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Liberty University Online
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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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The Liberty Way the Christian scam
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Degree: Religion/Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2013
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Some professors are really caring and kind hearted. However, the bad ones believe they are little gods and if you don't believe their dogma they will fail you. I have graduated with a masters and doctorate at other universities and this school really has to be the worst for support. Don't plan of being anything but a number. If you need help you will talk to a student advisor how is a student just like you who can't help you. If you file for a grade appeal you must wait until the instructor posts the final grade. Further, Liberty does this so that you will be halfway through your next set of classes and the money does not stop. If a problem occurs like errors in grading from the first assignment you are will suffer through the entire course with nobody to help you. Then plan on Liberty siding with the professor. As a Seminary student I could not believe some of the most Christian things I have seen. I would rather go to a school that does not believe or preach about God then go to Liberty and be treated like crap! Further, plan on getting a few professors that have no idea what they are doing. Liberty seems to recruit these people because they can pay them lower wages.

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Proud Liberty Grad :)
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Degree: Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Graduation Year: 2012
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TUITION: The tuition at Liberty is actually very reasonable. Anyone who thinks otherwise has not done their homework. They are one of the cheapest out there. FINANCIAL AID: I work at a college and handle some aspects of financial aid for the students. What people need to realize is that everyone's financial aid is different. People make different salaries, some file taxes, some don't, some are classified as dependants, some are not. There are several factors to consider. It also depends on the school. The school I work for does not give refunds because of the big mess surrounding students who just want a refund. AND, If you are enrolled in school simply to get refunds, you are the one that is all about the money. CURRICULUM AND STAFF: My time at Liberty has shown me one thing. If the Professors see that you are serious, they will help as much as they can. I had several issues while I was earning my undergrad. However, I kept my grades up and always let my instructors know my condition. I finished my Bachelors and am now earning my Masters. You get out of Liberty what you put into it, just as you would with any other College.

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victoria - 14 days ago

You got a degree in the same thing i want to go for. Would you mind telling me how long it took and what kind of jobs you were able to find once you were done?

Liberty- Honest Review
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Degree: Management Science
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty is a great school. Perfect, no but name a school that is perfect. Classes are hard but not impossible for the working adult. I have read probably 100 reviews on Liberty and almost all negative reviews are related to non-Christian students who are offended by the Biblical integration in most every class. Look, it's a Christian school so expect that and if you can't handle that go somewhere else. I personally think most of the negative comments referring to Liberty as conservative are just liberals trying to keep people from attending. If you are a Christian, serious, and honest you will enjoy your time at Liberty. There are lots of military personnel attending and are very professional. I have attended three on-line schools over the last 15 years and Liberty is by far the best. They are fully accredited and now have full business school accreditation. They also have a law school and a medical school. How many other universities can say claim those credentials?

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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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The messed up my loan application and now funds will not be disbursed like I was told they would be. I have my paper work saying I was approved for my loans but they said there system was not processing it correctly.

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Liberty University Online
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Starting over with a new career and going back to school to advance in the career has been as wonderful as it has been daunting. The great thing about going to Liberty University and attending online is so I can weave my educational experience around my life. The second great experience is there are students from all ages and from all around the states (and even from other countries); they have much to contribute. The third great experience are the professors. They are all very interesting and also very helpful and interactive during the class session. The fourth great experience is the financial aid office. Every one of them is knowledgeable, helpful, and full of great suggestions when I have thrown a unique situation on them. Finally, although the work is hard, it is not unreasonably difficult and the workload is manageable. I also want to mention that Liberty University has a great program for military persons and they will work with you regarding you TA (tuition assistance) or the GI Bill; my daughter is now taking advantage of this. Interestingly, even though I am not resident student, I would say that my college experience this time around is much better and more memorable that the first time. I not only recommend studying online, I recommend attending Liberty University to achieve your academic goals. I'm glad I took advantage of my educational benefits and I'm especially glad I'm attending Liberty University.

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Master's program in professional counseling
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
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As an agnostic at an evangelical Christian university, I initially thought I would never be able to complete my degree. That said, I am very upfront about my secular views, and have received nothing but support in response to my transparency. The professors are amazing!! I've completed 7 classes so far, and all of the professors have been very responsive, warm, supportive, helpful, and understanding, especially when I was struggling with work / school balance. I attended an on campus counseling intensive and met some amazing people, who were very welcoming and supportive. No proselytizing like I expected. What I learned about myself was that I was turned off by organized religion and the hypocrisy I've seen in the past. At Liberty, I witnessed believers who lived their lives as true Christians, not people who ran to religion to save themselves from hell. In the United States, a majority of the people I will be counseling do hold a Christian worldview, so it is helpful to know what that means. I can still be a secular counselor, but will have more tools to treat people holistically. I very highly recommend LU. It's been an amazing journey.

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Good school, helpful staff
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I chose to get my MBA through Liberty University and was very happy with my experience. The classes were fairly difficult and I was challenged by implementing a Christian view throughout each class. Honestly, I think that having a Christian perspective in business gives people greater morals and values when practicing business. Regardless of where you go to school, Christian or not, you will have lazy people, group projects with people you dislike and professors you do not like. There were a few classes that I struggled with some of these issues but ultimately enjoyed my experience getting my degree.

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Liberty isn't all it likes to think it is
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Degree: General Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
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Wow, what a shock to hear all the great things about this school and finally get there to discover it is a sham! From the beginning to the end of my short time there, there was no integrity, no honesty, a lot of talk about money and ultimately they are taking money from me without giving the services promised. This is the only school who has adopted a policy stating that they will charge a large portion of their already expensive tuition if you drop a class within their drop time. I only attended a couple of days and I am out just under $1000. If you are choosing this school, be very careful to read al their policies and check your gut to make sure it's the right place for you. There is nothing Christian about it. They are all about money. There are plenty of other honest, for -the-student schools out there. Avoid this one if you can!

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Sandy - 3 months ago

I have been attending for almost 3 years now. The policies are very clear, just because you did not know them, does not make the school all about money. The education is completely Christ focused.

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Joseph Stricker - 2 months ago

I agree completely with Sandy. I attended other schools prior to this one, and no other school has shown as much concern for my education and preparation. The advisers have always listened to my concerns and struggles and have provided assistance as much as possible.

I would always advise that no matter where you attend read all policies to prevent the headache and surprise that can occur if you don't.

They provide a good, consistent, quality education.

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