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Liberty University

  • Lynchburg, VA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 11,930
    total students
  • $20,300 | $20,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 21%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 506
    sat math
  • 515
    sat reading
  • 501
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

Liberty University Online

Liberty University Online is the largest private, non-profit, online educator in the country and part of the World's Largest Christian University. Liberty launched its online education program in 1985 and now offers more than 45 fully-accredited degrees and 100 specializations from the associate to doctorate level. Some of Liberty's most popular programs include business, nursing, education, psychology, counseling, criminal justice and seminary.

Known for its affordability and exceptional student support, Liberty University Online enrolls more than 50,000 students, nearly one-third of which are military. Liberty Online is ranked No. 1 among accredited online schools in the nation and has the highest retention and graduation rates of any leading online university.

Although Liberty's 50,000-plus learners can be found all around the globe, they are never far from an expert team of faculty, academic advisors, financial aid representatives, and online pastors. Faculty and staff are readily accessible by email, online chat or phone.

Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Flexible Learning to Fit Your Lifestyle

Pursuing a degree from Liberty University Online allows students maximum flexibility to balance work, ministry, family and education. The convenient eight-week format allows students to work at their pace, on their schedule and in the environment they choose.

A Military-Friendly University

As one of America's top military-friendly schools, Liberty offers generous benefits to military service members, veterans and military spouses including:

- Tuition Discounts and Fee Waivers

- Free Book Vouchers

- Dedicated Military Affairs Office

- College Credit for Military Training

- Heroes Fund Scholarship

Liberty is also a proud educational partner of the Yellow Ribbon Program, Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, GoArmyEd?, SOC Network and Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).

Transfer Credit and Credit for Life Experience

Transferring to Liberty is easy. As a transfer-friendly school, Liberty generously accepts transfer credits from other accredited institutions, and offers credit for prior learning, and career or military experience. Plus, transfer student evaluations are free and help students make the best decision for their education.

Affordable Tuition

As a debt-free and non-profit institution, Liberty offers the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Currently 98 percent of Liberty University Online students receive some form of financial aid.

Liberty also offers a 25 percent tuition discount to Emergency Response Personnel including corrections officers, law enforcement, fire safety, emergency services and Civil Air Patrol personnel.

Furthermore, Liberty has partnered with many regional and national companies and organizations to offer students a Corporate Tuition Assistance program. The Corp TA program allows students who are furthering their education to seek tuition reimbursement from their employer.

Christian Foundation

Liberty maintains a commitment to outstanding academics, spiritual growth and sharing biblical truth. All courses through Liberty Online are taught from a Christian worldview by professors who treat teaching as a ministry. Each Liberty Online student has access to university pastors, Bible studies and spiritual encouragement through Liberty Online Ministries.


Location & Contact

Liberty University

1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502
USA

Dr.Terry Elam

Director of Admissions

Phone: 434-592-3966
Fax: 800-542-2311
Email: admissions@liberty.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Carpentry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Christian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Welding Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Missionary Studies and Missiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Airline Flight Attendant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

21% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied27,458
    • Accepted5,821
    • Acceptance Rate21%
    • Enrolled11,930
    • Female Applicants15,191
    • Females Accepted3,131
    • Female Acceptance Rate20%
    • Male Applicants12,267
    • Males Accepted2,690
    • Male Acceptance Rate21%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2

    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.34
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 515 460 580
    • SAT Math 506 440 570
    • SAT Writing 501 44 560
    • ACT Composite 22 19 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$20,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,550.00
    • Room and board *$8,200.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students11,930
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.53%
    • Black or African American6.97%
    • White or Caucasian68.14%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.4%
    • Asian1.32%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.15%
    • Two or more races2.63%
    • Unknown11.27%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students58% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 61%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Campus Serve
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other 24-hour emergency dispatch

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division C No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty713
    • Full-time Percentage81%
    • Part-time Percentage19%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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