science, Graphics and Animation Design, and Digital Media are among the major choices. International students can participate in important research projects related to cancer treatments, climate change, criminal justice, and media, to name a few.

In the College of Education and Human Services, students can major in any of a range of education and human service fields like counseling, kinesiology, social work, therapeutic recreation, and more.  All undergraduate programs include significant field experience – providing hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge.

Grants and scholarships at Longwood

Longwood received more than $1.2 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to fund innovative programs for the STEM fields. 

Qualified international students can receive up to $15,000 in renewable merit-based scholarships. Over 68% of international students receive merit-based scholarships from Longwood each year.

Eligible students are invited to apply for the Honors College at Longwood and receive up to $6,000 in renewable Honors scholarships.  More than 5% of international students get invitations to apply to the  Honors College each year. 

Dedicated support services for international students at Longwood 

Is TOEFL or IELTS too low? Don’t worry, Longwood offers the English Language Bridge Program (EBP). You’ll be enrolled as a first-semester freshman taking a mix of academic courses and academic English support courses. English Bridge credits count towards your degree. EBP students will also receive mentoring and tutoring through their first year. 

Questions about visas? International Student Services at Longwood will provide you with the most up-to-date information about immigration advising, pre-departure and arrival, cultural and social programming, field trips, airport transportation, and more. 

Can’t wait to make new friends at Longwood? Global Leaders will reach out to you before your arrival and help ease your transition into Longwood and the American culture. Global Leaders are current students who serve as resources for new internationals about on-campus activities, leadership opportunities, and more. International students can also join the Global Leaders and the International Student Advisory Council. 

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Longwood University

Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville VA 23909
P: 4343952627
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