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Institutional Research

Longwood University combines a private university experience with the affordability of a state university.

Students cheeringA state-assisted, co-educational university, Longwood offers students a choice of more than 100 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations.

Graduate programs include business, education, English, sociology and communication sciences & disorders.


Honors & Awards

  • Ranked among the best in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report "U.S. News Best Colleges" rankings. Longwood ranks #12 in the Top Public Schools category for Regional Universities in the South and #31 among all Regional Universities in the South, including private institutions.
  • Recognized as one of the "Best Southeastern Colleges" by Princeton Review for 2014 and selected as one of 75 public institutions to be featured in its book, Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.
  • For the fourth time, Longwood is included in Forbes' America's Top Colleges 2013, a list of more than 600 undergraduate institutions.
Forbes, Princeton Review and U.S. News Award Badges

Longwood University Foundation

 The Longwood University Foundation, Inc., was incorporated on July 17, 1959, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to support the vision and goals of Longwood University. According to the June 2012 audited financial report, the assets held by the Foundation total $59.3 million. This amount includes 307 endowed funds totaling $43.2 million.


Fitness & Wellness

Student climbing rock wallLongwood's health and physical education facilities offer a wide range of activities and resources including:

  • a pool
  • dance studio
  • athletic training lab
  • exercise science lab
  • 3,000-seat gymnasium
  • nine tennis courts
  • nine-hole golf course
  • 30-foot rock climbing wall
  • indoor track
  • basketball and racquetball courts
  • weight training equipment