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Liberty University
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
47988
Transfer-in
11209
Average Class Size
Overall
22
Years 1 & 2
24
Years 3 & 4
20

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Founded in 1971, Liberty University is the world's premier Christian university, one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation, and the largest university in Virginia. Utilizing its world-class infrastructure and Christian faculty, Liberty's mission is to Train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow's world. Liberty University is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with 15 colleges and schools, over 110,000 students, and 700+ programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level. Students have the option to study on campus in Lynchburg, VA or from anywhere through Liberty's online program.

Emphasizing just the right balance between academic theory, research, and hands-on training, Liberty's unique approach to education means that you can be prepared to not only succeed in your profession of choice but also to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing marketplace.

At Liberty University, you'll be equipped to do your job ethically and with excellence. Gain the critical thinking, research, data analysis, and communication skills you need to become an essential contributor in your field and the kind of leader who inspires others.

You want a quality education, so whether you pursue your degree residentially or online, you will be part of a program that meets rigorous standards and stays on the cutting edge of industry trends. In fact, Niche.com ranks us in the Top 5 Best Online Colleges in America. We value your finances as well, which is why we have frozen tuition rates for many of our programs for the past six years.

Hard work, courage, and integrity define our faith, so we don't just equip students with a degree; we Train Champions for Christ who impact the world.

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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A freshman is a student who has earned fewer than 24 credit hours.
College Fit
At Liberty University, we believe in developing Christ-centered men and women wi...see moreAt Liberty University, we believe in developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills to impact their world. Training Champions for Christ has been our mission for the past 50 years and will be for the years to come. We offer 300+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from aeronautics to zoology, generous scholarships and financial aid, and exciting opportunities to serve, worship, and have fun. Our world-class campus provides everything you need to thrive as a student while preparing to make an impact for Christ through your career. We believe a Liberty education should be affordable and accessible to everyone. That's why we've frozen tuition for the fourth year in a row through the 2022-23 academic year and waived the test-score admission requirement through Fall 2023. Liberty has the resources and opportunities of a large state university and the heart and soul of an intimate Christ-centered college. You won't find anywhere like it. https://www.liberty.edu/aboutliberty/index.cfm?PID=6925
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by the student's acceptance semester at LU.
English Language Proficiency
For international applicants whose primary language is not English, Liberty does...see moreFor international applicants whose primary language is not English, Liberty does require proof of English proficiency. The testing options are listed here: https://www.liberty.edu/residential/international/undergraduate/
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
The online application fee is deferred and is $50. This fee shows up on the first semester of attendance should the stud...see moreThe online application fee is deferred and is $50. This fee shows up on the first semester of attendance should the student attend Liberty University. This fee is non-refundable.
Application Type(s)
Institutional application. Liberty does not accept the common application.
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Preliminary transcript must reflect all coursework and final grades received for grades 9-11, an overall grade point ave...see morePreliminary transcript must reflect all coursework and final grades received for grades 9-11, an overall grade point average (GPA), and should be signed by the school administrator. Final transcript must reflect all coursework and final grades received for grades 9-12, must list graduation date, an overall GPA, and must be signed by the school administrator. GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Tests
Applicants (high school graduates and GED holders) under the age of 22 must submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (waived throu...see moreApplicants (high school graduates and GED holders) under the age of 22 must submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (waived through Fall of 2023) and, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores. Electronic submission is recommended. In addition, applicants with 25 transferable college credit hours, or more can have tests scores waived. Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Essay
Essays are required of all applicants and can be found at www.liberty.edu/essay
Letter of Recommendation
No letter of recommendation is required for undergraduate programs.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun-22
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
15-Dec-22
Freshman Financial Aid Date
30-Jun-22
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
28-Feb-23
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct-22
Freshman Financial Aid Date
30-Jun-22
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Transfer Definition
Any student possessing transferrable college credit hours.
College Fit
At Liberty University, we believe in developing Christ-centered men and women wi...see moreAt Liberty University, we believe in developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills to impact their world. Training Champions for Christ has been our mission for the past 50 years and will be for the years to come. We offer 300+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from aeronautics to zoology, generous scholarships and financial aid, and exciting opportunities to serve, worship, and have fun. Our world-class campus provides everything you need to thrive as a student while preparing to make an impact for Christ through your career. We believe a Liberty education should be affordable and accessible to everyone. That's why we've frozen tuition for the fourth year in a row through the 2022-23 academic year and waived the test-score admission requirement through Fall 2023. Liberty has the resources and opportunities of a large state university and the heart and soul of an intimate Christ-centered college. You won't find anywhere like it. https://www.liberty.edu/aboutliberty/index.cfm?PID=6925
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completing an associates degree through a VCCS institution allows students to enter Liberty University with most genera...see moreCompleting an associates degree through a VCCS institution allows students to enter Liberty University with most general education requirements satisfied. This gives transfer students the opportunity to begin focusing on their major courses.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Completing an associates degree through a VCCS institution allows students to enter Liberty University with most genera...see moreCompleting an associates degree through a VCCS institution allows students to enter Liberty University with most general education requirements satisfied. This gives transfer students the opportunity to begin focusing on their major courses.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by the student's acceptance semester at LU.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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Course Transfer Criteria
Normally courses with a minimum grade of C- from regionally accredited institutions or those nationally accredited by ac...see moreNormally courses with a minimum grade of C- from regionally accredited institutions or those nationally accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be evaluated for transfer of credit.
General Education Programs
We accept both Passport and UCGS programs for transfer credit.
English Language Proficiency
For international applicants whose primary language is not English, Liberty does...see moreFor international applicants whose primary language is not English, Liberty does require proof of English proficiency. The testing options are listed here: https://www.liberty.edu/residential/international/undergraduate/
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Graduate from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college...see moreGraduate from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a four-point scale with intent to transfer to Liberty. https://www.liberty.edu/registrar/vccs-guaranteed-admission/
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
The online application fee is deferred and is $50. This fee shows up on the first semester of attendance should the stud...see moreThe online application fee is deferred and is $50. This fee shows up on the first semester of attendance should the student attend Liberty University. This fee is non-refundable.
Application Type(s)
Liberty University does not utilize the Common Application. In order to apply to Liberty, you must complete our unique a...see moreLiberty University does not utilize the Common Application. In order to apply to Liberty, you must complete our unique application.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transfer Center
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Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes. An official transcript will be required in order to register...see moreUnofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes. An official transcript will be required in order to register for a second semester.
Tests
Applicants (high school graduates and GED holders) under the age of 22 must submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (waived throu...see moreApplicants (high school graduates and GED holders) under the age of 22 must submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (waived through Fall of 2023) and, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores. Electronic submission is recommended. In addition, applicants with 25 transferable college credit hours, or more can have tests scores waived. Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Essay
Essays are required of all applicants and can be found at www.liberty.edu/essay
Letters of Recommendation
No letter of recommendation is required for undergraduate programs.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Maximum Transfer Credits
90
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun-22
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
15-Dec-22
Transfer Financial Aid Date
30-Jun-22
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
28-Feb-23
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Oct-22
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
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Online Degree Options Available
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
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Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
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GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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About Liberty University
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Course Catalog
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