Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA, USA

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Liberty University
3.98 Average Rating

Alicia from Camp Hill, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
103 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
This campus is very large, 5,000 acres, and has many colleges and majors to offer. Not only will I excel in academia, but I will learn good time management, and real life knowledge.
Will enjoy being here
They have very wonderful student support systems that never leave an individual to be bored or alone. Its like one big family that takes care of each other. If there is ever a need, students, staff, or others are right there on the ball to help!
Bang for the buck
Being a Private AND Christian school, I expected it to be pricy. Liberty is relatively low priced to begin with, and they offer many merit scholarships that bring the price down to a very nice and managable level. There is so much to do on campus, like free skating, that is really worth the money.
Tips for prospective students
Don't let rules, regulations, and the Liberty Code daunt you. It is a wonderful school with so much to offer. Don't blow it off so easy.
Great for these types of students
Christians. People who like to have lots of fun outdoors (i.e. rock climbing, snow sports, hiking, biking, etc.)
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Melanie from Richmond Heights, OH

a current student here
62 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Liberty University offers top of the line education. From the faculty and the students, to the facilities and the resources, Liberty's primary focus is to prepare students to assume leadership roles in society (www.libertyu.com).
Am enjoying being here
The campus is always buzzing with activities to do! Every home sporting event has the stands filled with Flames fans cheering on the Red and Blue. Concerts are held almost every week, showcasing many talents found on campus. Live music always plays in the cafeteria, with games, prizes and loads of fun. The best part of about campus is the constant fellowship with everyone. You'll quickly discover the fast growing relationships that are developed on campus; between student and teacher, students and counselors, athletes and coaches, you'll even find yourself high-fiving your administrators like their your best friends! The bonds made at Liberty are certainly one of a kind.
Bang for the buck
After adding everything up on the college necessity list, it's normal to stress and need to step away to catch your breath, but with Liberty you can feel extremely secure in knowing that every penny is going to a strong establishment that is 110% focused on your future. Yes, its a private, Christian University, but its worth every penny. You have some of the best educators in the country at this school and amazing programs that will challenge you in every aspect of your major, but it doesn't stop there! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we have something called Convocation, which is pretty much like a HUGE chapel for the entire campus to come together and hear encouraging words from famous authors, musicians, artists, pastors, athletes and missionaries. So, on top of the great professors, we are taught even more by the visitors also interested in our callings. There's a gym, ice skating rink, basketball courts, an indoor track, indoor soccer and basketball arena, plus computer labs, curriculum libraries...EVERYTHING you could ask for. An additional plus about Liberty is the willingness to help in any way possible financially. Depending on one's major, their family's income, and even educational achievments like honor roll or high GPA, Liberty offers many scholarships in order to decrease financial burden.
Tips for prospective students
My advice for prospective students would be to come to the campus with an open heart and an open mind, ready to be molded. Don't let your past, your weaknesses, or anything limit you from the potential you have to change the world. Liberty is definitely a place that can give you a strong foundation to learn and develop if you're willing to let the Lord take hold of your talents and use them to change the world for his glory. Secondly, Liberty University follows a strong mission statement to the T and proudly holds the title of the largest Christian University in the country. With that title, they have very high standards and rules for every student to uphold on campus which includes dress codes, required attendances to Convocation (chapel), room checks every other day, curfew, no co-ed dorms etc. Some of these rules and requirements can, I'll admit, get a little tedious and irritating but it's something that can eventually be adapted to. Liberty is not the place to necessarily live the college life (i.e.. drinking, drugs, parties etc.), but it is a campus where fun is around every corner and can contribute to a positive educational, social and spiritual growth.
Great for these types of students
Students who:
- desire to be spiritually challenged
- ready to be well-rounded in their majors
- thrive off of encouragment and constant positivity
- want to become leaders
- those who love to have fun (there is so much to do on campus and even off campus!)
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Brittany from Denver, PA

a current student here
30 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I feel like I'm learning a lot at LU. Every teacher I've had here is an excellent teacher and genuinely cared about their students. Most of the classes are good yet challenging. You can expect to put in many study hours. However, there are several freshman classes that are complete filler.
Am enjoying being here
I love the atmosphere. Most of the people are extremely friendly and nice. I felt welcomed and accepted as soon as I went to LU. Also, there are many events on campus, such as ice-skating, football games, basketball games, intramural sports, snowboarding, skiing, paintball, concerts... you get the idea! And most of the events are free which is awesome for a poor college student. But on the other hand, if you're looking for a typical college experience, you will not find it at Liberty. Liberty is private Christian university, so drinking is banned. The rules here are pretty strict, such as 3 second hugs, no kissing, no R-rated movies, no dancing... the list goes on. Honestly, they sound pretty rough, but most of the time, you really don't mind them. Instead, you have to be creative to have fun, and it can get pretty crazy!
Bang for the buck
When I first heard about Liberty, I thought I'd never have the money to go there because it's an out-of-state, private, Christian university. However, it's not bad at all! I have friends who are at state schools that are paying more than I am. Liberty gives out many scholarships for little things like applying early, for how many years you've gone there in a row, having a pastor... Most of the scholarships are around $500 to $1000, but every little bit helps!
Tips for prospective students
-Apply early. Liberty gives out scholarships based on how early you apply.
-Make sure you know the Liberty Way. If you don't think that you can deal with it, don't apply.
-For campus housing, there's several different types. If you like being around people, try to live in the Circle or the Hill. If you can't deal with being around people all the time, try to get on Campus East.
Great for these types of students
-Someone who desires to get closer with God.
-Someone who wants an excellent, yet affordable education.
-Someone who doesn't mind trying to be creative to have fun.
-Someone who can deal with having rules to follow.
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Scott from Phenix City, AL

a current student here
22 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This college offers many different kinds of learning. Since it is a Christian university, there is a strong emphasis on the spiritual education that you will receive. Everyone is required to take a class in Old Testament Bible, New Testament Bible, and two Theology classes. These are not very difficult, but they are quite comprehensive. Our School of Religion is considered by many as one of the best undergraduate schools on the subject in the nation. We have an amazing nursing program and a strong Law School with a percentage of graduates passing the bar. Our school of engineering is growing and while currently unaccredited, it is seeking accreditation soon. The most important thing that you will learn at Liberty is how to live your life for Christ.
Am enjoying being here
At Liberty, we consider ourselves the World's Most Exciting University. We have our own SnowFlex Ski/Snowboard Center, NCAA Div. I Athletics, Intramural Athletics, Ministry Teams, Concerts (Recently Switchfoot, The Fray, and Tenth Avenue North), an amazing theatre department, and a great student body. The atmosphere on campus is one that you must experience for yourself.
Bang for the buck
Liberty is obviously not the cheapest university, but it is absolutely worth it. Liberty has thousands of dollars in scholarships that are regularly awarded to each student. This knocks the cost of school down to a competitive price. The calibre that this school has is so high for the price you pay.
Tips for prospective students
Do not take all of your lower level classes in your first two years. A common misconception is that you should ease into college by taking your easier classes upfront. I disagree unless you are undecided on your major. By delaying all of your upper level classes until your Junior and Senior year, you are killing yourself with a difficult course load in your later years. The best thing is to leave a few easy classes that you can do in your Junior and Senior years that will be a rest from your other major classes.
Great for these types of students
If you want to grow closer to God, this is the place to be. Big-time university feel with a foundation of Biblical truth. If you are wanting to go into missions, youth ministry, nursing, sports, theatre, communications, or you are unsure, this place is an awesome experience where God is going to reveal His plan for your life through the time you spend here.
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Megan from Chardon, OH

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I come from a small town and public high school. So Liberty was somewhat of a culture shock when it comes to academics. I have been challenged by the curriculum and forced to question issues that I never would have given a second thought before. High school was very easy for me, so I just assumed college would be the same way. That was terrible reasoning! I have learned more in one semester here than I ever would have in my four years at Chardon High. It isn't necessarily difficult curriculum, you just have to work for what you pay for, and I like that a lot.
Am enjoying being here
I'm going to just come out with the truth: Liberty is not the most welcoming of all colleges. But what college is? Yes, the faculty made it as painless a transition as possible, but some of the students here were not so kind. Do not get me wrong, I have a ton of friends and I love every single one of them, but there are some very harsh people here. Of course, you will always find difficult people everywhere you go, I guess I was just one of those who had a bad experience with some of them.

What I enjoy the most is the Christian atmosphere. I have met such intelligent Christians who truly love God and know His Word. There are plenty of students, as well as teachers, who can spiritually sharpen you and guide you through your walk with God.
Bang for the buck
I always joke with my friends that Liberty is a lot like Disney World. It could pretty much be its own country if it wanted to! The men and women who run this show are doing their best to give back to the students as much as possible. We just recently built a Snowflex, which is a ski slope without snow! I've been there a couple of times and the facilities are great! That is just one example of what the faculty is doing to return the favor of tuition.

When it comes to education, I believe the professors are top notch and really know what they are teaching us. All of my teachers are fantastic and very knowledgeable. It made the transition process that much easier. The chancellor told us that the faculty at Liberty prides itself on hiring the best educators and the strongest Christians. Strong faith is a sign of a strong foundation for a college.
Tips for prospective students
I have a few things I would like to throw out there. Here at Liberty, you get what you pay for. So, rest assured, every penny of your tuition here is worth it. Secondly, Be sure to guard your mind, body, and spirit when on campus. This place is a safe one, and you have to understand that you can get comfortable with your spirituality and that could be a problem. The final thing, enjoy every minute here! God has blessed this campus and so you should enjoy those blessings!
Great for these types of students
The ideal student to go here would be someone who truly wants to grow in Christ and get a great education while doing it. I recommend that you prepare yourself for the people you will meet. Most of the students are genuine, but some are also fake. Remember to guard your mind, body, and spirit and let God guide you through it all.
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Kendra from Arlington, WA

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
the professors at liberty are amazing! not only will you learn above and beyond on the subject they are teaching, you will also learn and grow spiritually from them. they challenge students in their school work as well as their walk with god. personally, i am always challenged when i walk away from a class. the professors do an excellent job of combining christian values and principles with the material they are teaching. they are exceptionally good at what they do and they genuinely care for their students!
Am enjoying being here
I can truly say there is NEVER a dull moment at Liberty! There are always tons of things to do!
It is always a struggle to decide what to do when it comes to my free time. Student Activities always makes sure there are activities that interest a huge range of students. Not to mention all the different sporting events that are open to students. The stands are always jammed full of students cheering on their peers.
Being from the west coast, it was really hard to adjust at first from being so far away from home, but Liberty has such an extensive support network that it was extremely easy to adjust! If you need someone to talk to, there is ALWAYS someone there willing to listen to what you have to say.
When it's time to hit the books, Liberty's academic facilities are amazing! There are Quiet Zones that are great for students who need absolute silence for studying.
Liberty is an incredible university that offers an extensive variety of opportunity for it's students!
Bang for the buck
when i first saw the price i would be paying for going to liberty, i got incredibly scared, but after i saw what i was paying for, it was totally worth it! after my first year, i began thinking about going to a community college because i would be studying the same exact thing for less money. after thinking about it and getting some advice, i decided that going to liberty would be better for me because not only would i be getting an outstanding academic education, but i would also be giving the spiritual part of my life a chance to grow. liberty offers great financial aid and a variety of different scholarships. if price is an issue, don't worry because you will be getting your money's worth!
Tips for prospective students
-don't be afraid to ask questions! the students and faculty at liberty are very knowledgeable and are willing to answer your questions.
-don't be intimidated by the size of the campus... it will shrink day by day.
-make sure you balance your studying and playing time well. if you study more than you play, things will get very stressful. it can go the opposite way as well, playing more than you work will be stressful because you will get behind in your work. the phrase all work and no play makes jack a dull boy was quoted to me a number of times when i got too focused on my studying.
-make sure you keep in touch with your friends and family back home because when you need a moment of freedom from stress, they are only a phone call away.
Great for these types of students
liberty is an amazing university for students who what to excel academically as well as grow spiritually. for students who what to attend the world's most exciting university, liberty university is for them!
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Lee from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Liberty University, I find myself being strongly encouraged to excel in my academics. Every professor makes it their ultimate goal to help out each and every student outside of the classroom. Every professor I had allowed me to meet with them anytime during the week to help me go over my work.
Am enjoying being here
Liberty University has been the greatest choice I have ever made. I have absolutely loved everyday that I have been here. The students are so friendly and willing to assist you in anyway. The young men in my dorm have become my bestfriends as well as positive influences on me.
Bang for the buck
To many, the tuition for Liberty University may seem a bit costly but it is worth every penny. The food is great, the people are friendly, and the classes are challenging. The school constantly provides free student activities all over campus and even provides low priced year-round skiing and snowboarding on the new Snowflex Centre. The research center is 3 stories, complete with a quite study floor and computer lab, along with a terrific library. Liberty is definitely worth the price.
Tips for prospective students
Liberty offers so many activities for students to get involved in, be careful to not get drawn away from you studies. Utilize the extremely large Lahaye Student Center, complete with 5 full court basketball courts, fully loaded weight room, cardio room, and aerobic area. Come ready to fall in love with this school!
Great for these types of students
Liberty University is great for ALL types of students. For those who want to be involved in study groups, we have those. For those who want legitimate NCAA sports teams, we have them. From academics to athletics, Liberty is the perfect fit for anyone willing to apply. I promise you will fit in among the 12,000 students.
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Jessica from Smithfield, VA

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
It's amazing how much I learned. When I went to work during break, I got into a few conversations and started spitting out information that I learned at school that seemed so complicated when I was learning it. I learned a lot of life lessons in the classroom as well because they try to use real life examples.
Am enjoying being here
I love being on campus. I can really feel the presence of God on Liberty Mountain. Most of the people are so happy and filled with the love of God that the overall atmosphere is amazing. I've made so many friends because they really push a family like community on the residence halls.
Bang for the buck
The tuition price seems really high but once you realize what exactly is included in the tuition it won't seem as expensive. I don't have to pay for anything on campus which is great. Everything was paid for in my tuition.
Tips for prospective students
The classes seem really easy but really put in the effort to study and you're gpa will be great. Realize that your roommates won't be your best friends from the start. It may take some time to get to know one another. I live in an apartment style dorm with 7 girls and 4 of us got along great from the start and it took awhile for the other 3 to get along but now everyone is good with each other.
Great for these types of students
Everyone!
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Brooke from Christiansburg, VA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Some critics of LU think that because it is a private school students aren't learning anything valuable in the real world. Aside from the basic GNED (General Education) courses, all of my classes have been academically challenging. Most of my professors expected a lot out of me, but I learned a lot.
Am enjoying being here
Again, there are some students who will complain about the Liberty Way, or LU's code of conduct. However, just because Liberty has its standards doesn't mean it's not a great place. Professors here actually care not only about your academic success, but they also care about you as a person. The student leadership teams in each dorm genuinely care about each person on the hall. There are tons of fun activities, like brother-sister dorm get-togethers, sports, concerts, etc.
Bang for the buck
As far as private schools go, Liberty actually is among the cheapest. To be perfectly honest, though, it is still pretty expensive. For the most part, incoming students get a good deal of money in scholarships, which kind of balance the cost out.
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Shawn from Apalachin, NY

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am excelling in my academics here more than I did in High School. My professors are great and there are so many great opportunities to get help with academics as needed. They offer tutoring services to make sure that each and every student has a great chance to succeed academically. Not to mention that Liberty has become an accredited university.
Am enjoying being here
I love it here at Liberty. It is so refreshing to know that you are surrounded by other believers that share the same love for God that you do. That kind of atmosphere has helped me in countless ways with my walk with Christ and just life in general. They have so much to offer spiritually, academically, and socially.
Bang for the buck
As you know, figuring out a way to pay for college can be a hassle. Liberty, however, offers many scholarship opportunities in order to make paying for college a little easier. As I mentioned before, Liberty offers so many services for students to insure that every student can have a good college experience and most importantly succeed while in school and in life after graduation.
Tips for prospective students
Time management is key. Do not procrastinate because you will not be able to get all your work done in the given time period if you do. There is a lot more work given at once than in high school so manage your time in order to get your work done on time. Also another important key would be to create good study habbits because in order to do well, you need to study.
Great for these types of students
Christians. It is so refreshing to know that you are surrounded by other believers that share the same love for God that you do. That kind of atmosphere has helped me in countless ways with my walk with Christ and just life in general.
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