Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515
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Liberty University Review

A Excellent
4.454525 Based on 11 Reviews
Career Preparation
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Students and Culture
A
Facilities
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Activities and Groups
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Liberty University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

9786 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
 
 
 
2
 
Applied Psychology
 
 
75
 
 
Bible/Biblical Studies
 
2
8
266
 
Biopsychology
 
8
 
 
 
Christian Studies
 
27
 
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
581
 
19
Divinity/Ministry
 
 
494
 
 
History, General
 
169
84
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
52
 
 
 
Human Services, General
 
17
2
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
72
10
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
50
 
 
 
Lay Ministry
 
18
 
 
 
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
 
 
1228
48
 
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
 
0
0
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
35
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
306
1365
137
 
 
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
 
34
 
72
 
Philosophy
 
3
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
0
134
6
 
 
Psychology, General
173
1033
6
 
 
Public Administration
 
1
37
15
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
125
15
 
Religion/Religious Studies
182
1536
0
 
18
Religious Education
 
 
25
 
 
Religious/Sacred Music
 
32
22
2
11
Social Sciences, General
 
18
 
 
 
Social Work
 
124
 
 
 
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
 
 
2
 
 
Theology/Theological Studies
 
 
915
70
38
Youth Ministry
 
62
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

3774 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
39
219
190
18
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
1538
1444
82
28
Business/Commerce, General
127
10
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
13
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
 
1
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
53
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
 
4
 
Project Management
 
 
2
6
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

3263 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Sign Language (Asl)
 
13
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
241
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
147
80
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
102
170
43
 
 
Education, General
 
21
93
 
 
Education, Other
38
3
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
39
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
9
18
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
120
192
118
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
31
20
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
276
197
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
29
7
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
124
 
 
Exercise Physiology
 
 
10
 
 
General Studies
1
 
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
3
 
 
 
Hebrew Language and Literature
 
 
 
4
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
14
2
4
History Teacher Education
 
 
41
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
44
3
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
 
 
58
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
85
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
6
 
 
Outdoor Education
 
17
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
17
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
77
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
8
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
132
251
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
33
33
15
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
76
114
8
 
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
 
 
51
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
20
 
5
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2058 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
16
 
 
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
15
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
 
54
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
41
63
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
142
70
 
 
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
144
 
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
276
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
26
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy
 
 
 
 
450
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
62
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
262
44
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
368
0
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
25
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

420 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
29
 
1
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
6
 
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
 
 
95
 
 
Information Technology
 
140
6
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
22
91
25
3
 
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
 
1
 
 
 

367 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
71
4
 
 
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
96
14
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
73
88
 
 
Journalism
 
15
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
 
 
6
 
 

338 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
220
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
4
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
7
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
8
 
 
 
Biopsychology
 
8
 
 
 
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
6
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
8
 
 
 
Environmental Biology
 
14
 
 
 
Informatics
 
14
1
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
22
 
 
 
Wildlife Biology
 
15
 
 
 
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
11
 
 
 

300 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology
 
16
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
14
 
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
95
97
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
7
 
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
2
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
26
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
18
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
25
 
 
 

254 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Brass Instruments
 
3
 
 
 
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
54
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
10
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
3
 
 
 
Graphic Design
 
52
1
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
4
 
 
 
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
10
 
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
15
19
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
0
 
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
6
 
 
 
Music, General
 
11
 
 
 
Music, Other
 
18
 
 
 
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
2
3
4
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
26
 
 
Stringed Instruments
 
1
 
 
 
Voice and Opera
 
12
 
 
 

46 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
4
 
 
 
 
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
40
 
 
 
Construction Trades, General
2
 
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Liberty University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
 
 
 
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology
 
 
 
 
American/U.s. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
 
 
 
 
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
 
 
 
 
Applied Psychology
 
 
 
 
Bible/Biblical Studies
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
 
Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
 
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
 
 
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
 
 
 
 
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
 
 
Divinity/Ministry
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
Education, Other
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Exercise Physiology
 
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
 
Graphic Design
 
 
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
Hebrew Language and Literature
 
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
History, General
 
 
 
Human Services, General
 
 
 
 
Informatics
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
International Law and Legal Studies
 
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
 
 
 
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
 
 
 
 
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
 
 
 
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
 
 
 
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
 
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
 
 
Pre-Law Studies
 
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
 
Project Management
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
 
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
Religious Education
 
 
 
 
Religious/Sacred Music
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
 
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
 
 
 
 
Theology/Theological Studies
 
 
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
  • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
  • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology (John W. Rawlings School of Divinity)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.2727272727273 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Sport Management, Class of 2013

    There are many internship and work opportunities there. They provide ample opportunities to meet and network with new people and will make sure you get the education, experience and connections you need to succeed after graduation. They have an entire career center committed to you.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Special education , Class of 2013

    Opportunities in the schools home state

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelors Degree, Class of 2017

    Microsoft word, Blackboard, and live chats

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

    career fairs, pearson, mcgraw hill, nclex review

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2013

    Internships, real world examples, community exploration assignments

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

    I am thinking "more" for those living on campus - as one traveling for intensives, I had little opportunity to fully take in the offerings.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 2013

    My Communications professors provided a wonderful balance of book learning/lectures and hands-on projects. I honed my skills through practicing what I'd been taught with creative and enriching opportunities, some of which brought me into contact with real world companies and organizations. We also had several chances to network through alumni panels, guest speakers, and the coursework that put us into contact with professionals in all sorts of industries.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Multi-disciplinary Studies, Class of 2011

    Research as a big part of course work and individual accountability with plenty of opportunities for application.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Masters of Religious Education, Class of 2010

    I don't know for sure

    3 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.4545454545455 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Sport Management, Class of 2013

    Liberty is a very diverse campus with many activities and great students. A welcoming and homey place.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelors Degree, Class of 2017

    I am a online student but we all feel like one big family

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

    Most of my classmates arrived for intensives (as did I), relationships lasted 4 days or less.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology; Human Services and Counseling, Class of 2008

    It is a private, conservative school.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 2013

    The student body is very welcoming, fun, and passionate. Liberty is a Christian school, and while there are students there from all sorts of backgrounds and belief systems, I can generally say that the culture is overwhelmingly positive, open, and warm. I had a fantastic experience and made many lifelong friends.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Multi-disciplinary Studies, Class of 2011

    Education seems to be a priority with a focus on understanding the secular worldview. and overcoming it.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.6363636363636 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Sport Management, Class of 2013

    Only the best at Liberty University. They have the newest and most up to date facilities and technologies.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

    modern, evolving, state of the art

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

    Dorms - good upkeep Classrooms - good upkeep

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology; Human Services and Counseling, Class of 2008

    Computer labs are ok. Dorms have improved since I attended. Dining hall has improved.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 2013

    This has already changed so much since I graduated. The new library is beautiful, the dining hall has recently been upgraded, and most of campus has been renovated recently or will be soon. Some of the classrooms are a little sterile looking, but many of the newer ones have been designed with more of an aesthetic appeal.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Multi-disciplinary Studies, Class of 2011

    First Class with the addition of medical school currently and law school recently.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.4545454545455 Based on 11 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Sport Management, Class of 2013

    Intramural sports are important at Liberty. Our student activities group always has huge events going on as well as concerts, carnivals and block parties. We have international student groups as well as any type of club you can imagine.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Special education , Class of 2013

    Snow boarding year round at Snowflex Mountain

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Educational Leadership, Class of 2015

    sense of belongingness among students and faculty

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

    coffeehouse, convocation, intramural and ncaa sports, student activities

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

    N/A for personal experience - however, through the campus paper, tons of things to do!

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 2013

    I think the most unique would be the Office of Student Leadership, which recruits students to be leaders on campus in several different capacities. This is the office that manages Resident Assitants (RAs), but there are also Prayer Leaders and Spiritual Life Coaches in every residence hall on campus. This makes the school a very special place in the sense that students are surrounded by peers who care about them and will mentor them if they so wish. This network of leaders was hugely impactful to me my freshman year, and in the years that followed, I also served in each of those roles. As far as activities go, Liberty does offer a variety of plays, concerts, intramural sports, and all types of entertainment. You can ski or snowboard year round on their Snowflex facility.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Multi-disciplinary Studies, Class of 2011

    Faculty and their concern for student growth and development.

    5 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • LU alumni excel in a variety of careers. Graduates include Dean Parker, founder of Cloud Communications Alliance and Callis Communications; Susan Wise Bauer, author and English instructor at The College of William and Mary; Paul Dixon, former president of Cedarville University; Shannon Bream, Supreme Court reporter for Fox News; Samantha Steele, ESPN College GameDay reporter; Terry Fator, singer, ventriloquist and season two winner of America’s Got Talent; Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia; William Franklin Graham IV, evangelist and grandson of Billy Graham; Octavio De La Grana, current assistant coach and head scout for the Miami Heat; and Mike Brown, wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • At Liberty University near Lynchburg, Virginia, the school greets students in the elegant new visitor’s center. Opened in 1971, LU has expanded to 7,000 acres and in the last three years has spent more than $500 million to upgrade its academic, athletic and housing facilities. The observatory features a 20-inch research telescope and a classroom for up to 20 people. The Jerry Falwell Library was finished in 2014 and the same year marked the completion of the center for medical and health sciences and the launch of the LU College of Osteopathic Medicine. But stay tuned for more. Construction of the 275-foot Freedom Tower and classroom building at the Rawlings School of Divinity are underway and set to open in spring 2017. Whether you’re hanging out in the apartment-style dorms of East Campus, attending a play in the Tower Theater, hanging out in LaHaye Student Center or taking to the slopes in the Mountain Snowflex Centre, you’ll never feel bored.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • More than 95,000 students worldwide are earning their degrees with LU’s flexible online classes, as the university offers 245 distance learning programs from the certificate to the doctoral level. LU takes the distance out of distance learning by providing ways for students to feel “connected, engaged, and encouraged.” Hear Christian speakers, authors and musicians by attending weekly streaming convocations. Students get a sense of the classroom atmosphere through video events, live chats, blogs, and social media or keep up on the latest by logging onto Yammer, the online community where they can connect, engage and encourage one another. Adults can sign up for continuing education courses to upgrade their professional skills, become re-certified in their chosen fields, or introduce themselves to Scuba diving, wilderness first aid, or American Sign Language.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The LU Flames are part of the Big South Conference, with 11 universities including Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Radford and Winthrop. Students compete in 20 NCAA Division I sports in the 22,000-seat Williams Stadium and new baseball and softball stadiums. More than 9,000 fans wearing the school’s red, white and blue crowd the Vines Center, known as “The Furnace,” for roundball and team members get ready for games in the recently-built basketball practice facility. The Academic and Performance Center, opening in summer 2017, will have an Olympic sport weight room and centralized training facility. Students can follow their favorite teams with the Flames Minute and clock countdown to the next big game at Liberty.edu/flames.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The university is divided into 16 colleges and schools offering 520 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Residential students mingle with others from 50 states and 80 countries, while those studying online may encounter distance learners from 90 nations. The Liberty Way, the school’s honor code and an integral part of the community, addresses academic and non-academic misconduct and guides learning in fidelity to the Christian faith. Monday-Wednesday-Friday morning convocations offer world-class speakers and a praise and worship band. Residential students volunteer more than 300,000 hours each year in campus and community activities. Every professor goes through a rigorous interview proves that confirms a born-again relationship with Jesus and a commitment to teaching excellence. Religion reigns as the most popular major and LU prepares its students to be “Champions for Christ.”

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