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About Liberty


Who We Are

Get the world-class education and Christian foundation you’re looking for at Liberty University, where we’re celebrating 50 Years of Training Champions for Christ. Since 1971, Liberty has had a singular vision of developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting the world for Christ.

Our founder, Jerry Falwell Sr., dreamed of a university filled with men and women who would change the world for Christ. He envisioned a world filled with doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals from all walks of life who loved God and were the best at what they’d been called to be. He invited thousands of people to join him in this dream — and today, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we invite you to be part of that vision.

Located in Central Virginia, Liberty is a liberal arts institution with 15 colleges and schools and offers programs in fields such as education, counseling, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, business, and more. Part of the ASUN Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 40+ Club Sports teams, offering you an exceptional college sports experience.

Liberty graduates are sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility. They are confident and competent, ready to make a lasting impact on their profession and their community.
A Broader Vision

 Liberty Quick Facts

250,000+ Alumni
7,000+ Acre Campus
2,700+ Professors
7000+ Programs of Study

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University Mission

Liberty University is committed to academic excellence and to Training Champions for Christ as affirmed by our mission and doctrinal statements.
Mission Statement
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Academic Excellence

Liberty University is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with 15 colleges and schools, including a law school, medical school, and school of divinity. With more than 700 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level, Liberty equips students with both classroom theory and practical experience, effectively preparing them to enter a competitive job market.
Academic Programs

Academic Facilities

DeMoss Hall
As the primary academic building on campus, this impressive structure spans 500,000 square feet over four floors and houses computer labs, classrooms and student resource centers, and a rooftop terrace.
DeMoss Hall
As the primary academic building on campus, this impressive structure spans 500,000 square feet over four floors and houses computer labs, classrooms and student resource centers, and a rooftop terrace.
Freedom Tower
Freedom Tower is Liberty's architectural landmark. It is the tallest structure in Lynchburg, standing at 275 feet, and houses the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity. It also includes a special event space and an observation floor.
Freedom Tower
Freedom Tower is Liberty's architectural landmark. It is the tallest structure in Lynchburg, standing at 275 feet, and houses the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity. It also includes a special event space and an observation floor.
Jerry Falwell Library
Named after Liberty’s founder, Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) boasts over 170,000 square feet, including a technology commons, 30 group study rooms, an automated storage retrieval system, a four-story book tower, multiple terraces and balconies, and a café.
Jerry Falwell Library
Named after Liberty’s founder, Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) boasts over 170,000 square feet, including a technology commons, 30 group study rooms, an automated storage retrieval system, a four-story book tower, multiple terraces and balconies, and a café.
Center for Medical and Health Sciences
The Center for Medical and Health Sciences is home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and select programs of the expanded School of Health Sciences. This 140,000-square-foot center provides hands-on training through lab simulation and standardized patient education.
Center for Medical and Health Sciences
The Center for Medical and Health Sciences is home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and select programs of the expanded School of Health Sciences. This 140,000-square-foot center provides hands-on training through lab simulation and standardized patient education.
Center for Music and the Worship Arts
Home to one of the largest music schools in the country, the Center for Music and the Worship Arts consists of two linked 4-story buildings that span 141,000-square feet. It features a 1,600-seat concert hall and is equipped exclusively with Steinway pianos.
Center for Music and the Worship Arts
Home to one of the largest music schools in the country, the Center for Music and the Worship Arts consists of two linked 4-story buildings that span 141,000-square feet. It features a 1,600-seat concert hall and is equipped exclusively with Steinway pianos.
Center for Natural Sciences
This four-story, 121,000-square-foot facility houses classrooms, an auditorium, and more than 30 different kinds of laboratories designed for hands-on learning.
Center for Natural Sciences
This four-story, 121,000-square-foot facility houses classrooms, an auditorium, and more than 30 different kinds of laboratories designed for hands-on learning.
Marie F. Green Hall
Green Hall houses Liberty’s LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center, the Tower and The Box Theaters, and the School of Law.
Marie F. Green Hall
Green Hall houses Liberty’s LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center, the Tower and The Box Theaters, and the School of Law.

Accreditation


Accreditation ensures that Liberty University has met strict standards with regard to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support, and services.
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Liberty Online


A pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty provides exceptional resources to online students, including an online library, the Online Writing Center, a partnership with Tutor.com, the Office of Online Student Life, and knowledgeable and accessible academic advisors.
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Executive Leadership


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Thriving Athletics

Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 40+ Club Sports teams are dedicated not only to victory but also to superb sportsmanship — and they’ve got the trophies to prove it. Winner of 15 Division I Conference All-Sport Awards, Liberty Athletics holds over 180 NCAA Division I conference titles and two bowl-game victories. Club Sports teams have won 9 national titles across field hockey and wrestling.

Our practice and performance facilities are nationally acclaimed and provide opportunities for students studying medicine, sport management, and other health professions to work with athletes in real-world environments. Touted as one of the top destinations in the country to watch a collegiate baseball game, Liberty University provides students and alumni with a college sports experience they can be proud of.
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Athletic Facilities

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
The first of its kind in North America, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre offers year-round snowless skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Snowflex is home to the Liberty Ski & Snowboard Team.
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
The first of its kind in North America, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre offers year-round snowless skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Snowflex is home to the Liberty Ski & Snowboard Team.
Cook Tennis Center
The Cook Tennis Center consists of 18 NCAA regulation courts, including 12 lighted courts for use anytime. The courts have elevated seating with chairbacks that are centered with three courts on each side. The center is used for NCAA competitions, intramural sports, and open play.
Cook Tennis Center
The Cook Tennis Center consists of 18 NCAA regulation courts, including 12 lighted courts for use anytime. The courts have elevated seating with chairbacks that are centered with three courts on each side. The center is used for NCAA competitions, intramural sports, and open play.
Liberty Softball Stadium
Liberty Softball Stadium features AstroTurf and a clay infield treated specifically to repel water, meeting NCAA regulations. It also includes locker rooms, 1,000 chairback seats, and a video scoreboard.
Liberty Softball Stadium
Liberty Softball Stadium features AstroTurf and a clay infield treated specifically to repel water, meeting NCAA regulations. It also includes locker rooms, 1,000 chairback seats, and a video scoreboard.
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Liberty Baseball Stadium features full-length, major league-style dugouts, a turf playing surface, a fully equipped media area, two suites, a club room, and a spectator picnic area.
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Liberty Baseball Stadium features full-length, major league-style dugouts, a turf playing surface, a fully equipped media area, two suites, a club room, and a spectator picnic area.
LaHaye Ice Center
The LaHaye Ice Center is home to Liberty men's and women's hockey teams, as well as the synchronized skating and figure skating teams. The center accommodates 4,000 fans and has 10 luxury suites and a weight room. Skating hours are available daily for students and the public.
LaHaye Ice Center
The LaHaye Ice Center is home to Liberty men's and women's hockey teams, as well as the synchronized skating and figure skating teams. The center accommodates 4,000 fans and has 10 luxury suites and a weight room. Skating hours are available daily for students and the public.
Liberty Arena
Home to Liberty University Flames Basketball and Volleyball teams, the state-of-the-art Liberty Arena opened in Fall 2020 and features 4,000 seats, a Club Room — complete with a Flames Club hospitality area and premium concessions — and 16 loge boxes with executive seats, waiter service, and full access to the Club Room. The space also holds staff offices and lockers rooms for student-athletes.
Liberty Arena
Home to Liberty University Flames Basketball and Volleyball teams, the state-of-the-art Liberty Arena opened in Fall 2020 and features 4,000 seats, a Club Room — complete with a Flames Club hospitality area and premium concessions — and 16 loge boxes with executive seats, waiter service, and full access to the Club Room. The space also holds staff offices and lockers rooms for student-athletes.
Vines Center
Renovated during Summer 2020, the facility is used for concerts, church services, conferences, and Convocation.
Vines Center
Renovated during Summer 2020, the facility is used for concerts, church services, conferences, and Convocation.
Liberty Indoor Track & Field Complex
This 169,000-square-foot facility is home to one of 15 hydraulic-banked tracks in the United States. The 1,500-seat indoor track includes a six-lane, 200-meter track, training and weight rooms, locker rooms, concessions, and coaches’ offices.
Liberty Indoor Track & Field Complex
This 169,000-square-foot facility is home to one of 15 hydraulic-banked tracks in the United States. The 1,500-seat indoor track includes a six-lane, 200-meter track, training and weight rooms, locker rooms, concessions, and coaches’ offices.
Liberty Athletics Center
The Liberty Athletics Center (LAC) is a 3-story, 60,000-square-foot athletic training facility for all 20 Flames NCAA sports teams. It features a 10,000-square-foot weight room, an athletic training and rehabilitation area, a complete academic center including classrooms and a computer lab, a club room, staff offices, and concessions.
Liberty Athletics Center
The Liberty Athletics Center (LAC) is a 3-story, 60,000-square-foot athletic training facility for all 20 Flames NCAA sports teams. It features a 10,000-square-foot weight room, an athletic training and rehabilitation area, a complete academic center including classrooms and a computer lab, a club room, staff offices, and concessions.
Liberty Natatorium
The Liberty Natatorium is a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility, home to Liberty's NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving team. It features an eight-lane, 50-meter pool, a 17-foot-deep diving well with a full tower, and a seating capacity of 1,300.
Liberty Natatorium
The Liberty Natatorium is a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility, home to Liberty's NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving team. It features an eight-lane, 50-meter pool, a 17-foot-deep diving well with a full tower, and a seating capacity of 1,300.

Convocation


A couple times a week, students gather for Convocation, where they hear from leaders that represent a wide variety of fields. Business leaders, professional athletes, ministers, educators, authors, politicians, and artists are invited to address students by giving insight into local and global issues. They enhance and broaden the students’ education by sharing perspectives that they might not otherwise encounter.

Through live broadcasts, Liberty’s online students and supporters join in from all over the world. Convocation gives students from across all disciplines a common experience. It broadens their horizons. It inspires them and encourages them to pursue excellence, to become Champions for Christ in whatever they do.
Convocation at Liberty

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Notable Alumni

Liberty University graduates are equipped to impact the culture for Christ in every vocation. There are over 250,000 Liberty alumni influencing the world in their respective fields. Our graduates have found jobs with the U.S. Senate, Google, ESPN, Discovery Channel, Concerned Women for America, CNN, Bank of America, and more.

Rashad Jennings
NFL running back and Liberty's 2016 Commencement speaker
Rashad Jennings
NFL running back and Liberty's 2016 Commencement speaker
Shannon Bream
Supreme Court reporter for Fox News and Liberty's 2013 Commencement speaker
Shannon Bream
Supreme Court reporter for Fox News and Liberty's 2013 Commencement speaker
Ed Stetzer
Pastor, author, radio show host of “Ed Stetzer Live,” and regional director for Lausanne North America
Ed Stetzer
Pastor, author, radio show host of “Ed Stetzer Live,” and regional director for Lausanne North America
Penny Nance
Concerned Women for America president and CEO
Penny Nance
Concerned Women for America president and CEO
David and Jason Benham
Real estate entrepreneurs and authors
David and Jason Benham
Real estate entrepreneurs and authors
Sam Chelanga
Two-time NCAA DI cross country champion and professional track and field athlete
Sam Chelanga
Two-time NCAA DI cross country champion and professional track and field athlete
Samantha Ponder
Host of ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown"
Samantha Ponder
Host of ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown"
TobyMac
Six-time Grammy award-winning Christian music artist and former member of the Christian band dc Talk
TobyMac
Six-time Grammy award-winning Christian music artist and former member of the Christian band dc Talk

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The History of Liberty


In 1971, Pastor Jerry Falwell Sr. challenged his congregation at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. to establish a Christian college whose students would “go out in all walks of life to impact this world for God.” Soon after, Lynchburg Baptist College became a reality.
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A University Town


Liberty University’s campus is in Lynchburg, Va. Located in the Piedmont region of the state, Lynchburg is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, on the south bank of the historic James River, in a region rich in history, culture, and outdoor recreational opportunities.
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