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Liberty University Quick Facts

Institution Type

The University is a religiously-oriented, private, co-educational, comprehensive institution

Motto

"Knowledge Aflame"

Location

Lynchburg, Virginia

Founded

1971

Campus

  • More than 7,000 acres
  • Over 5 million sq. feet of building space
  • 314 buildings and structures
  • 215 classrooms

Enrollment

  • Residential enrollment: over 13,500
  • Online enrollment: over 95,000
  • Total enrollment exceeds 100,000

Academic Programs

  • 455 unique programs of study (some available both resident and online)
    • 276 resident programs
      • 163 undergraduate
      • 110 graduate
      •  3 doctorate
    • 233 online programs
      • 73 undergraduate
      • 139 graduate
      • 3 post master's
      • 18 doctorate
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Profile

  • Residential: 48% Male, 52% Female
  • Online: 39% Male, 61% Female
  • Combined: 41% Male, 59% Female
  • 59.1% of resident students live on campus; 40.9% commute
  • The student body represents all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) and 90 countries
  • Resident students volunteer more than 300,000 hours each year in the community and on campus

Faculty Profile

  • Student/Professor Ratio
    • 25:1 Resident Undergraduate
    • 17:1 Online
    • 19:1 Combined
  • Over 2,500 full and part-time faculty
  • 70% Full-time faculty hold terminal degrees
  • Faculty and staff provide 106,650 hours of volunteer labor to charitable organizations (based on 2012 Economic Impact Study)

Athletics

  • 20 NCAA Division I Athletic programs
  • 32 Club Sports
  • 20 Intramural Sports

Technology

  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi coverage for students, faculty and staff, and guests
  • Over 450 computers in 16 classroom labs and over 350 computers in various open computing spaces across campus
  • Liberty Today app (News, Sports, Events, Live TV, Radio, and more)

Library

  • 346,227 Electronic books and media items
  • 75,478 Electronic full-text journals
  • 363,005 Print and media items

Tuition/Room & Board/Fees

$29,200 approximate annual undergraduate resident cost including tuition, mandatory fees and housing