About Longview

LeTourneau University is located in Longview, Texas.  Longview is located only 60 miles/97 km from Shreveport, Louisiana and 120 miles/193 km from Dallas.  Approximate driving times between Longview and:

  • Dallas - 2 hours
  • Houston and Interstate 10 - 4½ hours
  • Shreveport - 60 minutes
  • Texarkana - 1½ hours

 

Arriving to Longview, Texas

Students should plan on flying to East Texas Regional Airport (GGG), Longview, Texas.  Flights to East Texas Regional Airport are available on American Airlines via Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  LETU arranges for student pickup at East Texas Regional Airport the Sunday or Monday before International Student Orientation.  Longview is also served by Amtrak's Longview Depot and Amtrak's Texas Eagle .

Weather/Climate

Fall, winter and spring are mild in Longview, Texas.  The summertime is hot and humid, with temperatures rising to between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Students should anticipate bringing warm sweaters or a warm jacket, umbrella, gloves and scarves for the winter/fall seasons and cool clothes and a swimsuit for spring/summer.  For current Longview, Texas weather, please click here.

Cultural Opportunities

Longview offers many cultural opportunities through the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Gregg County Historical Museum, art galleries and more.  LeTourneau's S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center is also the artistic home to Longview Symphony, Longview Ballet Theatre, East Texas Symphonic Band and more, in addition to having a full season of entertainment.


 
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