About Liberty

Who We Are

Get a world-class education with the solid Christian foundation you’re looking for at Liberty University. Here, you’ll gain the values, knowledge, and skills you’ll need for success in every aspect of life. 

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Located in Central Virginia, Liberty is a liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools and offers programs in fields such as education, counseling, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, business, and more. Part of the Big South conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 35 Club Sports teams, offering you an exceptional college sports experience.

Liberty graduates are sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility. They are confident and competent, ready to make a lasting impact on their profession and their community.

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14,500+Residential Students 95,500+Online Students 2,500+Professors
500+Programs of Study

University Mission

Liberty University is committed to academic excellence and to Training Champions for Christ as affirmed by our mission and doctrinal statements.

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Academic Excellence

Liberty University is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, including a law school, medical school, and school of divinity. With more than 500 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level, Liberty equips students with both classroom theory and practical experience, effectively preparing them to enter a competitive job market.

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Thriving Athletics

Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 35 Club Sports teams are dedicated not only to victory but also to superb sportsmanship—and they’ve got the trophies to prove it. Winner of 11 Sasser Cups (a trophy awarded annually to the top athletics program in the Big South) over the past 18 years, Liberty Athletics also holds seven Big South football championships and over 140 NCAA Division I conference titles. Club Sports teams hold 2015 national titles in wrestling and in women’s hockey.

Our practice and performance facilities are nationally acclaimed and provide opportunities for students studying medicine, sport management, and other health professions to work with athletes in real-world environments. Touted as the home of the best football stadium in the Big South and the No. 4 collegiate baseball stadium in the country, Liberty University provides students and alumni with a college sports experience they can be proud of.

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Liberty Online

A pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty provides exceptional resources to online students, including an online library, the Online Writing Center, a partnership with Tutor.com, Liberty Online Communities, and knowledgeable and accessible academic advisors.

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Accreditation

Accreditation ensures that Liberty University has met strict standards with regard to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support and services.

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Convocation

The central mission of any university is inquiry in pursuit of truth. In addition to rigorous academic instruction inside the classroom, Liberty also facilitates the exchange of ideas outside the classroom. One such avenue is Convocation, a platform that brings nationally and internationally recognized men and women of distinction to the Liberty stage on a weekly basis. Our goal is that graduates are not only proficient in their own fields of study, but that they are well-rounded, educated, and knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. Multiple times per week, students have the unique opportunity to hear from leaders across the intellectual and professional landscape and be introduced to topics outside their field of study. Speakers who have succeeded in the arts, sports, politics, ministry, entertainment, or business — among other areas — address the student body, providing insight into local and global issues and giving students a broader vision of themselves and their world.

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Notable Alumni

Liberty University graduates are equipped to impact the culture for Christ in every vocation. There are over 200,000 Liberty alumni influencing the world in their respective fields. Our graduates have found jobs with the U.S. Senate, Google, ESPN, Discovery Channel, Concerned Women for America, CNN, Bank of America, and more.

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The History of Liberty

In only four short decades, Liberty has grown to become the nation’s fifth largest university, and most importantly, the world’s largest Christian university.

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A University Town

Liberty University is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and located on the south bank of the historic James River, in a region rich in history, culture, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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