Liberty University Overview
Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Lynchburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Liberty University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Liberty University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
Liberty University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Liberty University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Liberty University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Liberty University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Liberty University?
Contact details for Liberty University are given below.
|Address:||1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515|
How Do I Get Into Liberty University?
You can apply to Liberty University online at: www.liberty.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Liberty University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Liberty University?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 29%.
Average Test Scores
About 48% of students accepted to Liberty University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 600.
Can I Afford Liberty University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Liberty University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,133 a year. That adds up to $32,532 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Liberty University is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Liberty University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 38,561 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,487 full-time undergraduates at Liberty University, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Liberty University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,267|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,621|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Liberty University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 92 countries are represented at Liberty University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Liberty University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Liberty University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Liberty University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Liberty University was -1.3%. This is the #176 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Liberty University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Liberty University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Liberty University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Liberty University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Liberty University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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