Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$24,910

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
42%
400-499
10%
300-399
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

53%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,979
Declined 13,204
Total Received 20,183
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Private

13,417

undergraduate students

1,512

graduate students

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School Facts

Liberty University, founded in 1971, is a private, church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business and Government, Communications, Education, and Religion, and the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Its 6,819-acre campus is located in Lynchburg, VA in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 14,929
Established in 1971
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation nondenominational

6,819-acre campus in Lynchburg (population: 82,126), 50 miles from Roanoke. Served by air, bus, and train; larger airport serves Richmond (120 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lynchburg Regional

Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA
24515-2269

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Serve

Top Events

  • Coffeehouse
  • Homecoming
  • Block Party
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour emergency dispatch

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
44%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
89%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
42%
400-499
10%
300-399
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,979
Declined 13,204
Total Received 20,183

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 75
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,418

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,800
Room & board $10,462
Additional fees $1,110
Books & supplies $1,509
Other fees $3,799
Total $40,680
Average Financial Aid - $5,418
Total with Avg. Aid $35,262
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, crew, disc golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, paintball, racquetball, skiing, snowboarding, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (beach/indoor), wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, beach volleyball, crew, disc golf, figure skating, gymnastics, hockey, racquetball, skiing, snowboarding, synchronized skating, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airline Flight Attendant
American Sign Language (ASL)
Apparel and Textiles, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Biotechnology
Brass Instruments
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Christian Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Trades, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Engineering
Informatics
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Lay Ministry
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Military History
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Musical Theatre
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Outdoor Education
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Wildlife Biology
Youth Ministry
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

14,929

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

13,417
students

Female
53%
7,170

Male
44%
5,947

12%

1,812
students

Female
48%
877

Male
52%
935

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

12,513
students

Female
55%
6,881

Male
45%
5,632

5%

604
students

Female
48%
289

Male
52%
315

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

759

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Tutors
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