Location
Lynchburg, VA
Undergrads
45,653
Tuition
$19,486
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 4230 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Many Appealing Options – I myself have not yet had the chance to dine off campus, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so. There are plenty of places around the campus that seem to serve good food at equally good prices.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: Varied and Well-Prepared – The Dining hall serves a vast array of different food based on style or culture. I've had almost all different types but not all the plates themselves, and I was very satisfied with each of my meals.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Simple a Self Explanatory – I was very satisfied with the walk through of the process

3 College Freshman

Parking: Cars on Campus – Many students do have cars on campus, which facilitate off campus jobs. Parking is adequate, but you may have to hike to get from parking into classrooms.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Not Tolerated – Liberty University is a Christian university with a very strict policy against drug use of any kind on campus. On campus usage can result in expulsion.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do on campus, and since I don't have a car, off campus activities are not an option this year. The university has a huge student center, snow plex, ice center, and nationally known speakers visit on a weekly basis.

College Junior

Transportation: I'm Online – I am an online student and don't use these services.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The students I have encountered at Liberty are from a variety of different denominations. While it is true that Liberty has a Southern Baptist majority, there is great encouragement for those students who are not. I have also encountered great ethnic diversity with students from all over world.

College Junior

Campus Housing: Question Isn't Relevant – I am one of the 50,000+ online students at Liberty University and can't really comment on living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: LU does all they can to help students out. That's the only reason I was able to go. LU provides many different departments to help w/financial aid (financial aid, student accounts, etc).

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: LU has city, country, hipsters, etc guys and girls. Plenty of southerners since LU is in VA. For someone not from the south it takes a minute to get used to it.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Come as You Are – There is a lot of diversity at LU. We have students from all around the U.S and from many different countries. Each semester we dedicate a few weeks to celebrate the diversity. Having people from all over makes LU so much better.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: NO DRUGS ALLOWED – Liberty is a drug and alcohol free campus! Drugs are NOT tolerated and possession is grounds for immediate dismissal. Liberty's strict policy against drugs and alcohol plus their strict housing policy is one of the things that attracted me to the school.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not have knowledge of off-campus housing. This is my first year at Liberty and I live on-campus as do my friends here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Verty Safe! I consider this a very safe college environment. I have not had any personal experiences involving a crime and have no knowledge of any crimes within my dorm, hall, or even campus-wide. The presence of the Campus Police is very evident. The shuttles run until late at night for added safety, but I have also walked across campus at night and felt very safe.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Application Process Made Easy – The financial aid department at Liberty University is very helpful. I have received several phone calls from them offering to help with the application process or anything else I might need. I am still working on filling out the paperwork and applying for scholarships, but so far things are going smoothly. The only thing I was disappointed with is they were not helpful with advising me what scholarships to apply for. I have had to do that research on my own.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Liberty is a great school. The people are generally nice and helpful (students and faculty). Great school for outdoors people. Liberty owns their own mountain with miles of trails. There is a year round artificial ski slope (free to students). Though liberty does have many top performing academic institutions (debate, quiz bowl, school of nursing), they also have many students who don't take academics seriously due to the high acceptance rate.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol – The drug/alcohol scene is next to non-existent. Peer pressure will push you away from substance abuse. Students are technically not supposed to consume alcohol.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is readily available, but taking this option will probably leave you feelling disconnected. The way Liberty University is positioned, an on campus student really doesn't need to leave campus. There is a walmart, dollar theater, ice cream/ coffee shops etc. all right across the street. If you are looking for an apartment, try living on campus east for a semester first.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Helms School of Government – The government school at Liberty University is great. I feel like most of my upper level classes are growing my understanding of the area of study rather than simply checking off a requirement for graduation. Professors are diverse in their approach, the programs are always growing, and there are internship opportunities. A program that has been promoted around campus is semester in DC. This is where one of your semesters can be taken while you are an intern in DC. P.S. the Helms School just got a sweet new location on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If your looking for parties sure they are here but why choose a Christian school with a billion guidelines. I chose this school because I loved partying too much. I needed a campus with limited distractions, but i found that the distractions are the girls. The girls are nothing but teasers, and put a Christian front but in reality behind the scenes just like the rest of the world. Don't get me wrong not all LU women are like that but there is a large portion that are, so no offense to the women that are actual practicing what your preaching. This school is not big on night life they kind of stay on you as far as curfew which is stupid. I'm 21 and I don't have someone looking over my shoulder at home so why should it happen here.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Liberty is a great school. Everyone is so friendly and helpfull.I am very happy I decided to go to school there.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Home Away from Home – I love my school! The campus is beautiful, the people are full of integrity. The food is great, especially the gluten free and Chinese selections. One of my favorite parts about the school is the mandatory Convocation every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. It's like church three days a week.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Student Body Is a Good Mixture – There is a predominantly white and black campus, not too many students of Spanish descent. We do however have many international students!!! Since Liberty is a Christian based university approximately 85% of the students claim Christianity as their religion. There are Jewish, atheists, and other religions present on the campus as well. The people are found to be extremely accepting compared to other universities.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety First! The campus is safe at all hours. We have early curfews and well lit areas to walk to and from class at night and up to the dorms. I've never heard of any violent crimes or really any crimes in general happen on Liberty's campus. Any time you lock yourself out or feel unsafe a call to the campus police will clear everything up in a quick and timely fashion.

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