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Liberty University

Virginia, United States

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Private University

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Established in 1971

About

Founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell Sr. and Elmer L. Towns, Liberty University is a private Evangelical University located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is one of the largest private non-profit universities in the United States, known for its consistency in excelling its mission to educate generations! 

Housing all the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD programmes under it, Liberty University currently endorses 15 Colleges including a School of Law and a School of Osteopathic Medicine. Expanding its programmes in distance education since the 1980s, Liberty University is the alma mater of more than 100000 students right now, out of which 20000 students are currently enrolled in the residential campus and the rest through online mode. 

This is a University that is dedicated to learning what’s important for its students through its notable faculty and lively campus.

Top Reasons to Study in the Liberty University

A sneak peek at why to choose Liberty University:-

  • Ranked among the top National Universities (299-391).
  • Wide range of affordable degree programmes (both online and offline).
  • US's Top online Christian University, dedicated to Christian faith and  Education. 
  • Scholarships for international students.
  • Flexible course module.
  • Benefits for Military Students including Military Training Credits. 

Cost of Studying at Liberty University

Average tuition fee

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Living expenses

Average living expenses (Bachelors)

$7,530

Average living expenses (Masters)

$7,530

Rankings for The Liberty University

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One of the largest non-profit universities in the US and the largest Christian school in the world, Liberty University proudly features at rank 585 in the Top College list of 2020. It also  holds rank 4th in Best College Campuses in America, and 3rd in Best Online Colleges in America.

Liberty University also ranks 5th among the most conservative colleges in America and 4th among the Safest Campus.

Admissions at The Liberty University

Application Fee

$50 - $90


How to Apply at Liberty University

The mode of application for Liberty University is available both online and over the phone with an admissions counsellor, for all the programmes. 

  • Students are advised to visit the official website and apply to their programmes of interest for a minimum Liberty University application fee.
  • In the case of international students, the students have to apply only after successfully fulfilling the scoring criteria for the above-mentioned exams. 
  • The UG and PG regular admission dates are Summer (February 2nd), Fall (January 4th), and Spring (October 1st).
  • The Liberty University application fee is 50 USD (INR 3,830), which is deferred till financial check-in. 

Documents Required to Apply to Liberty University

Liberty University courses require the following list of documents for admission:

  • Academic Recommendation Letter.
  • A High School Self Certification (For Undergraduate Applicants) Along with College Essay.
  • English Proficiency Test Scores (For International students).
  • Official Transcripts of every School/College/University last attended.
  • Research Proposal, Statement Purpose (For PhD Applicants).
  • Financial Documents (for Liberty University Scholarship) and Official Passport Photo Page.
  • Student Visa (For International students).

Exams Accepted By the University

Following are some of the aptitude and English proficiency tests for international candidates which form the eligibility criteria as part of Liberty University course requirements.

Programme

Exam Type





UG

TOEFL(100) and iBT (61)

IELTS (7.0)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 51.

Duolingo (90)

International Test of English Proficiency Academic Plus (iTEP) - 3.6

SAT (970)/ACT/CLT

PostGraduate

GMAT/GRE

TOEFL/IELTS


Ph.D.

University Qualifying Exam (QE)

TOEFL/IELTS

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Alumni

Notable Alumni of Liberty University include the famous Olympic swimmer Michael Andrew, Shannon Bream (Reporter and Host of Fox News), Sid Bream (MLB Baseball Player), Vic Mignogna (Anime Voice artist), TobyMac, Debbie Yow, etc. 

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Campus

Campus locations
Virginia


Transportation in the city

Lynchburg is well connected to the rest of the state of Virginia. The University is well connected to the nearest airport with several shuttles and public transport services connecting each part. The best way to get around is by availing of the bus facility.


Services offered by the university

Apart from displaying excellent results in terms of education and career prospects, Liberty University also provides many services such as 

  • University's intra-campus transit system.
  • Financial aid for Students (scholarships and loans for international students).
  • University library, and an exclusive bookstore.
  • Career Counseling Center.
  • Information Technology Services.
  • Health services.
  • Women’s Center.

Student life

The vibrant campus life at Liberty University goes beyond just academic excellence. The students at Liberty University get to enjoy a wide bandwidth of extracurricular activities on and off-campus. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A 7000 acres of Green Suburban Campus.
  • Over 100 registered clubs on Campus.
  • Home to 20 NCAA Division Athletic teams and 40+ club sports teams (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Ice Hockey, etc)
  • Houses museums, libraries, and athletic stadiums like Synthetic Ski Slope.
  • The Equestrian Centre, with high-quality research equipment.

On campus accomodation

Liberty University offers accommodation to all unmarried students under the age of 21 and enrolled in a residential programme. The University provides residential spaces for students on a first-come, first-serve basis, with food service. However, during the winter break, the campus remains closed.


Faculty

University Faculty Stats

Liberty University houses around 3150 faculty members including both full-time and part-time. There are around 7300 non-instructional employees. With over 90000 enrollments, the student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1.

Opportunities

Research opportunities at university

Liberty University makes way for various research opportunities for their students to enhance their academic graphs. Titled 'Degree Completion Plans', Liberty University offers research and scholarship to support new and ongoing research initiatives for both faculty and students. The Center for Research and Scholarship (CRS) encourages attaining a new horizon of success through its extensive 'Office of Sponsored Programmes. Liberty University is also an integrated member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) which allows all faculty and students to join undergraduate research at absolutely no cost.


Internship opportunities (Part time job opportunities)

Liberty Career Services offers extensive internship programmes to gain real-world experience and also aids in academic credits. Liberty University offers a variety of events, from walk-in interviews & career coaches to career fairs. The Career Service cell helps students gain rewarding work opportunities to build their future. Liberty University Students enjoy some excellent internship opportunities in reputed corporations like

  • HANDSHAKE.
  • Washington Fellowship.
  • Disney College Program.
  • Parker Dewey.

Placement - Companies and average salaries offered

With a 97% Placement rate at Liberty University, the students have reached some impressive milestones over the years. With an average salary of 90,000 USD (INR 6,891,700) per year, Liberty University alumni are present around the globe in various fields like teaching, administration, ministry, finance, marketing, software, law enforcement, and so on. Top companies include Microsoft, eXp Realty, The Salvation Army, AT&T Communications, etc. 

The best-paying degree among the several Liberty University courses in the MBA programme with graduates earning an average salary of 120000 USD (INR 9,188,950) in the year 2020-2021.

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FAQs

1. What is Liberty University's Mission and Belief?

Liberty University is a Christian Academic Community in the tradition of evangelical institutions for higher education.

2. Does Liberty University accept International students?
Liberty University houses students from all around the globe. All the students can avail the residential and online programmes as per their needs along with Liberty University scholarships for international students.

3. What is the minimum GPA needed to enrol in Liberty University?
Liberty University GPA requirement is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in high school, according to its standard admission procedure.

4. What is the average Liberty University tuition cost?
Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education at affordable prices. As per general tuition rates, 2021-2022, Liberty University tuition costs approximately 24000 USD (INR 1,837,800) per year. 

5. What benefits do military personnel get to enjoy at Liberty University?
Liberty University provides special programmes for military personnel who pursue higher education. Liberty university offers over 450 courses to support with a discount on tuition fees and doctoral military rate. The University also provides veteran benefits.