Of all universities in Virginia, Liberty is leading the way in academics, student life, and more.
As the world’s largest Christian university, Liberty University is also the largest of all universities in Virginia. With a goal of Training Champions for Christ since 1971, Liberty has made a name for itself among the top colleges and universities in Virginia. Established in 1971 as Lynchburg Bible College, the university has seen exponential growth over the years in recognition — in the local community, the state of Virginia, the nation, and even the world. Along with the growth and acknowledgement of Liberty’s name, the Virginia college has also been expanding in other areas such as enrollment, campus facilities, faculty and staff, and program offerings. As the largest university in Virginia, Liberty proudly offers 202 residential programs of study and 118 online programs. Top undergraduate majors are business, psychology, religion, and education.
Of all the colleges in Virginia, Liberty University offers the most unique experience within a distinctively Christian environment. Students come from all over the world to Liberty’s Virginia campus to study with renowned professors and build lifelong friendships. Resident and online students alike also enjoy a vibrant spiritual atmosphere, something not offered at other universities in Virginia. Three times a week, students attend the largest gathering of Christian young people in the nation at Convocation. This weekly event, held in the Vines Center, features well-known leaders in religion, business, politics, and many other areas of influence in society. There is no other college in Virginia that allows its entire student body to come together for worship and learning on such a frequent basis. In addition to Convocation, Liberty contributes to the spiritual life of its students through leadership figures on each residence hall who are available for prayer and counsel.
No other university in Virginia offers the variety of extracurricular activities found on Liberty University’s campus. Students can ski, snowboard, or tube year-round at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, the first facility of its kind in North America. Liberty also offers a trail system for hiking and biking, an equestrian center, a skate park, and numerous fields and facilities to meet the needs of 20 NCAA DI athletic programs, more than 30 club sports teams, and a thriving intramural program. Of all colleges in Virginia, Liberty has some of the most exciting amenities available, all surrounded with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Liberty encourages prospective students to visit our Virginia campus and learn more about the university. Programs such as Friendly Fridays, College for a Weekend, and guided campus tours are available to help prospective students experience life at Liberty.