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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY - [LU], LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA

Lynchburg, VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1971Established Year
  100000Enrollment

Liberty University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Comprising 17 colleges and schools, the Liberty University is known for its historical yet continuing reputation and excellence in producing successful individuals in their own respective fields. Founded in 1971, it is a private institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is one of the largest universities in the USA with an average graduation rate of 43%. With ‘knowledge aflame’ as its motto, the university maintains an outstanding record of job placements and notable alumni.

Liberty University Rankings

Liberty University has been conferred the following rankings by different ranking agencies:

  • #293 in terms of Top National Universities 2020 by the US News.
  • #4 in terms of Best College Campus in America 2020 by the niche.
  • The niche ranks the university in the 96th place in terms of Best Colleges for Education in America 2020;
  • #371 in Private Colleges 2019 by the Forbes.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Endowment1.43 billion USD
Student Retention Rate71%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity58%
Annual Cost of Attendance41,112 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@liberty.edu;
434 582-5985

Liberty University Campus

  • The university is spread over a land of 70 acres and is located in one of the most serene cities, at Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • The college encloses more than 40 sports clubs along with 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams. it is also a part of the ASUN Conference.
  • The classes are built in a manner to encourage maximum interaction with less than 20 students in 39.2% of its classes.
  • To encourage the same, the student-teacher ratio is 18:1.
  • Over 57% of the students live on the campus.
  • Women’s center, health center, escort and placement service are the inclusions of the campus at the university.

Liberty University Residence

  • Students are offered with six types of room arrangements on the campus including the two-person rooms and traditional residence hall for female students.
  • Students are given the chance to attend a convocation for the fresher residents to encourage interactions.
  • Private bathrooms, high-speed internet, access to a bookstore, postal and laundry services are among the basic amenities offered.
  • Alternatively, one may look for different off-campus housing options in the USA close to the campus.

Liberty University Programs

  • Around 600 programs are offered, including about 200 undergraduate majors courses.
  • The university also offers 400 online courses to both national and international students.
  • The existing degrees of the students can also be enhanced by obtaining certificate programs in various fields like accounting, public administration, web development etc.
  • The university also organizes fairs and seminars in order to encourage students and provide a platform for awareness.
  • The university also offers an option to the students whereby which they can change their major upon entering the university.

Liberty University Application Process

Students seeking admission at Liberty University need to take care of the following key points:

  • Application Portal: Online
  • Application Fee: 50 USD
  • Undergraduate Admissions:
    • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
    • GED scores (if applicable)
    • Scores of SAT, ACT, or CLT
    • Essay submission
  • 50% of the students admitted in undergraduate courses were in the following mid-ranges:
    • High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
    • SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
    • ACT composite: 20-27
    • *Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Graduate Admissions:
    • GRE and/or MCAT scores
    • 2 letters of recommendation,
    • Admission questionnaires, or writing samples

Liberty University Cost of Attendance

Types of ExpensesCost (USD)
Tuition Fee23,800
Residence Fee5000-8000
Dining Plan3950-4450
Student Health Center Fee340
Activity Center Fee770
Auto-registration Fee (Optional)300
Part-time Credit Fee815

Liberty University Scholarships

  • No scholarships are offered to international students at Liberty University.
  • However, one may seek outside scholarships that are offered specifically to international students in the USA.

Liberty University Alumni

  • Alumni are benefitted by receiving attractive discounts on merchandise from various companies like amazon, Hyatt and sprint. access to major career services and access to major events at the university.
  • A few notable alumni are Allison Ball - Kentucky State Treasurer. Debbie Yow -athletic director at NC State, and Pete Kelley – former president of the Alaska Senate.

Liberty University Placement

  • The university organizes various career fairs like the Nursing fair and the Spring fair to encourage awareness and present opportunities.
  • It also provides the option of “HANDSHAKE” which is an online platform to meet recruiters and apply for internships.
  • Graduation rate – 43%.
  • Interview practice, resume and portfolio help along with the Washington and New York City fellowship is also a part of the career services of the university.
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Liberty University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population101951
FAFSA Code010392
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$35,100 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score114010401240 48%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing585530640-
Mathematics555510600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 35%
English252129-
Mathematics231926-

Liberty University Acceptance Rate

29.8%

Acceptance Rate

32854

Total Applicants

101951

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.2%

Male

58.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program29.8%
Total Applicants201676
Total Enrolled60084
Graduate
Graduate Programs29.8%
Total Applicants140530
Total Enrolled41867

Liberty University Enrollment

Enrollment
Liberty University Enrollment101951
Undergraduate Enrollment60084
Graduate Enrollment41867
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate43.8%

Attendance Cost

$35,100

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$35,100 / Year
Post Graduate Program$22,950 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,486 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,619 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,949 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,553 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$6,829 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,618 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,950 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Medicine ProgramsAmerican Osteopathic Association
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
431102034822762285
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #585

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 7 students ratings

    9/10

    9/10academic
    9.1/10infrastructure
    7.9/10placements
    9.1/10faculty
    9.4/10extracurricular
    9.1/10accommodation

    Reviews

    H
    Hannah, USA Strategic communication
    Liberty University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

    The financial package was the new deal for me. Additionally, I debated for the LU debate team and loved the coaching staff and team atmosphere. I had been recommended the school by multiple family friends, pastors and classmates. I paid an application fee but was refunded because I applied before a certain deadline. I graduated with a 4.0 gpa and a 32 SAT. I?m a member of the LU honors program.


    Exams - 

    I loved their Strategic Communication program, and I knew the chair of the department through a friend. There are about 400 people per class, I believe, although they just redid our degree completion plan to include fewer graphic and art classes, which may have shifted the demographics and class size. We didn't have any entrance exams or required scores to get in. Eligibility was open, and anyone who can pass the classes can stay in the program.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    5 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    01, Aug 2019 read more
    B
    Brianna croye, USA Bachelors in computer science
    Liberty University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    10
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY UNIVERSITY

    I am a Christian and fell in love with the campus and the ministry there. All the professors and staff really do care about their students. They take care of us and the campus and are always building and expanding.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The curriculum is planned out very well. I learn a LOT and am not overwhelmed by the work or lectures. Even with 8-week classes, I am able to easily complete my assignments in plenty of time because of the way they plan this out.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    10 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    16, Apr 2019 read more
    E
    Elizabeth manti, USA Nursing
    Liberty University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IS THE PLACE TO BE

    I loved the beliefs that this school had and the friendly atmosphere! All of the students are very welcoming even if you are outside of their friend circle, and there are several opportunities to make new friends!


    Course Curriculum - 

    It is challenging but it definitely prepares everyone for the work force. The professors are very good at making sure we remember certain information and they make sure to keep us fresh with new information every day!

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    26, Mar 2019 read more
    M
    Madelaine shreeman, USA English with teacher licensure
    Liberty University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    LIBERTY UNIVERSITY - A PLACE FOR ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUCCESS

    I wanted somewhere close to home due to medical reasons, but something larger than my hometown's university. Having a Christian college was not a must, but was a huge plus for me as well. I wanted a unique experience, and that's what Liberty has given me.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I love the courses that I have gotten to take. After the basic introductory college courses, the ones in my major are challenging but very interesting and they allow me to learn very well. They have taught me very much about the field that I am entering.

    9 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    17, Mar 2019 read more
    Z
    Zoe, USA Information technology
    Liberty University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    REVIEW ON LIBERTY

    I have a lot of friends who go there. It was easy for me to make friends because I already knew some people there. It's also pretty close to home. Being close to home is nice because I can go home whenever I want.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It is ok. I am taking six classes right now. I feel like, in my computer science classes, my professors rarely talk about the lecture topic-- they're always getting off track. However, in my two bible classes and statistics class, the curriculum is great.

    9 /10
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    9 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    10 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    15, Mar 2019 read more
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    Book Store

    Liberty University0.02 Km
    Liberty University Bookstore0.14 Km
    Book Store0.91 Km
    Barnes & Noble1.08 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet1.21 Km
    FYE1.34 Km
    Bookshop On the Avenue4.34 Km
    Civil War Videos4.89 Km
    Cross And Crown Rare Books4.95 Km
    Givens Books & Little Dickens5.99 Km
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    Bus Station

    Wards Rd. (Northbound, Starbucks)0.36 Km
    Liberty University- Green Hall Transfer Station0.6 Km
    Wards Rd. (Northbound)0.64 Km
    CVCC Inbound Stop0.68 Km
    Wards Rd. (Walmart Parking Lot)0.7 Km
    Candlers Station Shopping Center (Exiting Onto Candlers Mt. Rd.)0.79 Km
    Cvcc Campus Main Stop (2 Shleters)0.91 Km
    Wards Rd (Northbound, Bergulnd Toyota)0.93 Km
    Candlers Station Shopping Center (Dollar Movie Parking Lot)121.61 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    SeaQuest0.55 Km
    Candlers Station1.12 Km
    Sunglass Hut1.27 Km
    Trabajo El Acuario1.32 Km
    Wards Crossing1.32 Km
    River Ridge Mall Keepsakes1.34 Km
    The shopping center1.34 Km
    Fort Hill2.72 Km
    Chestnut Hills Shopping Center2.73 Km
    Heritage Commercial Center3.45 Km
    Timberlake Station LLC4.16 Km
    Brookville Plaza4.41 Km
    Westover Shopping Center5.05 Km
    Timbrook Square Shopping Center5.62 Km
    Lakeside Crossing Shopping Center6.42 Km
    Graves Mill Shopping Center6.73 Km
    Waterlick Plaza6.88 Km
    Kim Nails6.99 Km
    Forest Hills Shopping Center7.41 Km
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    Airport

    Aeropuerto Lynchburg2.92 Km
    Lynchburg Regional Airport3.54 Km
    Falwell Airport5.73 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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