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2009 News Releases

Longwood moves up in 2010 U.S. News rankings

August 20, 2009

U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010

For the twelfth straight year, Longwood University is ranked among the best in the new U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges" rankings released on 20 August 2009.  

Longwood advanced from the #11 position to #8 in the category "Top Public Universities-Master's" in the South.  Among all Southern Universities-Master's (public and private) Longwood moved up within the top tier from #32 to #25. Longwood was also cited for its excellent freshman retention rate of 77.2 percent.

Additionally, Longwood is one of only 141 schools in the Southeast selected as a "Best in the Southeast" in the Princeton Review's 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region listings.