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What does Liberty look for?

At Liberty, we seek to cultivate a culture of respect and grace — one that reflects the biblical fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) per Galatians 5:22-23.

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Liberty’s Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:

  • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
  • GED scores (if applicable)
  • Consistency and trends of grades
  • Results from the SAT, ACT, or CLT
  • Essay submission

Please note: Other documentation such as reference letters, community service, or leadership verification may also be required by the admissions committee on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Standards

50% of admitted students come from within the following mid-ranges:

  • High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
  • SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
  • ACT composite: 20-27

*Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

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Liberty University’s High School Requirements

While there are no specific course requirements for applicants, if you have completed these classes you’ll likely feel prepared for classroom expectations at Liberty. The recommended curriculum includes:

  • 4 units of English
  • 2-3 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 2 years of laboratory science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • At least 4 units of elective credits

Liberty’s Admission Essay

Your admission essay is an important part of the admission process. We understand that you are more than a test score, and your essay helps us connect with you as an individual.

Liberty University’s mission is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world — and we take it seriously.

Your essay helps us understand how you will maintain and carry on this mission as a Champion for Christ.

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Liberty University’s Application Essay Steps:

Step 1

Answer each question in just 100-150 words:

  1. Describe how your personal faith and beliefs contribute to your college search process. (Examples include reasons for choosing Liberty, background information about your personal faith and beliefs, or other information you deem relevant.)
  2. Liberty’s mission is to develop Christ-centered leaders. Describe how you will contribute to this mission as a Liberty student. (Examples include interests in church or community service, personal achievements or goals, or other examples of what you hope to achieve as a student.)

Step 2

Email your essay to admissionsdocs@liberty.edu with “ESSAY” as the subject line. In your essay heading, please include your full name, address, date of birth, and your student ID (if you have it).

Or mail to:

Liberty University
Attn: Resident Admissions
MSC: 710278
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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Transfer Student Admission Steps

Are you considering transferring colleges? Whether you have recently completed your associate’s degree, are a dual-enrolled high school student, or have credits from multiple schools, we are here to meet your needs as a transfer student to Liberty University.

We will provide you with clear and flexible options on how to successfully transfer and complete your undergraduate degree, regardless of your goals and background as a transfer student.

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Step 1: Unofficial Transfer Consultation

Step 2: Apply for Transfer Admission

Step 3: Submit Transcripts and Documents

Step 4: Plan Your Degree


Transfer Requirements

We expect you to be in good standing with your previous school when you transfer, but your Liberty University GPA will not be affected by any GPA received at another school. Please review our Transfer Student Policies and Guidelines for all requirements.

Transfer Agreements

Liberty has developed transfer agreements with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) that include equivalency guides which guarantee the transfer of courses from participating colleges.


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