Longwood University (LU)

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Longwood University can be found in Farmville, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. LU has an enrollment of around 4,600 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 960 (25th percentile) to 1150 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to LU. We were able to estimate the Longwood University (LU) average GPA (2.80 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 90 percent of all students which applied were accepted at LU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 20 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at longwood.edu.

Overall Longwood University (LU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Longwood University was reported as 89.9% in Fall 2020 with over 4,430 applications submitted to LU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • LU ACT Scores: 17 - 24
  • LU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Longwood University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into LU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Longwood University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.9%
  • 2017-2018: 91.8%
  • 2018-2019: 89.1%
  • 2019-2020: 89.9%
  • Projected LU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 81.8%

How Does Longwood University (LU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for LU is fifty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hampden-Sydney College57.4%
Sweet Briar College79.4%
Randolph College89.6%
Lynchburg College91.0%
University of Richmond28.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Longwood University (LU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math470 - 560
Total Score960 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 24
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