Liberty University Online Reviews

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Liberty University Online
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Avg. time to find work: Employed prior to enrollment
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Average reviewer salary: $60,000

Liberty University Online's Top-Rated Degree Programs

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 $110,000 % Degree Helped Career 83%
Religious Studies Average Rating
Percent Employed 33% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 60%
Counseling Average Rating
Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 100%

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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 - 21 days 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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Superb 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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Good school all around
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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I spent a year and a half at Liberty to complete my master's program. Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I never experienced any issues with the financial aid department. My funding was always released promptly. Every representative I spoke with over the phone, email, or live chat was always courteous and helpful. My husband also currently attends a graduate program with Liberty, and neither one of us have ever encountered a rude professor or staff member, and we have had hundreds of instances of communication with people at Liberty. Professors were helpful as well. A few professors were more strict than others, but that is not a bad thing. Quality of instruction was very good. A few professors are slower than others to respond to emails and grading feedback, but you'll find that in any school. My experience with the school as a whole is very positive. The only reason for giving 4 stars for my degree satisfaction is that I was unhappy with the selection of available cognates for my degree. The Health & Wellness cognate for the Human Service degree is very policy-oriented, which I feel is not helpful in a social service type career. I was also pleased with the integration of the Christian worldview into the classroom and assignments. It was refreshing to experience after attending a university where faith was absent. Overall, I feel it deserves the 5 stars. Tuition is very affordable, professors are knowledgable, instruction is good, staff is very friendly and helpful, program selection is good (but could be better), and the values and worldview of the school is a refreshing change from the constant, faithless drab of most schools. Not to mention, this school is going places. They are constantly growing, gaining new accreditations, and will likely add more programs in the future. If quality education with a strong Christian foundation is important to you, then this is the place for you.

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Business Glorified
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Degree: Business/Commerce, General
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Being faith-based it is easy to see why everyone you come into contact with online and over the phone are all very nice and helpful. It also give you a faith viewpoint of business, which tends to have a negative connotation as it is. Shows we can do business to give glory to God. Gives peace of mind that ethical business can exist.

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Degree: Counseling Psychology
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Overall, I feel as though I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge. However, preparing for graduate school, I feel I may have difficulties in programs outside of Liberty University. While the majority of courses in my major have provided valuable information, the focus has been more theology oriented. I understand this is a Christian university, but I did not expect the program to be more bible oriented than knowledge based. I have had a few courses that provided me the secular side of psychology, but the majority are books writen by ministers and not psychologist. Again there are a few courses that do not focus as much on religion, but the majority are about scripture and not proffesional information. Test are knowledge based, but all other assignments can be slacked on if you know how to use google, and can find enough scripture to sound like a minister. My biggest concern is when I have to take my LPC (Licensed Proffessional Counselor) exam. I fear I have learnt more scripture than facts and case studies. The main problem arises when attempting to cover psychological issues in research papers, and the case studies found do not support biblical principles; and in return you have to distort the information (politician style) to fit biblical principles, in order to avoid low grades due to opposing the adjunct professor's beliefs. Overall if you are focused and dedicated you can gain a valuable education, but only if you can take in the information while adding a biblical twist to it without losing the integrity of your work. The majority of degrees seem to be more so productive to the individual seeking employment with a biblical based orginization. My wife graduated from LU as well for special education and tells me the same thing. However, she does say her graduate school experience was a different story. It was more along the line of information, and not the bible. So I presumme the expectations are for people seeking licensures to attend graduate school as well, and for undergraduate programs to build a moral character. I will add that you are mandated to take bible, theology, and apologetic courses for any degree. It was unfortunate because I did loose my faith through these courses, which made the next few semesters psychologically difficult to support the bible. However, I was able to structure my thinking around helping people where they are at (religion wise). Overall for an online program it is fairly simple and a great place to earn a degree, but requires a lot of work. Your not sitting in class to ask things as they present their self, so reading is important, and some not all professors are good at responding, whereas others simply copy and paste the same statement you questioned to an email to respond to you, which doesn't help at all. I do however enjoy the 8 week subterms online, it allows me to finish courses faster, which motivates me to keep going. I would suggest if schooling online and working fulltime to never take more than 2 courses at a time, and that can be strenuous at times. Look up the course syllabus and difficulty ratings to match courses accordingly. At the end of the day it depends on your reasons for going to school, and if your going to pursue a graduate degree.

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This School Sucks
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
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I have a High School Special Education , But got in Penn State with no problem. However Liberty University wouldn't let me enroll because of having Special Education Diploma .

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Awful
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Degree: Christian Studies
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This is a horrible school. If they're Christian, I for one cannot tell. The professors are rude and if you have a problem you have to contact someone constantly to receive some results. It's ridiculous. I have withdrawn from this school because they could not properly assist me. I will be continuing my education elsewhere.

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Degree: Religion/Religious Studies
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I am now in my second year at Liberty University, and the experience has proven to be quite wonderful. The course load can be quite challenging if you are a full-time student and are working full-time, but it is nonetheless manageable, provided you put forth the effort. I am nearly finished with my primary degree – a Bachelor’s of Science in Religion – and, I will have just 1 1/2 more years of studies before I complete my secondary in psychology. I feel the courses in my chosen majors have been well-rounded and conducive to professional work environment application; these factors are indicative of a solid education. There is some merit to claims made by others that Liberty University’s undergraduate courses are more research oriented than not, however, for those who aspire to pursue graduate degrees, I can think of no better preparation. In fact, some of the knowledge acquired is comparable to things learned at the graduate level, as evidenced by my conversations with individuals who hold their professional degrees. While I cannot say I share similar experiences to those having difficulties with the financial aid department (I have personally had no problems whatsoever), I believe a university’s overall qualities are not solely based upon the speed at which they disperse aid refund. Furthermore, I know several people who attend universities with exceedingly high tuition rates, and very rarely do they receive significant refunds, if any. Liberty University provides a quality education at low cost, offers great services to military veterans, and it has opened up so many avenues previously unavailable to me. I have already referred degree seeking people to Liberty University and, I will continue to do so in the future.

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laurie pelosi - 4 days ago

I am almost done with my theology and minor in counseling. This is a christian school so the Bible will be taught. I find that counseling has become less religious and more fact based regarding theories. I have never had a problem with Financial Aid, I rarely email a professor, but when I have the turn around time has been 24 hours which I think is good. I enjoy this school and I find that they are always helpful.

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