Overview

Applicants
12,429
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Environmental Biology.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Wildlife Biology.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Informatics.
  • Information Technology.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES.

  • Construction Trades, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Hebrew Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.
  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biopsychology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Outdoor Education.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Christian Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Policy Analysis, General.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Divinity/Ministry.
  • Lay Ministry.
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Religious/Sacred Music.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
  • Airline Flight Attendant.
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Brass Instruments.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Pedagogy.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
  • Stringed Instruments.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sid Bream
Former Major League Baseball Player

Dwayne Carswell
Current National Football League Player

Samkon Gado
Current National Football League Player

Mark Lowry
Christian Comedian and Vocalist

Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max
Members of dc Talk, a Christian rock band

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council President

Angela Elwell Hunt
Author of more than 70 published novels.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,182

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,905

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,331

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,875

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,800
Required Fees
$1,476
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,414

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,226
Transportation for Commuters
$2,478

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,478
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,560
Foreign Countries Represented
125

Demographics

1.93%
Asian
4.41%
African-American
4.95%
Hispanic
69.29%
Caucasian
12.14%
Unknown
4.21%
International

54% female
46% male
61% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
57%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Denny McHaney

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
25
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Flames)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Flames)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Virginia

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jessica Riddick
Assistant Director of Visitor's Center

Address
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone
434-582-2064

Email
visitorscenter@liberty.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
LaHaye Student Center
Bookstore
Jerry Falwell Library
Computer Lab
LaHaye Ice Center (Ice Arena)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Venue Cinemas
Barnes and Noble
Peaks View Park
Drowsy Poet Cafe
River Ridge Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00a, 1:00p
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
during interview process

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Only for College for a Weekend (3 Night Stay)

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest Airport: Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) City bus and taxis will both be campus accessible (to and from).

Driving Instructions to Campus
Located in Central Virginia, directly off Route 460. (University Blvd. Exit) Also off of Hwy. 29


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