Longwood University, recently named “Best Southeastern College” by U.S. News and World Report, has much to be proud of in terms of the unique opportunities it provides to its students. Namely, Longwood is the one of a few colleges that requires students to perform research projects and internships across the board. Academically challenging, but accessible to many, Longwood stands out in the South for the breadth and depth of programs and opportunities the college offers its student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduates. Longwood University, located in Farmville, VA, has a long rich history and continues its dedication to the community overall in present times. Founded in 1839, this large public institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities.