Liberty University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (203)
Only gave them one star because there is no option to give them zero. Let me start off by saying I only went to Liberty for maybe 5 weeks yes you heard me right 5 smh. I only enrolled in two classes which were both religious based and required by the university to complete your degree plan. I had to withdraw from the classes due to work. I get financial aid so before I withdrew I called the school to ensure that I would not have any personal debt I was told no. Boy was that bologna because a few months down the line i received a bill for 2400 $ yes 2400 for 2 classes. So I called the school and was given the run around. I could not get intouch with any higher ups and received little to no help. Finally I was directed to an online forum used for student complaints and it was the same result NO HELP AT ALL. At that point I was beyond frustrated and just wanted to cut all ties with this school as soon as possible, So I saved and paid the 2400$ out of my own pocket. They still have yet to remove the holds off my account so I can get my transcript. Of course I am getting the run around not to mention their staff is unprofessional and never has answers for anything smh. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IT IS A JOKE and if you do you might as well prepare yourself for a circus.
Worst school and far from Christian!! Waste of money and time!! The majority of Liberty University's programs ARE NOT accredited which puts you at severe disadvantage. The course material is often very outdated and the majority of the schools online faculty are worthless. This college takes your money and basically forces you to teach yourself.
I really hate to give liberty a bad review. I had what I thought to be a decent experience with Liberty until I decided to transfer to a more affordable school. Upon doing research for another school I realized just how helpful the academic and financial planning administrators were at every other school I spoke with. Thus making me look back at Liberty wondering why they didn't do more to help me find financial resources to pay for college. They did nothing at all. I thought that was normal until I experienced something way better with other schools.
Singed up for online program. Very disappointed. I received very little help from online instructors. I found myself to be on my own with response from instructors slow and ineffective. I withdrew and got stuck for the tuition. Prior to enrolling I was being contacted by sales people from the school all the time. Once I signed up I couldn't get a response from anyone. You read the material, take a quiz, write a paper and have students comment on your work. wow.
Most recently, I graduated with an Ed.S. from Liberty after being enrolled for three years in the Ed.S. program. Previously, I had enrolled in the master's program as a young teacher. I failed a few courses and eventually dropped out. When I returned to LU online (7 years later), I was placed on academic warning. The SOE at Liberty gave me a second chance. I am so glad that they did. I realized that the best things in life are earned. Yes, the program is rigorous and time consuming. Yes, you are required to read, write, and discuss weekly. There are lengthy papers to write and then some courses, there are intense projects to complete. If you are dedicated and diligent you can do it. Nobody can do it for you, and you definitely should not rely on your professors. Online professors are moderators not teachers. They are there to guide your thought process and develop your critical thinking skills. Also, they will require you to follow APA requirements exactly. In conclusion, I received a great education from Liberty, and I am thankful for their graciousness in allowing me a second chance on my Ed.S. Eventually, I was able to earn a 3.8 GPA and my academic warning was dismissed. During my last class, the professor gave me an extension after my wife had a miscarriage. LU online is rigorous and rewarding, and the faculty is considerate and compassionate. Please consider the source as you read these reviews. Your life will greatly benefit in so many ways from your Liberty education.
At Liberty University Online, I was able to pursue my degree while being at home and taking care of my wounded veteran husband and our son. I felt that I was supported by the faculty and staff. Liberty also helps military families reach their academic goals by offering tuition discounts.
Just about there and I couldn't be happier. As a late bloomer, engaging in Graduate studies started out as a real challenge. In the 20+ years since graduating with my Bachelor's Degree (in Civil Engineering) so much has changed. Liberty's academic advisers, and professors alike, have been incredibly helpful over the past year. Liberty's library is second to none. Although I've only used the library online for academic research, if there is a needed resource not available through Liberty the staff will help you quickly locate and secure the same. I have to again mention my academic advisers. They call on a regular basis, at least monthly, and I usually have some off the wall question or we just chat about my academic progress. Very encouraging bunch. The advisers are so patient and so helpful. I should mention the the curriculum which is spot on.Everything I've studied has direct relevancy to my upcoming twilight career as a Hospital/Hospice Chaplain.
Liberty University is in all tense and purposes a good school for undergraduates. However, for Graduate programs I should have gone to the local school that I graduated from. Liberty is no help for finding a facility that will take you in for your Practicum or Internship since the majority of the online students are out of State from Virginia. Furthermore the legal department has to approve any contracts between a cite that you might find that will take you for the Practicum or Internship and then the Liberty Legal department can change the contract requirements at any given point even if you only have one week till the practicum/internship application deadline. Oh yes you have to apply for those two courses, it's an application process within the degree program and it is a major head ache. If your looking at this school for any grad program that requires a practicum or field work, look closer to home and avoid this school at all costs!!
This college is by far the best I have encountered upon. Staff is very helpful even with taking online college courses. I am currently a freshman. I look forward to achieving my bachelors with them as they make me feel like family. If you have any questions they answer you immediately.
I completed the first two years of my degree at a public University (UWF) but had to transfer to the online format when we moved to another state. The classes were challenging and I did feel adequately prepared to transition into a different professional field. Initially I was skeptical about the need for an internship, but once completed I was better able to see its value. I am not a fan of discussion boards. Discussion boards expose one of the areas where I feel Liberty is most vulnerable to legitimate criticism. Many of the students simply cannot write well. I don't think this issue is confined to LUO as the same could be said about other colleges I've attended. Still, I believe that the standards should be higher with regards to written assignments. If you cannot write a cohesive sentence, you should not be admitted to college. It is that simple. I am also not a fan of the new trend that integrates "E Books" within the course. Students should have the choice, and should not be forced to purchase an electronic version if that is not compatible with their learning style. I've grown in my faith and my love for God since attending LUO, and just started classes at the Graduate level. I highly recommend LUO.