Location
Lynchburg, VA
Undergrads
45,653
Tuition
$19,486
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 4185 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not aware of any Greek life on our campus.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: i haven't been to any parties this year so i dont know the party scene

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love how everyone is really friendly and nice to me

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Given that it's a Christian school, most people that attend are, or claim to be, Christians. There are a lot of international students. Political diversity is disappointingly low, however: most people are either Republican or hardcore Republican. There are a few libertarians trying to educate them, though.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cookout: 3 minutes away. Panera and Sheetz: 30 seconds away (right at the end of the tunnel under the railroad tracks). Domino's delivers until 2 AM, and the White Hart Cafe in downtown Lynchburg is where it's at.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: With dorms, you'd better know exactly where you want to live for the next two semesters or it's gonna suck to be you. You can get lucky like I did and find a room very close to the academic buildings, or you can draw the short straw and have to take the bus to class. Proximity to the academic buildings and dining hall (in descending order): The Hill, the Commons, The Circle, the Quads, South Tower (girls only), East Campus, Annex I and II. Some places on East Campus would only be a 10-minute walk, but others would be closer to 30 minutes--but the bus helps. The Annex is by far the worst place to live as far as proximity is concerned: Annex I and II are hotels about 15 minutes from campus that the University bought years ago. Sleep through your alarm and you could miss half of your classes. In contrast, last year I was in a now-decommissioned Circle dorm about as far away as the Commons, and I could make it to class on time if I hit snooze too many times and only became coherent 5 minutes before class started. Another warning about the Annex: one day we were hit with a snowstorm, and all of the bus lines had to shut down. We ended up canceling classes for two days straight, and a friend of a friend who lived at the Annex was stuck on Main Campus the whole time because she hadn't been able to catch the last bus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class size is usually appropriate. Some GenEd classes can have up to 600 students in a single lecture at the same time, whereas others can have 10-20 students. The best example of this is English 101 and 102. Once a week, 6-8 sections meet for a large lecture, so there can be 100+ people in the same room, but each section meets separately once or twice a week, so there can be as few as 12 students there. Courses so far have been good and fairly enjoyable. I've had several good professors and TA's, a couple of excellent professors, one excellent TA, and one very bad professor. The bad professor and two of the excellent professors were both from the same department, and they each taught one-section classes, so sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have yet to take advantage of the on-campus career center, but I've heard good things about it. The university itself recruits employees, and the alumni network is very large and diverse.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics here are very good. While there are a few flaws in the system (e.g. not being allowed to test out of certain GenEd classes), it is, on the whole, good. I am studying Industrial Engineering, and there are multiple engineering firms located near Lynchburg that I could intern with, and possibly work for, if I choose to.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration process is fairly simple. It's usually pretty easy to schedule classes with many sections around those with fewer sections. If you're too late in registering and the desired section or entire class is full, you can email the professor(s), and they can put you on a wait list or even add you into their section anyway--this happened to me two semesters ago with Calculus I. Workload depends on what classes you're taking and the level of knowledge you have about the subject prior to taking the class. There were some classes that I could have slept through (and on multiple occasions, nearly did) and still passed with an A or a B. Others I attended and took notes in every class session and still didn't do so well. With professors, it's very hit-or-miss. If you can talk to people who have already taken a given class, they can help you immensely: this professor sucks, that professor's great, this TA is really cool, that TA is really boring, etc. Sometimes you get different things from different people (in which case, just pick whichever professor teaches at a convenient time), but if most of the people you talk to say say similar things about a particular professor, you'd better listen.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The library is great. It kind of has to be, since LU dropped $50 million on it. DeMoss Hall, the main academic building, is well-built and has a sort of classical look to it. The science and education halls used to be attached to the back of it, but they've been torn down; the new science hall should be open soon, and there are temporary classrooms being used in the meantime. The dorms are modern depending on which ones you're in. The Commons is the newest dorm, just being finished now (summer 2014). Then comes East Campus, followed by the Quads and South Tower. After that there's The Hill, and The Circle comes in dead last. The Circle dorms were constructed as 10 year temporary dorms about 35 years ago, and were just decommissioned at the end of last semester (last class of Dorm 6--never forget). They're being remodeled into the aforementioned temporary classrooms, and will be torn down in a couple of years.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Liberty's a Christian school, and you can face serious consequences for having alcohol on campus. Not going to comment on that, just fyi and because I can't leave this section blank.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have 20+ sports teams, including 3 hockey teams, 2 soccer teams, 2 lacrosse teams, and a paintball team. However, they all pale in comparison to football. As much as everyone on campus loves the football team, you'd think it was against the rules not to. Football is the main sport on campus: on game days, every hot spot on campus is nearly deserted--everyone's at the football games. It's tradition to wear as much red (school color) as possible on the Fridays before home games, and everyone who attends the games on Saturdays wears red. The next Monday, it's hard to find a student who wasn't at the game. Baseball's big late in the spring semester, and hockey's big before baseball starts.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Lynchburg is pretty cool. It's got a lot of nice restaurants and stores along Main Street. Closer to campus, there are a lot of restaurants (including at least one all-you-can-eat buffet), plenty of stores, a Regal Cinemas multiplex, and a smaller theater where tickets are just $2. Wards Road runs right by campus, and there are two tunnels under the railroad tracks (one for pedestrians, one for cars) so that nobody has to cross the tracks--or wait for trains to get off of them. Wards has a lot of the aforementioned restaurants and shops along it, as well as a Wal-Mart and a Sam's Club directly across from campus. There is also a pedestrian bridge over Wards directly across a small parking lot from the pedestrian tunnel, so there's no waiting for stoplights if you're on foot. As far as transportation goes, LU has multiple Zipcars on campus, and the Amtrak station is only about 10 or 15 minutes away.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking across campus at all hours of the day. Perhaps that's because I almost never leave my dorm without a knife (out of habit, not necessity), but still. Everyone on our police force must go through actual police training to be hired, and our police officers are always armed. I also take comfort in the fact that once I turn 21 and get my Concealed Carry Permit, I can carry a gun everywhere I go (except in the dorms, of course, due to Virginia law). That might upset some readers and potential students, but for me, it's nice to know that I'll be able to properly defend myself and those around me in the unlikely event of a school shooting.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only problem that I had was late last semester when I saw that, unlike in the previous semesters, I would not be receiving any financial aid. I fretted for a couple of days before I had a chance to talk face-to-face with a financial aid assistant, who resolved my problem in less than 5 minutes. Turned out to be human error on their end, but everything's great now.

College Senior

Overall Experience: I attend online, so I do not know the campus services.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy going to Liberty University online. I like that I have challenging courses with helpful and knowledgeable professors. I also love the fact that the Bible is integrated into each course at Liberty.

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College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I am an online student.

College Senior

Facilities: I am an online student.

5 College Senior

Majors: The Liberty Professors that I have had for my Psychology major have been excellent. There were no problems with the application process it can be done online and is very fast and easy.

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College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I am an online student.

College Senior

Diversity: I do not live on campus.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: I do not live on campus.

College Sophomore

Facilities: As an online student who lives in a different state, I do not know what the facilities are like on campus.

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