Liberty University


Liberty University is a private university. It is also the largest evangelical Christian university. There are nearly 12,500 students admitted to this university in total every year. Not only do this university enroll residential students, but also it recruits students for its online programs. Students can study either on campus or via the internet.

The university was founded in the year of 1971 and has grown fast ever since. Now LU has grown into the nation’s 7th largest four-year university. LU is located in Lynchburg in the States of Virginia. Its campus is big, having many apartments and living facilities nearby.

Liberty University offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate’s programs. The vast majority of its students are enrolled as undergraduates pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree. But at the same time, there are also many program options for choosing in the university, Students are also given opportunities to study abroad in more than 11 countries.

The mission of the Liberty University is:

Maintaining the vision of the founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University develops Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact the world.Through its residential and online programs, the University educates men and women who will make important contributions to their workplaces and communities, follow their chosen vocations as callings to glorify God, and fulfill the Great Commission.


LU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and School, which is an institutional accreditation. In addition to this, lots of studying programs offered by Liberty have also received accreditation provided by different organizations, including National Council for Accreditation of Teach, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, etc.


Liberty University comprises two colleges and eight schools:

  • School of Aeronautics
  • Helms School of Government
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Religion
  • College of General Studies
  • College of Arts & Sciences

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Philosophy and Religious Studies
  3. Psychology
  4. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  5. Health Professions and Related Programs

Based on the statics provided by U.S News Rankings, among all the regional universities in the south of United States, LU is ranked as the 80th.

There are nearly 1,900 academic staffs working in the Liberty University and nearly half of the classes have fewer than 20 students. Besides receiving lessons on campus, students are ensured many other teaching approaches. It is also encouraged that students take the advantage of the internet and learn more from LU online programs,


Applicants for the university are required to possess high school diplomas. General Educational Development (GED) is equally effective. It also requires applicants to take standardized tests like SAT or ACT. Usually, the university consider academic factors as a priority during the enrollment. GPA and test scores are considered to be vital importance.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 19,154. Students spend USD 1,888 for life expanses on average and USD 6,680 for accommodation.

The university offers two kinds of scholarship to its students based on the students’ qualifications. The Need-based scholarship will provide a scholarship up to USD 7,518, while the Non-need-based scholarship will provide a scholarship up to USD 5,917.

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