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About Liberty University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College


Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Christian

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Liberty University is considered to be one of the largest private non-profit university in the United States.

LU is best known for providing numerous online programs with proper guidance and assistance. Liberty University - World’s best Christian University in the world houses over 1,10,000 students with more than 79,152 students registered for various online and offline courses.

Where is Liberty University?

Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. founded Liberty University in the year 1971 for evangelical believers after establishing Lynchburg Christian Day Academy. Right since its inception, the university has emphasized its mission of “Training Champions for Christ”. In its early years, the university was held afloat financially by major donors only.

Student Population

The university currently has over 79,152 in which 45,935 students from various parts of the world enrolled for different degrees. These programs are perfectly designed to cater to the needs of students who don’t want to travel campus to earn a degree due to their own personal issues.

LU being the pioneer of providing online education since the 1980s offers over 280 online courses with a flexible curriculum all of which can be accessed online.

Liberty University Accreditation

LU is nationally recognized and is accredited by the SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

This is an accreditation provided to award associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Liberty University Online Education

In the year 1985, the university started its distance learning program by mailing VHS tapes to students. This was the forerunner of Liberty University's current online education program. When high-speed Internet connections became more widespread around 2005, Liberty began to offer online courses to a larger population. As of 2017, the university's endowment stands at more than $1 billion and gross assets are in excess of $2 billion.

Online education at LU is well structured and holds the same value that of on-campus degree programs. This is to help candidates who cannot travel to earn their degrees. Additionally, LU is ranked in the top 1% of 2,100+ online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

It's not just this, an applicant can choose programs in any field, enjoy studying from their own place, military support, and much more.

How quickly can I get my degree?

Time to complete your degree totally depends on the chosen program and amount of transfer credits you have. For UG more credits you transfer, soon you complete your degree.

Liberty University Notable Alumni

Here's the list of famous alumni who graduated from LU

  • Terry Fator - Comedian and Singer
  • Chuck Baldwin - Politician, Radio Personality, and Pastor
  • Tony Perkins - Activist, Politician, and Journalist
  • Kevin Max - Writer, Actor, and Singer,

This list is not limited. There are many other famous personalities who've gone out of LU.

Why Join Liberty University?

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Location & Contact


1971 University Blvd


Email: hsdfj@gmail.com
Phone: 4345822000
Fax: 4345822187
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The following are the rankings given to the LU by US News and Forbes. Generally, all the schools are ranked on the basis of performance across a set of indicators.

  • The institution is ranked #293-#381 in National Universities.
  • 143 position under Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

On Forbes List

  • #585 Top Colleges 2019
  • #371In Private Colleges
  • #231In Research Universities
  • #136 In The South


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

970 - 12000

ACT Range


Application Fee




High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App


Can I get into Liberty University?

Liberty University follows an open admission policy and typically have few admission thresholds where almost all the applicants can get as long as they meet certain minimum requirements. Even though LU has an open policy, the university is very selective and takes in very fewer students. The process starts with filing an application with a fee of $25.

It is also important that a student maintains the SAT Range of 970 - 1200.

Throughout the admission process, there are many things that a student needs to know and must follow.

This process is broken down into 4 simple steps that are as follows:

Step 1 - Submitting your application

Step 2 - Acceptance by LU.

Step 3 - Confirm your attendance.

Step 4 - Register for classes.

Liberty University Enrollment

As of the previous academic year, 79,152 students have enrolled at LU for various academic programs. The factor that needs to be noticed is that out of 79,152 students, 45,935 students have enrolled in an undergraduate degree program while around 33,217 in graduate programs. 

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How to Apply?

You could visit our admissions page for any further information about the admissions process at LU.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Tuition would definitely be the next important factor that you must consider while joining the college. So, the average net price at the LU comes to $27432.

Do you feel it’s too much? Don't worry you furthermore have numerous financial aid options to pay for your tuition.

What is the Average Annual Cost?

  • The average annual cost would be again somewhere near to the tuition price i.e, $21271.
  • In addition, there are costs such as Room & Board, Books & Supplies, and other fees costs around $1251, $10217, and $6023.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1,523 Graduates

Psychology, General

1,414 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

1,185 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1,086 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

617 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

614 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

440 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

276 Graduates

Legal Support Services

210 Graduates

Air Transportation

194 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

191 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

190 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

149 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

144 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

130 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

109 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

101 Graduates

Public Health

90 Graduates


87 Graduates

Political Science and Government

87 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

84 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

69 Graduates

Biology, General

66 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

54 Graduates


53 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

50 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

46 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

45 Graduates

Education, Other

45 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

41 Graduates

Education, General

36 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

32 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

31 Graduates


30 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

28 Graduates

International/Global Studies

25 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

25 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

24 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

24 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

24 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

20 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

17 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

16 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

15 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

12 Graduates

Human Services, General

12 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

12 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

10 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

9 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

9 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates


8 Graduates

American Sign Language

7 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

7 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

7 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

7 Graduates

Social Work

4 Graduates


2 Graduates

Construction Trades, General

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Military Systems and Maintenance Te...

2 Graduates


1 Graduates

Computer Engineering

1 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

1 Graduates

Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

1 Graduates

Public Administration

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




52% White

26% Unknown

11% Black

6% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$62,402 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 84% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,180/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

red, white, and blue

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary


Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country





Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country

Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by LU. At LU, $10,529 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$99 - 461

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Financial Aid department of the LU is dedicated to assisting students to pay for their education in the form of scholarships, grants, and student loans. Anyone with the income level that is below par? Don’t worry, you have need-based grants and study work programs to pay for your college expenses.

The process of financial aid begins with filing a FAFSA. Upon filing, a student receives a SAR which determines the financial position of a student and his/her family.

Liberty University federal school code is 010392.

At liberty, you would receive around $10,595 as an average financial aid amount. While the total amount of gift and federal grants comes up to $10,595 and $5,023. Whereas, state aid and institutional aid to $3,177 and $9,025 respectively.

Around 96% of the students at the university are entitled to some kind of financial assistance. For any further details, a student can contact the university's financial aid office - (434) 582-2270.

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