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About Liberty

Who We Are

Get a world-class education with the solid Christian foundation you’re looking for at Liberty University where we're Training Champions for Christ. Here, you’ll gain the values, knowledge, and skills you’ll need for success in every aspect of life. 

We the Champions  

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 over 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

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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.

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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 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.

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Thriving Athletics

Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and more than 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 14 Division I Conference All-Sport Awards, Liberty Athletics also holds eight FCS football championships and over 160 NCAA Division I conference titles. Club Sports teams hold 2015 national titles in wrestling and in women’s hockey.

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 the No. 4 collegiate baseball stadium in the country, Liberty University provides students and alumni with a college sports experience they can be proud of.


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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, Online Student Life, and knowledgeable and accessible academic advisors.

Liberty University Online


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

About Our Accreditation


Three times a week during the school year, Liberty students fill the Vines Center. The student-led worship team leads as the crowd stands and sings along to contemporary Christian praise songs. There may be prayer, worship, and a speaker — but this isn’t a chapel service.

It’s Convocation — where students 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 throughout the school year. These speakers give students insight into local and global issues. They enhance and broaden their education by sharing perspectives that students 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.

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Notable Alumni

Liberty University graduates are equipped to impact the culture for Christ in every vocation. There are over 200,000 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.


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Leadership at Liberty

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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

Downtown Lynchburg Virginia

Liberty University’s campus is in Lynchburg, Virginia. 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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