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Longwood College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1839
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,787
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $0
Admissions Address

201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Website

http://www.whylongwood.com

Admissions E-mail

admissions@longwood.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Robert Chonko
Admissions office telephone: (434) 395-2060
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.whylongwood.com/applynow/applyonline.htm Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 4 4
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 4 4
History 2 2
Academic electives 3 4
Total academic units 29 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 83%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 4,016
Total acceptances: 2,698
Total freshman enrollment: 990
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 40%
Male applicants: 1,448
Male acceptances: 912
Male freshman enrollment: 360
 
Female applicants: 2,568
Female acceptances: 1,786
Female freshman enrollment: 630
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 84%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 570
Math: 490 – 580
Combined: 980 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.2% 0.9%
600-699 14.0% 14.3%
500-599 54.5% 54.4%
400-499 29.8% 29.9%
300-399 0.5% 0.5%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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