Liberty University Online Reviews

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Liberty University Online
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Average reviewer salary: $50,000

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Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $86,667 % Degree Helped Career 83%
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Percent Employed 75% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $20,000 % Degree Helped Career 100%

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LU Cares about Money, not Christ
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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I have very mixed feelings about my experience with LUO. It appears that the only real requirement for admission is a high school diploma and the funding to attend. This causes classes to be filled with lazy students that want to get a degree without putting in the time and effort it takes to do so. Unfortunately, there are a lot of students that somehow make it to senior year without knowing how to spell, cite references in APA format, submit work on time, or hold themselves to a professional standard. However, there are good students, and I recommend trying to read between the lines to connect with these students. A good portion of the work in LUO's classes consists of posting threads and responses in an online discussion forum. I suggest trying your best to ignore the idiots and respond to someone that cares about the subject matter and quality of work he or she is submitting. Good classmates can be found. There are also group work assignments in a number of the classes. Unfortunately, most of the time, the instructor randomly assigns the students to a group, so you cannot "pre-screen" the students. The instructors were 50/50 (50% good, 50% awful). The instructors that were also on-campus professors were hands-down the best. The adjunct professors were a mixed bag. Some were very good, and others were an absolute joke. I graduated with a 4.0, and I believe part of the reason for this GPA is I never questioned a professor's actions in or out of class. I read into what they wanted, and gave it to them. If you cannot keep your opinions to yourself, the online learning environment is not for you. Finally, I attended graduation at the LU campus. The majority of graduates were from LUO, just like I was. I would venture to say that the majority of these students and their families were decidedly not Christian, or were a loose "club on Saturday, church on Sunday" kind of crowd. It was very sad to see so many unprofessional, rude, and un-Christlike individuals making a scene, swearing, leaving ceremonies early (after they received their degree, so as not to wait for everyone else), and just acting downright foolish. If Liberty is known for being strict with the dress code, I certainly did not see it on graduation day. Any student that does not have the foresight to read the dress code and comply accordingly should have been asked to change, or leave. All of these observations on my one day on campus led me to believe that Liberty truly is about money, and not about spreading the message of Christ.

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Liberty University is the best University in th...
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty University is a CHRISTIAN university. It centers it's courses around Biblical teachings. Aside from this the courses have strengthened my communication, business, and overall critical thinking skills. I would highly highly highly recommend this university to any and everyone. Everyone from academic advising all the way to financial aid are above and beyond helpful. I have been going to Liberty since Fall 2012 and have a few classes left to complete my degree. I am planning on applying for the Graduate program because I know this won't be a fly by degree. I know I will have to EARN my degree and that I will LEARN. I advise anyone looking to obtain a degree with lazy behavior and no intentions on spending time throughout the week on courses to continue looking elsewhere. A quality degree is what you will get from Liberty.

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Women Considering Liberty Seminary
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Degree: Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I was hesitant to select "no" for recommending Liberty to others, because I would have liked a different choice of "women." The school and seminary are gender biased and if you understand this when you begin a degree program with them, you will avoid many frustrations. They are on quarters and a diligent student can complete their educational goals fairly quick. I wanted to get my first Master's in Theology completed and transfer to Regent University for the second master's and doctoral work. If you are depending on school loans to live, Liberty is less expensive than other seminaries, but they had some major delays in getting funds out to the students on a timely basis. I took classes online and there is very little interaction with the professor or other class mates. If you are a woman and considering Liberty University, please request a copy of their statement on women in the church and compare it to the strong statement by Regent University.

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Liberty University Online
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty University Online is well set up for students in all phases of life and from around the world (including deployed student whom are overseas). The workload is reasonable and the instructors are available and helpful. One never has to attend an on-campus class/function if one does not wish and all materials are accessible to all. The interactive portion of the class makes one feel connected to other students and offers an opportunity for networking, creating study groups (through Google Hangout), support, or just plain fun banter. I have enjoyed my online studies and plan to continue to the graduate level.

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Tara - 11 days ago

I have a question. How do you interact with people in the class? I am in LUO but hate that there is no interaction with classmates. I can find no way to interact with them outside of the Discussion Boards. However, those are assignments. Can you please explain? I would love love love to do what you do!!

Liberty is amazing
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty University is the most amazing college anyone could go to. The instructors and staff are positive and supportive. The classes are inspiring and and full of important information

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Liberty University
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Degree: Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Overall, I like that Liberty trains students for their next level or career, but some of the instructors need a furthered understanding of proper technique when it comes to students from different learning,levels.

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Horrible disability accommodations.
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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My main issue at this point with Liberty is not related to the financial aid department but the Disability office. I am blind and during the first two years of my education worked with a wonderful and helpful women that made my work at Liberty enjoyable. After she left the school her replacement remains terrible at her job. She is rude, dismissive, and down right lazy. I am in my last semester and a class I am taking ends in three days and I still have yet to get my books for the class because she was off for several weeks and they had no one to take up that responsibility. I purchased and submitted my books request 2 months before the semester started (which is part of their policy). Thankfully I have had an understanding professor that has let me do most of the assignments using outside materials but now I have 8 quizzes to make up with no book. When I email the department it takes weeks for them to reply or a generic email is sent stating that I will receive my books through fedex with no ETA. It is also almost impossible to speak with them by phone. They should remove the term Christian from their title because of how people with disabilities are treated.

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Naomi - about 1 month ago

I would agree that the DSS department is lacking. I transferred from a college that assisted DSS students in multiple ways. I have Post-Concussion Syndrome which makes it difficult to read small print or read for extended lengths of time. I asked for assistance with assignments as some sites re-protected and cannot be zoomed. They referred me back to the professors who in essence said "do the best you can". I made such a mistake in enrolling as I find that the 2 professors are stuck in their fundamentalist/traditionalist ways. I come from a contemporary background and will not conform my views to theirs.

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
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The financial aid department at Liberty University is dragging down my view of the University. I enjoy the instruction. If you plan on attending this college than you should begin the financial aid process 6 months ahead of time. They have many hands your information goes through. Many steps of review before they simply give you your financial aid. Each time you ask about it, they will say they submitted your student number for review and it should take 1-3 days. It's more like a month. I worked on my financial aid with them starting in January. It will not be completed until June.

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Debby - 3 days ago

I was on this site just for information such as yours. Thank you. I have been trying to finish up my financial aid so I can start classes, and every week there is something else needed. I have gotten so frustrated that I just may look for another school.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I love this school and still do. Currently completing a graduate degree in counseling. as for those who rate the school negatively, maybe the fault lies in not knowing how to spell "online" ha ha. anyway joking aside, great school. I've never had any problems. Visiting campus soon!!!

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Great Experience
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Degree: Public Policy Analysis, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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So far my experience at Liberty University has been positive, and with no issues. I've been attending the school for the last year and I have not experience any negativity as some people have stated. I served in the military and Liberty is good at taking care of Veterans and their unexpected circumstances. Liberty is a Christian school and theological blend will be mixed into teaching. My wife attends St. Peters University a reputable school in the northeast, I've compared some of the books and notes as she attends on campus, and it similar to that of Liberty's curriculum. College is what you make of it. Stay positive in your studies and you will succeed.

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