13,785
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,024
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
39
39%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

Liberty University

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 NCAA Division I 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 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. You will be prayed for by name daily and you will be loved.

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 200 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 numerous 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 -Attend a movie night at the Vines Center -Rock climb, swim, play racquetball, or lift weights at the 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, 35 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. With 500 million dollars' worth of construction currently on campus, Liberty is an exciting and ever-changing place to grow. Our 121,000 square-foot Science Hall was opened in Spring 2015, and includes state-of-the-art equipment including a gene sequencer and over 20 wet labs where students work hands-on with chemicals or biological matter in liquid solutions. The Center for Music and the Worship Arts is a 144,000 square-foot features a 1,600-seat fine arts auditorium; 50 practice rooms; 40 teaching studios and piano, songwriting, and music computer labs; as well as two student recital halls/classrooms. Liberty is now one of only 120 universities in America to be an all-Steinway piano music school. Also recently completed are two residence halls known as Residential Commons I and Residential Commons II which have the traditional hall setting with two students per room and a private bath. Liberty was ranked 16 nationally in best student housing by Niche. Come see for yourself - visit Liberty's campus in Central Virginia and train to be a Champion for Christ!

Location & Contact

Address 1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA  24515
United States
Contact Dr. Terry Elam
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@liberty.edu
Phone: 434-592-3966
Fax: 800-542-2311

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,567
Applied
5,741
Accepted
13,785
Enrolled
39%
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Female Admissions

8,226
Females Applied
3,265
Females Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,341
Males Applied
2,476
Males Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.51
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

23,800
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Fees

1,476
Full-time student fees
10,478
Room & board
6,698
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

15,024
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,553
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,185
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,331
Avg. Loan Aid
7,540
Avg. Grant Aid
10,905
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
56%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

13,785
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
61%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.24%
Black or African American 4.46%
White or Caucasian 66.41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.45%
Asian 1.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 2.5%
Other 14.31%

Gender

Male (45.91%)
Female (54.09%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Coffeehouse, Homecoming and Block Party

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Campus Serve

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour emergency dispatch

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No
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