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Training Champions for Christ since 1971

“From the beginning, the goal was not to create another bible college. The vision was to create academic excellence, world-class facilities, NCAA Division I athletics, and student activities, and to provide it all with a distinctively Christian environment. ”
— Jerry Falwell

Standing on the shoulders of more than two millennia of Christian scholarship, Liberty University emphasizes the pursuit of knowledge in every discipline. A world-class liberal arts university with 16 schools and colleges, Liberty offers more than 500 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level ranging from medicine, biology, chemistry, and engineering, to design, music, religion, law, and more.

Founded in 1971 in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty has grown from a small college of 154 students into the nation’s largest private, nonprofit university and the largest university in Virginia. Preparing students to be doctors, educators, ministers, lawyers, aviators, counselors, engineers, and more, Liberty is committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders — men and women of character whose impact will extend beyond their professions to change the world around them.