A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A+
Liberty University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Liberty University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
22%
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Liberty University

Cost

Net Price
$23,367/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,428/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,195/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,234/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,566/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,745/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.524 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.540 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.535 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,408Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 333 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • I am an online student
    29%
  • Champion
    10%
  • Champion for Christ
    10%
  • Human
    3%
  • Loves Christ
    2%
  • Judgemental
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.413 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.701 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 416 responses
Report
  • Christ centered!
    40%
  • Champions
    24%
  • "If it's Christian, it ought to be better."
    10%
  • Faithful
    8%
  • Exciting
    5%
  • Family
    3%
  • Diffrent
    2%

After Liberty University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.406 responses
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Liberty University Reviews

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Liberty is a great Christian university for those who are religious and non-religious alike. While the rules can feel a little overbearing at times, the main focus of the school is to cultivate well-rounded students with an acceptable education, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. Many activities available to students including a vast array of high level sports teams, concerts, recreation centers, a fitness center with the best equipment, all at a relatively affordable price. All individuals getting ready to earn a degree should seriously consider this university!
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My experience with Liberty University was beyond my expectations! At LU, one is able to make great connections in a diverse environment. The campus itself is its' own small town and that gave me a very home-like feeling when I went to visit the campus. There are a lot of different things to do around campus when it comes too wanting to go out and do something with friends. The students and faculty are very helpful and very friendly. The environment is very neutral and there is no competition with anyone. The campus and student life was what allowed me to see and understand LUs' mission and goal. I had a great time and what will always be a favorite memory to me visiting LU.
Both my parents and some of my relatives are alumni of Liberty University.
I had never actually planned to come here because I wanted to attend a small college close to home (IL), but during one of my visits to Liberty, I absolutely fell in love with the place; I knew I had to come here.
Whether you're Christian or not, Liberty is a wonderful school. They're "Training Champions for Christ," they don't want you to just "get by," they want you to excel.
There is of course a variety in professors and teaching style, but over all I have found that the professors are willing to help and care about our individual success. Not just academically, but also mentally, physically, socially/relationally, spiritually...
One professor gives his number to the whole class incase we need to talk to someone. And, one of my nursing professors offered for us to come to her office any time, and if we needed anything from sanitary pads to a bag of chips, she has them.

I love this place!