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Longwood University

Farmville, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

Longwood University Admissions

If you want to apply to Longwood University, the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to Longwood University for fall should hear back from Longwood University by October 1.

Longwood University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Longwood University's admissions stats.

Longwood University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 26%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist Yes

Longwood University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Longwood University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 ––

Applying Early to Longwood University?

Longwood University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Longwood University directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Longwood University is 79%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 90%. In 2022, Longwood University admitted 19 of the 24 students who applied early decision.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Longwood University Admissions

Transferring to Longwood University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Longwood University

Longwood University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Longwood University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Longwood University

Wondering what factors are considered by Longwood University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Important
Talent/Ability Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Longwood University for more information on admission factors.

Longwood University Application Requirements

To apply to Longwood University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Longwood University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Longwood University?

Students admitted to Longwood University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 77% submitted a class rank. At Longwood University 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Longwood University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 23%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 16.5%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Longwood University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Longwood University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Longwood University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 26% of Longwood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Longwood University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Longwood University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Longwood University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Longwood University?

To be most competitive at Longwood University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Longwood University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Longwood University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Longwood University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Longwood University.

Transfer students can enroll in Longwood University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Longwood University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Longwood University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Longwood University.

Does Longwood University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Longwood University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits but does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Longwood University?

✅ Longwood University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Longwood University's acceptance rate?

✅ Longwood University has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Longwood University?

✅ Longwood University's early decision acceptance rate was 79% in 2021.

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Longwood University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Longwood University? Longwood University is a somewhat selective institution. The Longwood University acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


Longwood University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Longwood University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 570


Reading SAT Range

520 - 600

Longwood University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Longwood University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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