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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA 4-Year Private
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About Liberty University

Liberty University Overview

Liberty University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty University was founded in 1971 and the school enrolls around 15,460 students per year, which includes 13,512 undergraduate students. Liberty University ensures on-campus housing for up to 7,888 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Liberty University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Liberty University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Liberty University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Liberty University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Liberty University on the Student Life page.

2022 Liberty University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 44%
Tuition $23,800
Percent of Need Met 57%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,497

Is Liberty University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Liberty University offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Liberty University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 85% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Liberty Universityare still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 72% of students who started at Liberty University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Liberty University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Liberty University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Liberty University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Liberty University meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,497 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,246 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Liberty University.

Based on this information, does Liberty University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Liberty University a good school for you?

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Where is Liberty University Located?

Liberty University is located in the suburban setting of Lynchburg, Virginia, less than an hour from Roanoke.

If you would like to see Liberty University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 460 to Lynchburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lynchburg Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Liberty University and Lynchburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24515

Campus Setting: Suburban

Liberty University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Liberty University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Liberty University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Liberty University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Liberty University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Liberty University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Liberty University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1280

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Math SAT Range

510 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1280 and Above

Good

1050 to 1280

Avg

1050 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Liberty University students is 1161. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Liberty University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Liberty University.

Liberty University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$30,242

In State

$30,242

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$16,686
$16,686
Fees
$788
$788
Housing
$11,730
$11,730
Books
$1,038
$1,038

Student Life

Wondering what life at Liberty University is like? There are approximately 15,460 students enrolled at Liberty University, including 13,512 undergraduate students and 1,948 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from VA and 71% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

29%

In State

71%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,460

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$17,474

Out-of-State

$17,474

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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