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Liberty University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Liberty University is one of the largest evangelical Christian privateuniversities in the United States by student enrollment. With an enrollment exceeding 100,000, the university has about 850 international students. Admitted students came from all 50 states and 80 different nations.

Admissions at Liberty University’s more than 600 unique academic programs are primarily granted on the basis of GPA, different standardized test scores, consistency of grades, and essay submission. It's 15 academic schools and colleges provide different undergraduate and graduate programs of study, offered at campus and online. At campus, over 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs are offered by Liberty University. 

Liberty University Admissions Statistics

  • The acceptance rate at Liberty University is 30%.
  • The university offers more than 300 on-campus programs and nearly 400 online programs.
  • Residential students include 54% of females and 46% males.
  • 57% of the residential students live on campus, whereas the rest commute to Liberty.
  • Half of the admitted undergraduate students at Liberty have a high school GPA between 3.15-3.83.
  • Average old SAT(math & critical reading) and new SAT(ERW & math) scores of the admitted Liberty University undergraduates are 950-1170, and 1020-1220 respectively.
  • 50% of the admitted undergraduates have an ACT composite score of 20-27.


UG Application PortalApply Online Apply through live chat Apply over the phone with an admission counselor
PG Application PortalApply Online or download the Resident Graduate Application
Acceptance Rate (2019)30%
SAT Score RangeOld SAT (math & critical reading): 950-1170 New SAT (evidence-based reading & writing and math): 1020-1220
ACT Score Range20-27
International Student Application DeadlinesUndergraduate: May 1(fall) Graduate: March 31 (fall); October 31 (spring)
Intake SeasonSummer Semester; Fall Semester; Spring Semester
International Student Financial AidAvailable
International Student AdmissionsLiberty University International | Email

Liberty University Admissions Deadlines

  • All undergraduate applicants should submit their application by December 31 to be considered for a chance to win a scholarship of $5,000.
  • The final deadline for on-campus undergraduate students for the fall semester is May 1.
  • Deadline for Liberty University’s School of Law is July 15.
  • Candidates wishing to attend Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine should submit their application online by March 1.
  • Application deadlines for graduate students: March 31 (fall); October 31 (spring)

English Language Requirements for International Applicants

International students who come from countries where English is not a native language are required to provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting test scores of any of the following:

TestMinimum Score Required for admission to UG programsMinimum Score for admission to the School of AeronauticsMinimum Score Required for admission to graduate programs
ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency)3.63.9-
LCI (Language Consultants International)Successful completion of level 6Successful completion of level 7-
ELS Educational ServicesSuccessful completion of level 109Successful completion of level 112-

Information for International Applicants

Situated in central Virginia, Liberty University is home to nearly 800 international students from more than 70 countries. At Liberty, international students are celebrated every semester through Global Focus Week, where their professional, as well as spiritual growth, go hand in hand in a welcoming Christian environment.

International students need to complete the following primary procedures to take admission into their desired undergraduate or graduate program at Liberty University:

  • Fill out the international application and write the admission essay.
  • Request high school/college transcripts to be sent in.
  • Provide proof of financial support.
  • Provide English language proficiency exam score report if your native language isn’t English.
  • Submit a copy of the passport photo page.

International Students Application Deadlines

Undergraduate international students have no definite deadlines as the time needed for processing the visa application and making travel arrangements vary for each student. However, it is highly recommended that international candidates submit their application for admission three months prior to the beginning of the semester that they want to join in.

Graduate international students are required to submit their application for admission and be accepted by the following deadlines:

  • March 31 (fall)
  • October 31 (spring)

Visa Requirements

Admitted international students will need to obtain an American visa to study at Liberty University. A visa document will be issued once the university receives following documents:

  • Affidavit of Financial Support 
    • This could be a sponsor letter and a bank document
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport

After an I-20 is issued, applicants will need to contact the nearest US Embassy and prepare accordingly for their visa interview.

Liberty University Resident Undergraduate Admissions

Liberty University offers more than 200 on-campusundergraduate programs through 13 schools and colleges.

Admission process for entrance to any of these undergraduate programs can broadly be divided into the following steps:

  • Apply Online: Candidates can apply online through the university website. All necessary documents such as the admission essay, high school transcripts, official test scores need to be mailed electronically to the university. Application fee of $25 has to be paid.
  • Create myLU account: This will provide access to features necessary for further admission processes at Liberty University.
  • Accept: After receiving the documents and a completed application, the university will provide an admission decision. Accept your admission by submitting a confirmation deposit of $250.
  • Complete Assessment & Submit FAFSA: In order to register for classes at Liberty, all candidates need to complete a math and English assessment test. Students who have already transferred mathematics or English college credits do not need to take the assessment tests.
  • Select Campus Housing & Complete Financial Check-In: Use your ASIST (Automated Student Information Services Tool) to complete vehicle registration and other necessary processes.
  • Register for Courses: Register for the desired courses using your ASIST account. Candidates must select at least 12 credit hours to retain their financial aid.

Liberty University Resident Graduate Admissions

27 graduate programs and more than 100 graduate specializations are offered through 11 different schools and colleges of Liberty University. Every graduate program has its own set of requirements and admission process for students willing to pursue a program at one of the graduate schools at Liberty.

The graduate school at Liberty offers master’s, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in addition to graduate certificates.

Broadly, the following admission requirements need to be successfully fulfilled by prospective candidates seeking admission to graduate programs at Liberty University:

  • Apply online or submit the Resident Graduate application
  • Pay 50 USD application fee
  • Request transcripts
  • Letter of recommendations, 
  • Statement of purpose, 
  • Writing sample, 
  • Curriculum vitae, 
  • Contact information, 
  • Personal statement 
  • Letter of intent
  • Other school-specific requirements

Liberty University Admissions Office

The admissions office at Liberty University helps with admission related queries and requirements.

Admissions office phone number:

  • (800) 543-5317 (UG)
  • (877) 298-9617 (Graduate)

Resident admissions office timings(EST) are:

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admissions Office email:

For queries regarding admission into online programs offered by Liberty, contact (800) 424-9595

International Admissions Office

  • Call: (434) 592-3250
  • email:
  • Fax: (434) 592-3250
  • Timings: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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