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Liberty ranked among most influential, engaged colleges on social media

June 30, 2014 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University has been ranked in the top 20 Most Influential Colleges on Instagram and in the top 30 Most Engaged Social Media College Communities by College Atlas. Liberty was ranked alongside major institutions across the U.S., including state, Ivy League, and other private institutions. On both lists, Liberty was the only Virginia school recognized.

College Atlas, an encyclopedia of higher education, studied the social media efforts of more than 400 colleges and universities in order to compile the lists. The ranking included the top 30 colleges for influence and engagement, as well as the top 20 on five of the most popular social media platforms.

Liberty was ranked No. 17 for its Instagram presence, which was determined by number of followers (Liberty currently has more than 13,400 followers on Instagram) and average number of likes per post.

The Most Engaged Social Media College Communities list, on which Liberty was No. 28, focused on the depth and frequency of engagement by the school’s social community. Metrics from all of the five major platforms were analyzed.

Liberty provides several ways for people to get and stay connected with its community. A variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn, provide everyone with a way to stay digitally connected to the university. Liberty also features Online Communities, an interactive website that connects online students to campus.

Liberty Today, the university’s official mobile app, provides instant access to the latest updates and happenings at Liberty University. From news stories to streaming videos, Liberty Today is the fastest way to get acquainted and stay connected with the world’s largest Christian university.