Committed to a focus on the individual student, Longwood University is Virginia’s third-oldest public institution, preparing citizen leaders since 1839. With small classes and hands-on learning experiences built into every degree program, Longwood combines the feel, community and traditions of a private college with the accessibility and opportunities of a public university.
International students in Virginia will find an array of activities to enjoy and attractions to visit while attending world-recognized colleges and universities, such as James Madison University and the College of William and Mary. Sites such as the Historic Triangle can give students an insight into American origins and history. Its unique topography allows students to go hiking and mountain biking, as well as lay out on a sunny beach.
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The Lancer community has been very welcoming and allows us to feel a sense of home here at Longwood. As well, being part of the athletic community really helps too because of the amount of people you meet. We think that the Lancer community has taught us that you can always ask people for help. We've found that someone will always be willing to take time out of their day to help you and that's something we think everyone really appreciates here at Longwood.
Luckily, being on the golf team allows us to travel to many different places in the the USA. Also in the past, we have both stayed with our teammates' families for Thanksgiving to experience a real American Thanksgiving.
Some of our favorite events on campus are Oktoberfest and Spring Weedend. It is nice to hang out with friends and experience these events as they are just not a think back home.
I have really enjoyed the environment here at Longwood and in Farmville! Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere is very peaceful...I really enjoy the professors on campus…They are very helpful and always willing to talk with me.
Direct Undergraduate Admission: For non-native speakers of English: * TOEFL: 79/80 internet based test (iBT) or 550 paper
IELTS: 6.5 or higher
Cambridge: C1 or higher
For all applicants:
ESL Bridge Program:
TOEFL score of 70 - 79
IELTS of 5 - 6.5
Cambridge score of B1 or B2
Meet all requirements for Direct Admission except English proficiency. Complete ESL at an ELS Center or Embassy Group or a university based program.
Also available to transfer student from U.S. community colleges
$2,000-$8,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000-$32,000 total)
No separate application
Students are automatically considered when submitting the undergraduate international application.
Priority deadline: December 1
$1,000-$6,000 per year for 4 years for qualified undergraduate students ($4,000-$24,000 total)
Eligible students are invited to apply once they have submitted their complete undergraduate application.
Priority Deadline for full scholarship consideration: December 1
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the international application by December 1, in order to be considered for these scholarships.