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Who You Are Matters

 

As a unique individual with gifts and abilities, dreams and ideals, you have an important contribution to make to the world. College is a time to examine the things that make you “you” and fashion them into a future you can be proud of.  

You may want to prepare for a successful career.

Or find ways to repair the world.

Or become part of a bigger, better story.

Your college career should equip you to do all these things — and more.

At Liberty University, we recognize your value isn’t just in what you’re going to do, but in who you are. So our programs, departments, and activities are designed to help you develop as a person, not just as a student.

 

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What Makes Liberty Unique?

Liberty students serve at over 1,500 organizations per year.

Campus Serve was started in 2002 — every week, around 150 students still serve Lynchburg through work projects, children’s ministry, elderly care, and poverty alleviation.

LU students, faculty, and staff packed nearly 5,000 boxes for Operation Christmas Child (through Samaritan’s Purse) in Dec. 2018. 

Half a million volunteer hours are given to the community every year by LU students (that’s the equivalent of investing $3 million into the local community).

LU’s Habitat for Humanity Club has built two houses since 2014, and just received a $20,000 grant (alongside schools like Clemson and Purdue) from State Farm to build their third.

Recycle bins are located throughout campus for convenience. Currently, Liberty has a 25 percent recycling rate and has a goal to reach 40 perfect recycling by 2020. 

LU and Virginia Tech worked together to raise $36k for hurricane relief efforts through an exhibition basketball game in Nov. 2018.

Every building on Liberty’s campus built over the last eight years uses energy-saving and water-saving technologies.

Liberty’s food service, Sodexo, donates any leftover edible food to local organizations that feed the needy.

Between residential and online courses, Liberty offers over 600 unique degree programs.

Liberty has its own humanitarian aid organization that sends students across the country and around the world when natural disasters hit.

In the Fall 2018 semester alone, Liberty University students and staff traveled to bring relief to Hurricane Michael victims in Florida, Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina, and those whose lives had been devastated by wildfires in California.

You may be asking, “How will I know if this school is right for me?” or “How will this school prepare me for a successful future?”

Those are good questions. You’ll find answers to them — and to other commonly asked questions — below.


Did You Know?

Liberty was voted the safest campus in Virginia by YourLocalSecurity.com. 

96% of Liberty students receive some sort of financial aid.

Liberty was ranked in the top 5 best dining halls in the country for the past 3 years by BestColleges.com. 

Residential students can also take online courses to maximize both time and money.

Regular bus routes transport students on and off campus, and rental cars are available on campus through Zipcar.

Liberty’s Food Court at Reber Thomas features more than 15 unique food stations, including the award-winning Simple Servings, which offers meals prepared without gluten and seven of the most common food allergens. 

Our technical studies program allows students to take electives or add a minor in carpentry, welding, HVAC, electrical, or plumbing.

Liberty ranked No. 12 among the 30 Best College Dorms in the U.S. by The Street, a leading digital financial media company, based on its “spacious and comfortable” residence halls.

Liberty’s 24/7 Prayer initiative means that prayer requests submitted by students are being prayed for 24 hours/day and 7 days/week.