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Liberty University Online
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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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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.

Not for me
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Degree: Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015
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Liberty was a good school. I recently left because trying to incorporate the bible & Christianity was not easy for me. If u don't know the bible then this school is not for you. I was mislead about the Christian eduction I didn't realize I needed a bible along with my textbooks. One of my instructors didn't seem friendly on the phone but her emails were. I don't think the instructors are bad but that one just didn't seem interested to me. This school just didn't work for me....

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Nicole - 2 months ago

What was your major? If you don't mind me asking?

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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Ms. D. - about 1 month ago

I did not understand the writer's responses. It seems to me that she had an attitude problem with people who do not have the same writing gifts as she said that she does. Why did she talk about the other students who were trying to get the same education that she got. It seems to me that people go to college to further train themselves for the world of work in the real world. To me I thought that the writer was mean describing some of the students who may have been producing their best work. Everybody should have an opportunity to be able to get the best job that they can when they graduate. That said after 10 years working for the federal government I lost my job. I found myself homeless a few years later. My homelessness lasted for 15 years and I do not feel those awkward years of living was my fault I just made the best of it as best that I could. I was an on and off college student living in shelters it was difficult to devote my time to my studies. I was sleeping outside over a two year period as well. You cannot judge people when you do not know their individual circumstances of life. I feel like I came from and that I am escaping a culture of death. I want to know and feel what life is all about.

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 - 3 months 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!!

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