LU, Liberty

Liberty University

1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    489
  • Class Notes
    268
  • Textbook Notes
    138
  • Study Guides
    83
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,101
  • Previously Enrolled
    802

Overview of Liberty University (LU, Liberty)

About this school

Liberty, founded in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business and Government, Communications, Education, and Religion; and the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Its 160-acre campus is located in Lynchburg, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,785
    • Men:6,329 (45.9%)
    • Women:7,456 (54.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (LU, Liberty)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Liberty University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1971 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Lynchburg, VA  24515
Phone
(434) 582-5985
Fax
(434) 582-2304
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
39% of 14,567 applicants were admitted
Women
40% of 8,226 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 6,341 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,242 (56%) of 5,741 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,770 (54%) of 3,265 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,472 (59%) of 2,476 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.51
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (LU, Liberty)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $23,940 (58.231173380035024%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,850 (23.958941428293443%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,372 (3.3372251410780307%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,950 (14.4726600505935%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Liberty University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 010392
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,680 (95.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,130 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,130 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
239 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$14,553
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,112 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,182
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,466 (68.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,520
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 390 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
528 (18.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,042

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,158 (91.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,848 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,848 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,068 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$15,024
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,727 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,905
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,077 (71.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,509
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,794 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,219 (16.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,540

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,875
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (LU, Liberty)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 56% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
815,336

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1640
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Liberty University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors (LU, Liberty)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Christian Studies
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Religious Education, Master of Science, Master of Global Studies, Master of Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Theology, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (65)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theology
  • Travel and Tourism

Campus Life (LU, Liberty)

Location & Geography

Population


77,113

Nearest Metropolitan Area


6,500 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
120 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle; Flames
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Liberty University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, campus serve

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,255

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,785
Women
7,456
Men
6,329

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 4.7% Black/African-American
  • 5.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.6% White
  • 15.0% Unknown

International Students


4.6% from 84 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,764

Student Resources (LU, Liberty)