On a roll: Longwood again ranks in U.S. News top 10 public universities in the South

I’m so happy to be able to share with you the good news that—for the sixth straight year—Longwood has been named one of the top 10 public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, Longwood was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top South Region colleges on its annual list.

One important factor in this year’s U.S. News ranking is this statistic reported in the magazine: Longwood has the highest percentage of small classes of any public college or university in the South.

With nearly two-thirds of Longwood classes having 20 or fewer students, and nearly all taught by full-time faculty, your Lancers have a distinct advantage over peers at larger institutions: access to faculty members who mentor them through research projects, academic exploration and the signature Civitae core curriculum.

The latest ranking continues Longwood’s steady rise over the last decade. Since 2013, the university has climbed to No. 7 from No. 12 among public institutions in the Southern regional category. Among public and private regional universities, Longwood is again ranked in the top 20.

The biggest climb in the rankings, however, is a major jump on the Best Value in the South list: Longwood leaped a whopping 14 spots to No. 33 overall this year.

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Sabrina Brown