• Address: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515

  • Phone Number: 434-582-2000

  • Website: www.liberty.edu

About

Liberty University is a private, not-for-profit Christian institution which is located in Lynchburg and was established in 1971 as Lynchburg Baptist College. The university name was later changed to its current name in 1976.

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Liberty University Online

The university offers various programs and has been offering distance education programs since the mid-80s. The online programs can be accessed on the online portal and the curriculum structure is flexible.

The university provides diverse courses which are fully available online and the fees are lesser as compared to other universities. To know about the tuition and fees - Visit Liberty University Tuition and Fees

  • The online degrees are accredited and the credits can be transferred conveniently.

  • The university offers programs in Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels online along with Graduate Certificate and Undergraduate Certificate courses.

  • There is a total of 24 online minors available for undergraduates which include Aviation, Communications, Education, History, Information Technology, Nursing, and many others.


Liberty University Reviews

Reviews of Liberty university say that students have found the university supportive and flexible. Other reviews are given below.

  • The university provides a military and veteran-friendly atmosphere which is well appreciated by the students.

  • The faculty is approachable and the curriculum structure is easy to access. 


Liberty University Rankings

Rankings from US News

  • Here are some of the rankings given to Liberty University by the US News.

  • 144th in 'Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs'

  • 230-301 in 'National Universities'

  • 46th in 'Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs'

  • 126th in 'Best Graduate Nursing Programs'

  • 63rd in 'Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans'.

Rankings from Forbes

  • 622nd in 'Top Colleges'

  • 153rd in the 'South'

  • 245th in 'Research Universities

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Lynchburg, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

010392

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, ABA, CACREP, NASM, CCNE, CSWE, NCATE

Religious Affiliation

Christian

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: www.liberty.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Liberty University is regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)In addition to regional accreditation, many programs which are offered by the university are programmatically accredited.

Liberty University Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accounting and Business Management Degrees have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Law Degree has been accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Society.

  • Human Service Degrees have been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • Music Degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation.

  • Nursing Degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Social Work Degrees are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.

  • Degrees in Education have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 19: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 83 % Part Time: 39 %
Total Population 75,756
Student Population Full Time: 36,555 Part Time: 39,201
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 35,627 14,133 21,494
Total Applicants Admitted - 8,687 3,632 5,055
Applicants Enrolled - 4,048 1,707 2,341
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 3,377 1,446 1,931
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 671 261 410

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 47 %

The College Monk

Female: 54 %

Total Graduation Rate: 51 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Liberty University offers 183 online programs across 25 Majors

Accounting

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 28 programs accross 4 degrees

Aviation

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Theology

Offering 34 programs accross 4 degrees

Business Management

Offering 28 programs accross 4 degrees

Human Services

Offering 27 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 7 programs accross 2 degrees

Music

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Military

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Biomedical Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions and Application Requirements

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $48

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Liberty University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,172
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,648
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 54%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 41%
SAT Math 535 average 470 - 600 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 460 - 590 range
SAT Writing 515 average 450 - 580 range
ACT Composite 23 average 20 - 27 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Liberty University Admissions

You can below the Liberty University Admission Requirements for High School Graduate Students.

  • Completion of the online application form via the university's online portal/ Contact Admission counselor

  • A copy of Unofficial High school transcript with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

  • Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation if the GPA is below 3.0.


For Undergraduate students

  • Completion of the online application form / Contact Admission Counselor

  • Completion of High School or its equivalent

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 from all accredited institutions attended

  • Unofficial transcripts from the previous institution attended.

  • International Applicants must submit standardized test scores of English Proficiency
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-Based Test or iBT - 61

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0

    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 51

    • International Test of English Proficiency Academic Plus (iTEP) - 3.9


Note

  • For Liberty University RN to B.S.N. / RN to B.S.N. to M.S.N. degree programs, applicants must provide 

    • RN licensure in the state of residence (copy of licensure document)

    • A graduate of an NLN accredited nursing program with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing.

  • Military transfer students should request military transcripts for admission.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and assistance are available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study.

Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form and apply for the same.

Grants are a type of financial aid which a student doesn't have to repay back. Several grants are based on financial need, and many grants take factors such as academic performance, and/or residential status and academic degree program into consideration.

Around 96% of the students at the university are entitled to some kind of financial assistance. Liberty University Financial Aid and Scholarships include.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Direct Subsidized Loan.

  • Institutional Aid awarded include Liberty Supplemental Grant, Liberty Scholars Grant Program, and the Liberty Advantage Scholarship.

  • State Aid is also provided such as VTAG, Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant, Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship, West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB), and Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV).

  • Military Aid includes the Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Scholarship, Yellow Ribbon Program.

Contact the university to know more about financial aid information. The Financial Aid Office Phone Number is (434) 582-2270.

For more information regarding Financial Aid programs, please visit the official Liberty University Website.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,290 Undergraduate Student, U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen October 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $800 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time October 1st, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,141 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA October 1st, 2009
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,545 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen,Enrolled at least half-time October 1st, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,545 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history October 1st, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,545 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen,Enrolled at least half-time October 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Liberty University Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Liberty Supplemental Grant $1,000 Residential undergraduate student, enrolled full-time, Based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) October 1st, 2019
Liberty Scholars Grant Program $1,700 New Resident Undergraduate student, Enrolled full-time October 1st, 2019
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Liberty Advantage $9,109 Should be enrolled full-time, Completion an annual online form October 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.liberty.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) $1,650 Virginia domiciled resident, Awarded only for qualifying majors October 1st, 2019
Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant $1,000 Undergraduate in-state student, Virginia domiciled resident, Selective Service requirements,Minimum of 3.0 CGPA October 1st, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship $1,000 Undergraduate or graduate student, Virginia domiciled resident October 1st, 2019
West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB) $9,109 Awarded to only one WVCSB senior and one youth pastor October 1st, 2019
Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV) $9,109 Awarded to only one SBCV youth and one senior pastor October 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.liberty.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Scholarship $2,000 Current soldier in the VaARNG. Should be full-time enrollment Varies
Army Health Professions Scholarship Program $2,000 Servicemembers who have served on active duty, honorably discharged Veteran, discharged with a service-connected disability. Varies
Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $6,077 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10th, 2001 May 15th, 2020
Tuition Assistance $2,278 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10th, 2001 Varies

Data Source: www.liberty.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $24,375
$30,001 - $48,000 $22,528
$48,001 - $75,000 $24,551
$75,001 - $110,000 $27,125
Over $110,000 $27,121

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 47% $3,716
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $10,768
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $4,674
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 88% $9,109
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $7,005
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $5,577
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,794
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 13,866 $2,713
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 8,594 $3,295
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 5,272 $1,765

Data Source: www.liberty.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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