Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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Liberty University Review

Lynchburg, VA, 1971 University Blvd
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Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Liberty University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 80,494 students and offering 137 degrees in Lynchburg, VA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Human and Social Sciences
9,768 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bible/biblical Studies
28
126
Christian Studies
23
Counseling Psychology
786
10
Divinity/ministry
523
History
39
14
Human Development and Family Studies
41
Human Services
1,910
International Relations and Affairs
32
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
24
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology
6
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
477
983
Pastoral Studies/counseling
9
52
Philosophy
5
Political Science
0
52
Psychology
210
1,327
Public Administration
10
Public Policy Analysis
87
9
Religion/religious Studies
212
1,067
6
8
Religious Education
63
Religious/sacred Music
52
42
8
Social Sciences
24
Theology/theological Studies
1,200
256
43
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
3,167 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
53
207
201
9
Business Administration and Management
880
1,405
92
Commerce
134
165
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
9
Information Resources Management
6
Organizational Communication
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
2,881 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
216
Curriculum and Instruction
252
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
64
Education
26
68
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
46
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
8
Educational/instructional Technology
132
14
Educational Leadership and Administration
146
384
133
Elementary Education and Teaching
303
184
English Language and Literature
35
13
General Studies
8
0
History Teacher Education
6
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
3
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
37
Liberal Arts
79
Secondary Education and Teaching
91
Spanish Language and Literature
7
Special Education and Teaching
83
177
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
143
4
6
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
58
108
9
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
9
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Legal and Law
910 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline Flight Attendant
1
Criminal Justice
81
479
91
27
Law
60
Legal Assistant/paralegal
44
90
37
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
904 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
19
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
42
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
98
Medical Office Assistant/specialist
5
Public Health
125
Public Health Education and Promotion
61
Registered Nurse
456
98
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
211 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology
4
110
Biochemistry
9
Biology
59
Cellular and Molecular Biology
5
Environmental Biology
2
Mathematics
19
Wildlife Biology
2
Zoology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
146 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
17
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
2
Computer Software and Media Applications
2
Information Technology
1
Management Information Systems
25
97
1
Web/multimedia Management and Webmaster
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
144 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
14
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
8
Fine Arts
7
Graphic Design
89
Music
17
Music Theory and Composition
1
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
6
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
48 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biomedical Sciences
3
7
Computer Engineering
3
Computer Software Engineering
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
17
Industrial Engineering
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Trades and Careers
26 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
23
Construction Trades
2
Welding
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
26 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
24
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Liberty University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Bible/biblical Studies
Business Administration and Management
Commerce
Communication
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Software and Media Applications
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree 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
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?
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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Special education , Class of 2013

Opportunities in the schools home state

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors Degree, Class of 2017

Microsoft word, Blackboard, and live chats

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

career fairs, pearson, mcgraw hill, nclex review

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2013

Internships, real world examples, community exploration assignments

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.

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.

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.

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

I don't know for sure

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors Degree, Class of 2017

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

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.

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

It is a private, conservative school.

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.

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.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

modern, evolving, state of the art

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

Dorms - good upkeep Classrooms - good upkeep

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.

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.

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

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

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Special education , Class of 2013

Snow boarding year round at Snowflex Mountain

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Educational Leadership, Class of 2015

sense of belongingness among students and faculty

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, BSN, Class of 2014

coffeehouse, convocation, intramural and ncaa sports, student activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pastoral Counseling, Class of 2009

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

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.

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

Faculty and their concern for student growth and development.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Liberty University Education and Liberal Arts Program
UDC Contributor

Looking to major in religious studies and ministerial training at a school with a solid Christian foundation? Look no further than LU, the world’s largest accredited university in both areas. The Rawlings School of Divinity offers residential and online education in biblical and theological studies, Christian leadership, church ministries, and global studies. Degrees from associate to Ph.D. can be tailored to match your area of interest. At the Center for Apologetics & Cultural Engagement students learn how to defend their faith and can prepare for a post-campus career at the Centers for Chaplaincy or Youth Ministry. You can even spend an off-campus weekend at a host church through Youth Quest, raise international awareness by attending the semi-annual Global Focus Week, or gain cross-cultural experience during a global retreat or internship. Combining theological study with practical training will serve to prepare you to pursue a career in the academy, church, or parachurch ministry leadership.

Questions and Answers about Liberty University

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Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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