liberty university




Liberty University (LU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.


LU is a private, non profit, Christian research university based in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty is a Baptist college well known for its online programs. 

LU was established in 1971, and currently maintains an enrollment of more than 100,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, due mainly to the school's online programs. In terms of student enrollment, LU is the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world. 

Students at Liberty come from all 50 states, Washington DC, and 86 other countries. 

However, LU is surprisingly selective: The acceptance rate for first time, full time, resident students is only about 20 percent. 


LU is made up of the following 10 colleges:

  1. Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  2. Liberty School of Aeronautics
  3. Liberty School of Business
  4. Liberty School of Divinity
  5. Liberty School of Engineering
  6. Liberty School of Law and Government
  7. Liberty School of Music
  8. Liberty School of Trades and Technical Studies
  9. Liberty University Online
  10. Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center 


Liberty is accredited to award degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  


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liberty university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about LU. 


1. Where is Liberty University?

Although Liberty is primarily an online college, the school does have a campus in Lynchburg, which is located roughly 100 miles west of Richmond.

Here is the official mailing and visiting address for the LU campus:  


1971 University Boulevard

Lynchburg, Virginia

24515




2. What types of degrees are offered at Liberty University?

Liberty offers Associate degrees, Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctoral degrees in more than 600 fields of study. 




3. What undergraduate programs are offered at Liberty University?

Here is a list of some of the most popular undergraduate majors (leading to Bachelor degrees) offered at LU: 

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Services
  • Air Transportation
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Drama
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English Language & Literature
  • ESL Teacher Education
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • History
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences 
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Visual Arts
  • Web/Multimedia Design




4. What graduate programs are offered at Liberty University?

As mentioned, LU offers hundreds of Masters degree programs. Check the LU website for the Masters degree of your choice. Here are a few sample areas of focus: 

  • Accounting
  • Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Executive Leadership
  • Exercise Science
  • Global Studies
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Political Science
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Social Media Management
  • Sport Management
  • Teaching


Here is a list of the 10 most popular Doctoral Degree (PhD) programs offered at LU:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Christian Leadership
  3. Community Care and Counseling
  4. Counselor Education
  5. Curriculum and Instruction (all types)
  6. Educational Leadership
  7. Ministry
  8. Nursing Practice
  9. Theology
  10. Worship Studies




Above: The visitor center at LU

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5. What programs are studied at the Liberty University School of Law? 

Here is a list of certificates of concentration for law (JD) degrees from LU:

  • Advocacy
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Family & Juvenile Law
  • International Law
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Trial Advocacy


Law degrees at Liberty can be earned online or on campus. Dual degrees are also available.




6. Why should I attend Liberty University? 

Here are just a few good reasons for enrolling at LU:

  • LU is a fully accredited university.
  • Degrees from LU can be earned fully online, from anywhere in the world. 
  • LU has many degree and certificate programs to choose from. 
  • In terms of enrollment, Liberty is one of the largest universities in America. 
  • Still, Liberty features small class sizes: Even online, the student faculty ratio is no more than 25 to 1. 
  • Liberty offers a faith-based education, for people who like that sort of thing. 




7. How much does it cost to attend Liberty University?

According to the LU website, the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and meals for resident undergraduates is less than $35,000.  

The basic cost of tuition and fees for the Liberty School of Law is about $35,800. 


Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, textbook fees, and insurance fees, among others. 

Students enrolled at Liberty often receive financial aid, as long as they successfully complete the FAFSA form. Liberty has access to hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid. 




8. What is the Liberty University campus like?

The LU campus spans 7,000 suburban acres and features hundreds of academic buildings, including a school of medicine and a school of law.  

Other notable campus landmarks include the 90,000-square-foot LaHaye Student Center, the Tilley Center, a huge library, an athletic facility, a synthetic ski slope, a 640-seat theater, and the Carter Glass Mansion, to name just a few. The campus also features a student housing complex. 


Public transportation is available to, from, and around the Liberty campus. 

Nearby conveniences include a shopping mall, a Walmart Supercenter, a Target store, a Starbucks, and many places to eat. Among the local attractions in Lynchburg are the Jerry Falwell Museum, the Maier Museum of Art, and the Legacy Museum of African American History, among others


The athletic teams at LU are called the Liberty Flames. They play for Division I of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big South Conference, among others. The school colors are red, white, and blue. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at LU include 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field 
  • Volleyball


Roughly 15,000 students are enrolled in on-campus courses at LU. The other 100,000+ students are enrolled online.  




Above: A rainbow graces the LU campus

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Above: The football stadium at LU

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9. What is the contact information for Liberty University?

You can reach the main office of LU by calling 434-582-2000. 

To use a toll free number, call 800-543-5317. 

To speak with someone in the Admissions office, call 800-424-9595. 

The fax number of LU is 800-542-2311. 

To reach the Liberty Law School, call 434-592-5300. 




Above: The LU logo

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Above: Sparky Flames, the continually cranky (and somewhat creepy) LU mascot

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