Liberty University Online Reviews
Liberty University is a very solid school. All the professors are trying there best to help you improve. The classes are well organized. The advisors give you a lot of support. They will pray with you and for you. I highly recommend Liberty Univeristy and Liberty University Online.
I love Liberty University. They have the best customer service. I can't say one bad thing about LU out of 2.5 years, never had an issue with any of the staff or departments. Thank God for Liberty University. I graduated summer 2015 with my Masters in Public Health. It was not easy nor did I expect it to be. It challenged me and I learned a lot from the courses. I would recommend anyone interested in obtaining the MPH degree to look in to attending LUO. You will not be disappointed.
There is a lot to say about Liberty Online. It does seem more and more that they are trying to get people to enroll in large quantities in order to receive more money. I constantly get emails from my "academic advisor" (a 2015 undergraduate) encouraging me to enroll for more classes, instead of offering help and guidance with my degree. It is doubtful that someone 22 or so with only 4 years of college credit and limited work experience can really provide much help to someone working full time and pursuing an advanced degree. As far as the degree is concerned, I was constantly disappointed with the grading of the assignments. Reading many of my classmates posts to the assignments showed just how low of a standard Liberty professors hold their students. Oftentimes I would not complete assignments per the instructions, which resulted in a 100% grade. This proved, to me, that the professors were not truly involved in the classes they were leading and were interested in some aspects of grading assignments while ignoring gross negligence in grammar and APA standards. I have no idea if this "Master's" degree will help me in the long run, but I know I am already looking into better on campus and online options for another Master's degree from a more reputable source. Good luck to anyone that pursues it, but this is really my opinion of the place.
When I started Liberty Online I already had an Associates from a former college. I had six years active duty Navy before I attended any college. Liberty Online has been the best experience I have had with education. Liberty took my associates and Navy experience and used them toward college credit. I have finished my Bachelors and am now working on my Masters also at Liberty and all online. The environment is excellent and the support is great. I have never had a question or concern that was never answered or taken care of. I recommend Liberty to everyone.
I attended a 2 year college 2003-2005 and needed just 3 more classes to complete my AA degree. It took me another 7 years to go back and complete those classes but once I decided that I wanted to do it....Liberty University offered the best value for money and their support was incredible. A few key points for someone looking at completing their degree. 1. Time (you will need to dedicate hours each day to be truly successful). 2. Interest and stamina (it's a tough path). 3. Money (college will always cost you). Well I knew that I had the time, I definitely had the interest (motivated by ego and a sense of failure for never having completed my degree), but the money....always tough. I was eligible for a 25% First Responder discount as an EMT and that was an excellent incentive. Once enrolled at Liberty University I chose a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree. I worked hard because I thought it would help me get into a police department. I completed my 3 classes needed for the previous AA degree, submitted my transcripts and collected my AA Arts degree in May 2013. I was then hired by a large city police department and put my BSc degree on hold for the 6 months of Police Academy. Fulfilling my dream of becoming a police officer did not hinder my desire to complete that BSc degree. Liberty was fantastic and very understanding of my 6 month break and helped make sure I didn't have to start repaying my FAFSA loans during that time. 6 months later as a fully sworn police officer, I went back to completing the degree and on March 2015.....dream came true, hard work paid off and I was awarded my BSc degree. My experience was amazing at Liberty. Classes were very interesting, work was hard with a high standard but that made me proud to be a student and now alumni. It should not be easy! The school and my professors responded to emails within 24 hours. Classroom format was not unlike social media...smart, easy to use, and very user friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Liberty University to anyone looking to finish that degree. A nice little bonus came this month due to my BSc degree. I got a 7.5% pay increase because of my advanced education. If I was to put all of that extra money towards my education, my BSc degree will have paid for itself in 5 years and I will have another 20-25 years of benefiting from those 2 years of hard work. Total financial benefit throughout my career will be approximately $250,000. That's $250,000 for doing the same job but with a BSc Degree. Do yourself a favor and apply. You CAN do it and you WILL succeed and Liberty WILL help you succeed.
Great school built on excellent standards. I attended longer than I hoped because of starting a family and career but am so glad I went back and finished. I loved convocations while on campus. Professors are of high standards. Campus is truly amazing and we'll managed. Leadership is phenomenal.
To all veterans: Stay away from Liberty online. I attended two different online universities during my time toward my bachelors degree. As a former US Army solider and current veteran, I can honestly say that Liberty is basically a "for profit" university under the disguise of a Christian name. Liberty assignments are much too easy, professors are adjuncts (which means they are really not real professors and spend very little time interacting with students), and the school has a massive recruitment agenda to try to enroll as many students as possible (think University of Phoenix). (The admissions center itself is the size of a basketball arena on campus). Most, if not all of my graded assignments could be found online by simple "google searches." Also, I found real hardship using my degree after graduation, and finished with 20K of debt, and no real prospects of using the degree. After two years there, it basically feels like a waste of time and effort. Really, any growth on campus at Liberty has been financed by online learning. The only reason, I humbly believe, that Liberty has grown is because Christian students are looking for an alternative to other secular universities, while studying online. The only difference between Liberty and Phoenix is that Liberty claims to be christian. You would be better served going to an online university someplace else, where the accreditation is stronger with a better image globally.
Do your research and choose wisely and here is not it. I can tell you of 2 professor that seemed to actually care. The rest my enemies are friendlier. Most jobs laugh at your degree from here, still no work after 1 year of graduating. Looking to go back to school but it will not be here. I will not even go into their financial department when dealing with the VA. All they want is numbers and money that is all.
I'm about to enter my final semester here at LU; and will be receiving my bachelors when it's finished, I've already received an AA. The school is pretty easy if you can follow directions and know how to write a paper with proper formatting. Sure there's a learning curve, but once you figure it out, everything else will fall into place. I most definitely will be going for a Masters here at LU.
I am a surprised at the negativity regarding Liberty. One person complained because worksheets did not follow the reading exactly. For others who may find this concerning keep in mind that this is college, not high school, and critical thinking is expected. If you cannot read the material and explain it in your own words while including your own thoughts on the topic, then you need a community college that expects rote learning, not a university. I earned a B. S. in Psychology at Liberty and took all classes online. Before choosing an online program, make sure that you are willing to do the work required. Liberty's psychology program provides video lectures as well as reading and writing assignments. Liberty professors are always available to answer questions via email or telephone. If you have a personal issue, such as the woman who said she was suspended after giving birth, you only need to keep your professors informed and you will be given extra time to complete assignments. I went through a divorce and moved out of state at the beginning of a semester. I notified my professors in advance of the move and advised that it would take a few days before I would have internet access at my new address--all the professors were gracious and allowed extra time for me to complete and submit assignments due to my circumstances. Liberty offers tutoring for English as a second language students or those who have difficulty with sentence structure in general. Students who have difficulty understanding APA or other required writing styles can submit their papers for review and help through the writing lab. I am multiracial and never experienced discrimination of any type at Liberty. Psychology students working on a Bachelor's degree will complete an internship. The student must find his or her own internship site and I appreciated that. Some students completed internships at daycares, working with church groups, etc. I completed my internship at a Crisis Mental Health Hospital. The internship is an excellent opportunity to put into practice what has been learned. Liberty is a non-profit school with a good reputation. In addition to a quality education, they have one of the lowest tuition fees in the U. S. The school is active in the community and has a supervised home for unwed and pregnant teens. They counsel these young women and if the mother chooses to put her child up for adoption, Liberty staff assists the mother with adoption. If the mother chooses to keep the child, they assist in helping the young woman find work, suitable housing, childcare, etc. While at the home at Liberty, the girls are given high school classes and if they do well they are provided a two year scholarship to attend the university upon graduation. Everyone I know who has graduated from Liberty with a decent GPA has found work suitable to their degree. If you are considering Liberty, call them and ask questions. There is an equal distribution of secular and Christian material within classes and the residential and online campuses are culturally diverse. I was impressed enough to return to Liberty and am currently working toward a Master's.