Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Liberty University is a Christian institution located in Lynchburg, VA. The 7,000-acre campus hosts more than 550 programs of study within its 17 colleges and schools. LU's mission of creating "Champions for Christ" is encouarged through the "mutually agreed upon expectation" that students attend Convocation, which is also streamed live, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It is the largest weekly gathering of Christian students in North America. The university features an Honors Program, the Eagle Scholarship Program, a Quiz Bowl Team, and Student Travel.  

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Christian
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other December 31, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
33%
Submitting ACT
49%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1133
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
79,152
Total Number of Undergrads
45,935
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
30%
20-39 Students
65%
40-99 Students
3%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,181
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$22,747
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,747
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,529
Books and Supplies
$1372

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,595
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,023
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,025

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,133
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$268

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
18%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Flames
School Colors
red, white, and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Division I-AA Independents

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lynchburg
Washington
Atlanta
Richmond
Norfolk
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,400

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating

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