Liberty University

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
12,645
total students
$21,300 | $21,300
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
20%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
514
sat math
528
sat reading
509
sat writing
23
act composite

Overview

Your journey at Liberty University - the largest Christian university in the world - will begin in the classroom with challenging academics rooted in biblical truth. Then you'll attend concerts and recreational activities, cheer for athletic teams, go to church with your friends, learn from national leaders at Convocation, and hone your leadership skills. Each aspect of campus life will prepare you for a career - and will connect you to a community of students like no other.

A distinctly Christian atmosphere

Liberty's on-campus Christian community encourages you to grow in your faith through through solid relationships with mentors, peer leaders, and others who will pour biblical truth into your life. On Wednesday nights, you'll hear God's Word and worship with other students at Campus Community. Influential speakers at Convocation, such as Beth Moore, Sean Hannity, and Chris Tomlin, will challenge you to engage new ideas and think critically on important matters of faith and culture.

As an on-campus student at Liberty, you'll join a tight-knit community committed to upholding Christian values, praying for and helping one another, and serving the world together in love. You'll have opportunities to serve as a student leader, on a ministry team, or join others on service trips across the country or around the world.

More than Bible classes

At Liberty, you can study to become a commercial jet pilot, a graphic or interior designer, a business professional, a lawyer, an engineer, a pastor, or a doctor. With more than 150 residential undergraduate degree programs, Liberty is sure to have a degree to fit and fuel your passions.

As a university focused on practical learning, Liberty's classes will move you from the lecture hall into the laboratory, the director's chair, the cockpit, or the front of your own classroom. At Liberty, there are various opportunities available for you to gain real-world experience, including internships, study abroad trips, and assistantships.

Make memories and have fun

This is college. You study hard, you work hard, and you play hard. Liberty schedules more than 100 activities every year in and around campus.

-Hike to the LU Monogram

-Canoe or kayak at Camp Hydaway

-Attend a movie night at the Vines Center

-Rock climb, swim, play racquetball, or lift weights at LaHaye Student Union

-Attend exciting concerts by artists such as NeedtoBreathe, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, and the Newsboys

-Perform at Open Mic Night

-Paint yourself red to cheer your heart out at the big game

-The Block Party (annual festival)

-Coffeehouse (campus talent show)

Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and numerous outlets for downtime with friends. Sports enthusiasts are wild about Liberty's 20 NCAA Division I teams, 32 Club Sports teams, and variety of intramural sports teams.

World-class facilities for world-class students

You are the future. Liberty University provides you with the technology and facilities you need to achieve your goals.

Opened in the spring of 2014, the Jerry Falwell Library offers thousands of traditional hard copy volumes, a wealth of digital resources, and the latest in interactive learning and state-of-the-art technologies such as a media wall and automated book retrieval system. It's the perfect place for hammering out a research paper or hanging out with friends after a long day of classes.

The LaHaye Student Union features seven hardwood basketball courts, four volleyball courts, a 25-yard lane pool, two indoor turf soccer fields, cardio and weight training rooms, multipurpose recreational space, and a 4,000-square-foot climbing area with a 40-foot climbing tower.

A 9-story residence hall capable of housing up to 1,200 students was completed at the beginning of Fall 2014. Each room features a private bath, and every floor provides laundry facilities and a common lounge where students can study and relax. A similar one is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

Come see for yourself - visit Liberty's campus in Central Virginia!


Location & Contact

1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24515
USA

Dr.Terry Elam

Director of Admissions

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

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      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.
    • Construction Trades
      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.
    • Mechanical 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
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      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.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      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
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Christian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      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.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • 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.
    • Social Sciences
      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.
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      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
    • Brass Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Pedagogy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

20% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied29,490
    • Accepted5,966
    • Acceptance Rate20%
    • Enrolled12,645
    • Female Applicants16,327
    • Females Accepted3,191
    • Female Acceptance Rate19%
    • Male Applicants13,163
    • Males Accepted2,775
    • 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 freshman3.39
  • 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 528 460 590
    • SAT Math 514 450 570
    • SAT Writing 509 450 570
    • ACT Composite 23 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$21,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$700.00
    • Room and board *$8,786.00
    • Room only *$5,486.00
    • * 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 Students12,645
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.24%
    • Black or African American6.36%
    • White or Caucasian66.65%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.38%
    • Asian1.5%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.19%
    • Two or more races2.91%
    • Unknown13.58%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students60% 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 60%
  • 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 Yes 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
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • 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 Yes 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
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty2,873
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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