About Liberty University

Founded in 1971, Liberty University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 47,050 full time undergraduate students, and 28,706 full time graduate students.

The Liberty University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 1756 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Liberty University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate24%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range950-1190
ACT Range21-28

Admissions at LU are considered Most Selective, with ,698% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 19% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Liberty University.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
39%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
87%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
67%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
2%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
60%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
39%
“There might be people who do”
1%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
39%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
87%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
67%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
2%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
60%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
39%
“There might be people who do”
1%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Liberty University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    1068 Students rated on-campus housing 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    589 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    1083 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    1136 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    1139 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    1136 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    1132 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    1142 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Liberty University?

898 Students rated Liberty University

Paul - 08/09/2022

I am a Liberty University Online student, so I do not know much about the on-campus experience. However, I do quite enjoy being an online student here at Liberty. The professors are all very kind and very helpful when you need anything. I also really enjoy not having to sit in zoom calls or watch tons of lectures, but can spend the majority of my time reading textbooks and then spend the rest of my time working on quizzes/tests/writing papers. Another great thing about Liberty University Online, is that I can schedule when I work on school around the rest of my life, rather than having to work it into my schedule. I would very much recommend choosing Liberty University Online, as it is also far cheaper than going to college in person.

Karen - 06/03/2022

It was a very large campus. The fact that you can take online classes as well as resedental ones made it a much more doable environment.

Tim - 06/02/2022

For the studious one, Liberty University is definitely the college to attend. It is a school of religious affiliation with a lack of a party scene, and the students and faculty are respectful of others' beliefs. Professors are generally approachable and friendly. Student life is full of fellowship and there are opportunities to make lifelong friendships. Academics are top-notch and facilities are mostly up-to-date. There are a wide variety of food choices within campus and many restaurants nearby for a change of scenery. Overall, Liberty University is an amazing college to consider!

Travis - 04/22/2022

Liberty is a great college with a strong Christian background. I start may 9th, but so far seems like a great school.

Liberty University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Liberty University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Liberty University is 24%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to work as hard as I could that way I could get more scholarships and I would take the ACT.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    One thing that is horrible at the school, not necessarily the school is the parking. The student population is growing so many people are moving off campus and there are very few convenient parking spaces for commuters.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very friendly and easy to get along with.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I would consider the faculty the best thing about Liberty. They care about how we do academically as well as how we are doing spiritually and as people. To them we are more than just students and are willing to help us with just about anything.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Liberty University Online is an accredited online university offering flexibility, affordability and an exceptional education.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Knew it all basically.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who likes to break rules. This school is designed to have guidelines to enable a fun social and learning environment.

    Read all  123 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The uniqe factor that isolates Liberty University simply springs from the foundational principles and values that this united educational system was founded upon. Such principles are based on Biblical truth but embrace all Christian and non-Christian individuals with similar values to impart spiritual and educational growth in order to raise and release champions into the workplace. It is by the faculty and staff whom are the dedicated and trustworthy conduits of this mission that allow for a multidimensional, multi-faceted educational experience that is incomparable.

    Read all  113 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any and all should attend this school.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I like to tell my friends that my school does all of my classes online, so I don't have to worry about being in a classfull of people. I don't have to worry about whether I answer questions right or not.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Liberty University is best known for it being a religious school.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The only thing I can think of is rather trivial: I do not like to make my bed on Convocation days.

    Read all  86 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    i dont because i have not been admitted

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I like the online classes. They give you the freedom to go at your own pace. I think its a good school with a lot of wisdom.

    Read all  16 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    i believe so

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There aren't any when you are online. Best you might get is an online Facebook group chat.

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  18. What's the Greek scene like?

    We have no Greek life.

    Read all  3 answers
  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I prayed long and hard about where God wanted me to go to college, because I knew He did, and He led me to Liberty. Therefore, after that, Liberty was my only choice, and I wouldn't have settled for anything less.

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  20. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    There are many days on campus I do not think I would forget, however, one of those days would probably be when it snowed so much that classes were cancelled.

    Read all  1 answers
  21. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    Best is the Dating page on facebook. and worst is YIKYAK liberty kids love to be anonymous

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

47,050

Total Undergrad Enrollment

28,706

Total Grad Students

71%

Out-Of-State

27%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

100

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Liberty University receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,410

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,771

Books and Supplies

$8,963

Room and Board

27,144

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$24,375
$30 - $48K
$22,528
$48 - $75K
$24,551
$75 - $110K
$27,125
$110K & UP
$27,121

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