Longwood University

At Longwood, bright, hardworking students learn to lead. As a top-ranked public University in the heart of Virginia, Longwood pairs a classical liberal arts curriculum with hands-on experience in the field. Our small, close-knit community supports each student to grow, every day, toward his or her ideals. Longwood holds deep historical roots, but over nearly two centuries our curriculum has evolved dramatically. President W. Taylor Reveley IV, who took office in 2013, continues to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences as the heart of the academic enterprise for all Longwood students — many of whom go on to major in our outstanding pre-professional programs like business and nursing. All Longwood students also experience our mission of educating citizen leaders firsthand, developing the critical thinking, leadership skills and integrity needed to graduate as lifelong learners and leaders. oday, Longwood students enjoy dozens of majors across three undergraduate academic colleges and a graduate college, supported by an honors college. Faculty are known for their commitment to personalized teaching, and their ranks include winners of state and national teaching awards. Many complement classroom instruction with hands-on research, and there is a university-wide commitment over the coming years to expose every student to an undergraduate research experience with a faculty mentor. Longwood is one of the few colleges in the country where all students complete an internship or similar learning experience before graduation.