Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

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.

Website: www.liberty.edu/

Private
Co-ed
13,560
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 7,380 Women
(45.6%) 6,180 Men
1,860
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 12,429 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
588 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,886
Tuition and Fees
$24,906
Room and Board
$10,540
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$14,865
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,836
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
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
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Campus Life

Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle; Flames
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
12.7% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1971 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Lynchburg, VA 24515
Phone
(434) 582-5985
Fax
(434) 582-2304
E-mail
admissions@liberty.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 12,429 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 7,052 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 5,377 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,242 (49%) of 6,587 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,843 (49%) of 3,787 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,492 (53%) of 2,800 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.52
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
3%
SAT EBRW
588 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$42,886
Tuition and Fees
$24,906
Room and Board
$10,540
Books and Supplies
$1,414
Other Expenses
$6,026
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@liberty.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 010392
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,829 (95.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,244 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,244 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
284 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$14,865
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,228 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,457
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,449 (68.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,464
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 450 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
562 (18.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,274

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,731 (91.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,370 (79.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,370 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,021 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$14,818
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,253 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,779
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,649 (71.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,368
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,742 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,237 (16.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,343

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,836
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Canadian federal and provincial loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Brass Instruments
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Lay Ministry
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Outdoor Education
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Youth Ministry
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
815,336
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
6,500 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
Other
24-hour emergency dispatch

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, volleyball

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
13,560
Women
7,380 (54.4%)
Men
6,180 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
12,849
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
12.7% Unknown
International Students.
4.2% from 84 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,860

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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