Liberty University in Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

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Overview

Liberty University offers 387-degree programs and 261 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 22%. The most popular test is SAT - 47% of students submitted it in comparison to 26% of students who submitted ACT. 40.8% are women, and 59.2% are men. 2% percents of international students. Liberty University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Liberty University is 23706$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $25800 and $34000 per year. 50% of full-time Liberty University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Liberty University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$23,706
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Liberty University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$23,428
$30,001 - $48,000$22,195
$48,001 - $75,000$23,234
$75,001 - $110,000$24,566
$110,001+$24,745

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5200

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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7%

Salary After Attending

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$35,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Liberty University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Liberty University graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Liberty University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time to completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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22%

In comparison to National Average

Liberty University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 65%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 43%.

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22%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Liberty University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 49%.

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22%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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47%

Total

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35%

Full time

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12%

Part time

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Liberty University students submitting SAT scores

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47%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1350 - 1730

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 590
Math: 450 - 570
Writing: 440 - 570

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Liberty University students submitting ACT scores

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26%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 27
Math: 18 - 26
Writing: -

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Liberty University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

2492
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1971 University Blvd address in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Liberty University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Liberty University offers 387 programs in total: 156 are for Bachelor's degree, 81 - for Master's degree, 57 - for Post-master's certificate, 51 - for Associate's degree, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 173 universities in Virginia state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Liberty University is one of the few institutions in Virginia that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 261 distance learning programs that are provided in the Liberty University: 72 are for Master's degree, 60 - for Bachelor's degree, 57 - for Post-master's certificate, 33 - for Associate's degree, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Virginia state average data to help you compare.

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Liberty University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 40063 students with 1201898 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 24112 with 578691 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 209 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Liberty University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I’m currently enrolled in the medical office assistant program for the spring semester. The admission office has been very professional and helpful with all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Liberty University to any upcoming student.

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Overall Rating:

My experience at Liberty has been phenomenal. The program is rigorous and require commitment and dedication to reading and research. I am proud to say, I have received a quality education. I passed my Praxis on the first attempt. Great school choice.

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Overall Rating:

I am a proud aLUm! I enjoyed my time at Liberty. The academics are challenging, yet rewarding because of the accessibility of the professors. The campus is beautiful. There are so many events and top class recreational facilities to go to.

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Overall Rating:

I have spent 3 years at LU, and have consistently been impressed by the quality, rigor and real world preparation that my courses have provided. The professors are dedicated, in touch with the students and future members of our respective fields. The campus is beautiful and state of the art. Liberty and Lynchburg are comfortable places to call home. You will find good and bad at any institution. However, I would not trade my time, experiences or knowledge attained here for anything.

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Overall Rating:

Studied at Liberty University for graduate in History. I must say the program is very challenging and at times I thought I might not be able get over hurdles academically but thru perseverance and hard work I was able to achieve my goal. The counselors, educators, professors are extremely professional informative and passionate. On campus personnel are helpful and go out of their way to make you part of the Liberty team. As a Army veteran they honor the service by word and deed. Discounts in tuition. Cool. They look after their students welfare. When I went to my graduation in May 2017, they helped me by letting me stay in the dorms when all hotels were full and funds were low. (Thank you!)The campus is absolutely huge, beautiful and growing. The leadership under Jerry Falwell Jr. is absolutely awesome. Putting Jesus first in all. Having President Donald Trump speak at our 2017 Commencement in May was historic, magnificent and motivating. Thank you Liberty University for a marvelous experience at my graduate education. God bless you all.

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Location & Website

Address: 1971 University Blvd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Christian

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4345822000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: liberty.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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