Longwood University: Narrative Description
LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY G-12
201 High St.
Farmville, VA 23909-1800
Tel: (434)395-2000; 800-281-4677; Admissions: (434)395-2060; Fax: (434)395-2332; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.longwood.edu/
Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1839. Setting: 160-acre small town campus with easy access to Richmond. Endowment: $26.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $20,575. Educational spending 2002-03: $3733 per student. Total enrollment: 4,252. Faculty: 228 (181 full-time, 47 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,472 applied, 70% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 3,565 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 120 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 11 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hampden-Sydney College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.
Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.7 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 6/1, 1/1 for early action.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3046 Full-time, $127 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8972 Full-time, $374 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2831 full-time, $110.47 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $5298. College room only: $3114. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 14% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Longwood Ambassadors, Wellness Advocates. Major annual events: Oktoberfest, Spring Weekend, Battle of the Bands. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security lighting. 2,444 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Longwood Library with 242,056 books, 679,788 microform titles, 2,505 serials, 31,587 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.8 million. 270 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Community Environment: Farmville is a small residential town. Bus transportation is available. Most major religious denominations are represented, and a community hospital is 5 blocks from campus. Nearby state parks provide swimming, boating, camping and hiking facilities.
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