Liberty University Quick Facts

Summary

Liberty trains Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Motto

"Knowledge Aflame"

Location

Lynchburg, Virginia

Founded

1971

Campus

  • Over 7,000 acres
  • Over 6.6 million sq. feet of building space
  • Over 380 buildings and structures
  • Over 200 classrooms

Enrollment

  • Total enrollment exceeds 100,000
  • Over 30,000 Military Students
  • Over 900 International Students

Academic Programs

  • Over 600 unique programs of study (some available both residentially and online)
    • 346 residential programs
      • 224 undergraduate
      • 117 graduate
      •  5 doctoral
    • 349 online programs
      • 87 undergraduate
      • 217 graduate
      • 7 postgraduate
      • 38 doctoral
  • 17 colleges and schools including:
    • Liberty University School of Law
    • Rawlings School of Divinity
    • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Profile

  • Residential: 46% Male, 54% Female
  • Online: 40% Male, 60% Female
  • Combined: 42% Male, 58% Female
  • 53.9% of residential students live on campus; 46.1% commute
  • The student body represents all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.), more than 75 countries (residentially), and 81 countries (online).
  • Liberty University students volunteer more than 200,000 hours per year

Faculty Profile

  • Student/Professor Ratio
    • 24:1 Residential Undergraduate
    • 8:1 Residential Graduate
    • 17:1 Online
    • 19:1 Combined
  • Over 2,500 full and part-time faculty
  • Faculty and staff provide 160,000 hours of volunteer labor per year to charitable organizations (Source: Mangum 2016-2017 Economic Impact Study)

Athletics

  • 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs
  • 40+ Club Sports teams
  • 6 NCAA Division I individual national championships
  • 100+ teams with NCAA championships appearances
  • 20 teams with fully-funded scholarships
  • 8 FCS football championships
  • 160+ NCAA Division I conference titles
  • 14 Division I Conference All-Sport Awards
  • 550+ student-athletes 

Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Dining

  • $33,290 approximate annual undergraduate resident cost including tuition, mandatory fees, housing, and a meal plan (can be as high as $36,590 depending on the housing type and meal plan chosen)
  • 96% of Liberty students receive some form of financial aid
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