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Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Graduation Year: 15
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I had to drop my classes in fall semester because my workload at home was too much with classes because of a situation at work. When I went to re enroll for the spring term I was told my aid had been suspended I would have to appeal, I went through an appeal and it was denied because work wasn't a good enough reason. I am a single mother to a four year old and my work load had increased due to losing our General Manager, I had to step in to do GM work and take care of my four year old obviously this school wants to be your number one focus so if you are a working adult with children don't chose here. They treated me like crap and would let me talk to anyone to fix the situation it all had to be handled through email, and very impersonal I was very disappointed. Not to mention all the classes I took only focused on the Godly aspect of everything I never actually learned anything.

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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty University's online degree program has been one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. As a returning student and seasoned single-mom of three, with a full-time job, I knew I would face challenges. From the very first conversation with my personal Academic Advisor I was assured that whatever I faced during my tenure at Liberty would be addressed with compassion, understanding, and knowledge. The professors are always readily available to answers questions, by phone and email. The courses are challenging and you feel you are getting the most up to date education possible. The personal attention that you get with this school tops that of any on campus university that I have attended. Even my experiences with financial aid have been wonderful. There is a wealth of supports in place to help you reach your academic goals. Liberty accepted most of my credits from previous schools so instead of the expected 2 1/2 years it would have taken me to finish my degree it's only taken 1 1/2. Liberty offers just about any degree programs in all fields and almost all of them can be completed online. Liberty also offers study abroad educational tours that can be taken in lieu of certain classes. So instead of taking a 16 week internship or 8 week humanities class, you have the option of traveling to Greece or Spain or Rwanda. And financial aid can be used to cover the cost of these trips. With full academic schedules offered through the summer, Liberty makes it easy for you to reach your goals faster. I could go and and on, singing the praises of Liberty University. But let me leave you with this, if you're an adult with a busy life and you feel like you just cannot fit school in anywhere, Liberty may be the perfect fit for you.

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Really Good Christian University but not for Ev...
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Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Liberty University is a good school for transfer students and for those looking to attend a good Christian University. The professors are responsive and all of the support given by the university, be it technical, financial, or administrative, is really good. Saying all of that, would I recommend Liberty University? My answer would be yes and no. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable university, anyone looking to transfer credits from one or more universities, or to those looking for a full Christian learning experience. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't prepared to be taught principles of Christianity in every single class and subject. Although I'm a Christian, I wasn't prepared for it and struggled to accept some of the content presented. I fully expected Christian content in the requisite biblical and theological courses but not in every course. For example, the English and Natural Sciences classes that I took contained much Christian content and the studies and assignments didn't leave any room at all for personal opinion or critical thought. As I said, if expected, it wouldn't have been too much of an issue for me and I'm sure won't be an issue for anyone else. However, although a Christian, I wasn't expecting it and was hoping for an opportunity to learn more about the non-Christian subject courses and to be able to apply more critical thinking in those particular subjects. Overall, it's a good university but you have to know what to expect in order to have a good learning experience.

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Mo Money Mo Problems
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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In my experience with Liberty, they care more about their money than they do you as a student. I am being charged $1000 as an oversight of theirs and have been bounced around from person to person trying to fix this. There are hidden fees to the online program and you will be held responsible for knowing these hidden things if you withdraw or hit any snags in financial aid. Be warned.

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LIES LIES LIES
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Everyone you may talk to on the phone at this school is NOT on the same page. Admissions has no idea about financial aid and will tell you whatever makes you happy, and visa versa about financial aid and admissions. I was told I received a grant and wouldnt have to pay it back, lie. I was also told I would go all the way up to my doctorate in psychology, lie. They only offer bachelors in psychology. I didnt even complete applying to the school and they called me and made sure I finished it, I thought that was helpful esp. because they waved the admission fee. Once again a lie, from a "Christian" University. I feel cheated and lied to. This school full of liars led me to believe everything was going great only to have all my future plans crushed down. I do not recommend this school, especially if you feel it completely fits your need.

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Sola Babatunde - 10 days ago

Hello! I'm am sorry about you. But i have a question. I was told about financial aid, and I got it, I was told I got a grant, and I did, I just finished my first psychology masters, and now i'm in the middle of my doctorate. My full ride still seems to be working by the way. Do you recommend i leave this school?

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Lisa - 9 days ago

Depending on what state you are in, and what you want to use your degree for, their masters and doctorate isn't in psychology and it won't work for the state of Texas. If it works for you, great.

HUGE Mistake Going to Liberty
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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Let me start off by saying I LOVE the Lord. I've attended Christian schools for elementary and high school so I am very familiar with the routine. What I wasn't prepared for was EVERY subject laced with Christian teachings even when it wasn't applicable. I feel you are forced to purchase these Christian textbooks to earn the authors more money and to make the class unnecessarily difficult. The readings from three different text AND a Christian text was overwhelming and added NOTHING to my education as far as I could see...busy work. I became deeply depressed at this school and kept comparing it to my legit undergrad where I learned so much. Eventually I just gave up and couldn't take it anymore. I am now on probation with the school not that I care since it will be a cold day in hell before I return. I also need to add they play games with financial aid. Do NOT count on them dispersing funds in a timely manner.

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Great academic opportunities at LUO
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Degree: Special Education and Teaching, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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This was my first experience with an online University and from the first call, I was provided excellent customer service! The academic advisor's and financial aid services have been fantastic! I have experienced challenging and rigorous courses that have prepared me well for my current career change. I have had only great professors who want you to be just as successful as you want to be in your academic pursuits. They truly understand the challenges of balancing family, work and academic life. Overall very happy that my first call to continue my education was to Liberty University!

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Liberty prepared me for the next level.
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Degree: Management Science
Graduation Year: 2011
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The most important factor in receiving a quality online education is the quality of the instructors. While at Liberty I can honestly say that 8 out of 10 of my professors were "Excellent", one was good and one was poor. The one that was not very effective was a new hire and I do not think he realized the effort involved in class instruction. Through most of my other instructors I learned something unique that helped me in my doctoral studies, my business or my career. Much of this learning came in the form of paper evaluations which were very detailed. Grading at LUO is very stringent and it requires much work to get an "A" or 4.0. For those who try for top grades the scoring system requires the student to work very hard and to be detailed oriented to achieve an 3.7 or higher. I entered a doctoral program at a state school after Liberty that was quite competitive for admissions. Liberty prepared me very well for this program as I have done very well in the program as I am one of the top students in my cohort. The entrepreneurial class was probably the most useful and enjoyable as one project was to complete a business plan for a fictitious business. Global management was a another excellent class that was tailored to the modern global economy. A final thought is in regards to the application of the Bible to the coursework. In my opinion this is a tremendous benefit to the student as it allows for another level of thinking. Personal opinions are not discounted by the instructor (at least in my case) as often I was critical of certain writings by Paul. The Biblical aspect allows one to learn by applying an outside source to the subject matter which would be valuable to Christians and non-Christians alike. Overall my experience at Liberty was very good and I found liberty to be a good value for my money. I would like to see Liberty expand into more entrepreneurial type degrees like adding a MBA specialization or even an independent degree because even if no one is hiring knowing how to effectively run your own business can put food on the table and pay the bills.

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Not bad and not great.
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2017
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I have had some really distant, uncaring instructors at LUO. However, I have also had some very caring ones also. My main issue is that the time frame for receiving my degree is longer due to all of the bible courses. I know it is a Christian school, but there are a lot of biblical courses that are not relevant to my degree, but required. That is more money!

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Liberty University resets your previous college...
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Degree: Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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LU accepted all of my previous college hours taken which nearly amounted to 90 but I got a message to contact an advisor because my GPA was below 2.0 I worked hard in all my previous courses to get a 4.0 GPA. I was told by the advisor that LU resets your previous GPA to 0.000 so that if you had a bad GPA, you could start over and make a good one. I told them thanks, but I do not wish to start over and please apply my 4.0 GPA to my hours that were approved for my program. Then they said that they only view GPA scores from LU as valid GPA scores. No other college has done this to me and it will be easy to find another one. I really did want to work this out since this is a Biblically based University. If you want your low GPA deleted so you can start over, this is the school for you. However, it appears, it's not for me. I put too much of my time and hard work into my GPA just to have it deleted. The total number of hours in my program was 120 and that means that 72% of my work would not be represented in my final GPA. Sorry, that's just wrong.

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Brandy - about 1 month ago

This is common.

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