Who You Are Matters
As a unique individual with gifts, 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.
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 December 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 percent recycling by 2020.
LU and Virginia Tech worked together to raise $36,000 for hurricane relief efforts through an exhibition basketball game in November 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 700 unique degree programs.
Liberty has its own humanitarian aid organization that sends students across the country and around the world when natural disasters hit.
Liberty sent students to Jackson, Kentucky, to join Samaritan’s Purse in their work of assisting residents whose homes were affected by the devastating floods in July. They also sent a group to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees.
In both 2018 and 2019, Family and Consumer Sciences students raised more than $4,000 for local organizations and nonprofits through class projects.
Over 6,000 diapers and 80 baby items were collected during Liberty’s Law Students for Life Club 2019 prayer breakfast and donated to the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center.
Liberty sent faculty, staff, and students on 24 trips during Spring Break 2019. Projects included preparing housing for incoming refugees in Spain, teaching music to children in Nicaragua, and providing trauma counseling for sex trafficking victims in India.
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 4 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.
Liberty’s Food Court at Reber Thomas features more than 22 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 was ranked as one of 2019’s Top 5 college campuses and Top 10 best dorms in the nation by Niche.com.
Liberty’s 24/7 Prayer initiative means that prayer requests submitted by students are being prayed for 24 hours/day and 7 days/week.