56%

Acceptance Rate

$10,595

Avg.Financial Aid

010392

FAFSA Code

Liberty University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

  • Level

    4 Years

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

    Evangelical Christian

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

    SACSCOC

  • Website

    https://www.liberty.edu/
  • Student Population Number of Students attending College

    79,153

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

    Yes

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?

Explore Programs

Location & Contact

Address

1971 University Blvd

Rankings

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

Admissions

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

    FALSE

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

    56%

  • SAT Range

    970 - 12000

  • SAT/ACT

    Required

  • ACT Range

    21-28

  • High School GPA

    Neither required nor recommended

  • Application Fee

    $9

  • Accept Common App

    No

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.

    $28,181

  • Average Annual Cost

    $21,271

Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies

    $50,075

  • Other Fees

    $1,313

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

    $10,217

  • Budget For Other Expenses

    $6,023

Total One Year Cost

$50,075

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

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

82%

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

41%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$18

Faculty Overview

61%

Male Professors

39%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Most Popular Majors:

  • 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

  • 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

  • History

    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

  • Music

    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

  • Mathematics

    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

  • Journalism

    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

  • Philosophy

    7 Graduates

  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

    7 Graduates

  • Social Work

    4 Graduates

  • Biopsychology

    2 Graduates

  • Construction Trades, General

    2 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    2 Graduates

  • Military Systems and Maintenance Te...

    2 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    1 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    1 Graduates

  • Computer Software and Media Applica...

    1 Graduates

  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

    1 Graduates

  • Public Administration

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

45,935

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

46%

Full-time / Part-time

60% / 40%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

White

52%

Unknown

26%

Black

11%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

2%

Non Resident alien

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska native

1%

Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

0%

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

73%

Out Of State

26%

In State

1%

Foreign

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

Housing

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

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

84%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,800/year

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

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,180/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Flames

School Colors

red, white, and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

260

Total Female Athletes

249

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

29

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$36,700/year

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

$9,500 - $44,443

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.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,595

Students Receiving Federal Grants

31%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,023

Students Receiving State Aid

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,177

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,025

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,506

$30K - $48K

$13,716

$48K - $75K

$11,204

$75K - $110K

$9,195

> $110K

$7,822

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,114,014

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$31,815,370

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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