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Ten Liberty University Distinctives

inspired by Jerry Falwell, Founder

Liberty University surely is not the only Christian school in America. But I sincerely believe Liberty is the finest for training champions for Christ. Here is why:

  1. Academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. Liberty is accredited by SACS* to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees.
  2. A commitment to training visionary champions for Christ. Convocation speakers are leaders from the worlds of business, education, athletics, government, the Gospel ministry, and many other professions. These champions join hands with our faculty and president in challenging Liberty students to become visionaries and to win the world for Christ from their vocational platforms.
  3. An action-oriented curriculum. Our students have numerous internship opportunities during their first four years in Washington, D.C., across America, and on mission fields worldwide. They learn by doing.
  4. An uncompromising doctrinal statement, based upon an inerrant Bible, a Christian worldview beginning with belief in biblical Creationism, an eschatological belief in the pre-millennial, pre-tribulational coming of Christ for all of His Church, dedication to world evangelization, an absolute repudiation of “political correctness,” a strong commitment to political conservatism, total rejection of socialism, and firm support for America’s economic system of free enterprise.
  5. Behavioral standards which include the prohibition of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, coed residence halls, and sexual promiscuity.
  6. A modest dress code, reasonable curfews and respect for authority.
  7. A highly-qualified, non-tenured teaching faculty. More than 68% have terminal degrees. Unlike many major universities, graduate assistants do not stand-in for faculty. The faculty does the teaching.
  8. Twenty highly competitive NCAA Division I athletic programs for men and women, including football.
  9. Tuition costs among the lowest in the nation.
  10. Required attendance at convocations and chapels three times weekly. Our student body also attends church services weekly, although church attendance is voluntary. A perpetual spirit of revival pervades the campus.

These distinctives not only set Liberty apart from other universities and colleges, but serve as the foundation of our unwavering commitment to academic excellence, biblical truth and spiritual growth. It is our hope that you will experience the World’s Largest Christian University firsthand, by choosing to study with Liberty University.

Parents and grandparents of high school students, please allow us here at Liberty to train your students to be champions for Christ.  Enrollment information for your children and grandchildren can be obtained by calling (800) 543-5317 (M-F 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., ET).

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.