Liberty a top school

Liberty University was recently named one of the best regional universities in the South. According to an article by the U.S. News and World Report, Liberty was ranked along with neighboring schools Lynchburg College, Randolph and Sweet Briar colleges.

Liberty was ranked as 65th among Regional Universities in the South in the magazine entitled, “America’s Best Colleges 2013.” Lynchburg College ranked 41st because of the school’s low student-to-faculty ratio. Sweet Briar ranked 100th, and Randolph followed in 112th under the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges category.

The magazine ranked over 1,400 accredited universities and colleges and included statistics on average tuition cost, admission rates, academic and student life and tips on the best ways to pay for school.

Liberty provided the U.S. News and World Report’s website with the schools’ mission and unique qualities for the article.

“Liberty University has produced graduates with the values, knowledge and skills required to impact the world. The secret to its success lies in a rock-solid commitment to Biblical truth and morality,” according to the website. “Liberty has built upon this foundation a world-class university that offers excellent academics, NCAA Division I athletics, an exciting social atmosphere and an environment that encourages spiritual growth.”

According to the U.S. News and World Report, Liberty’s online graduate nursing program is ranked one of the top 10 programs for admissions selectivity, right under Drexel University, located in Philadelphia. The online nursing program ranked 25th in student involvement and accreditation and 63rd in student services and technology.

To view the full listing from “America’s Best Colleges 2013,” visit

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