Liberty University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (198)
I love Liberty University it is the second University I have attended. The staff is caring and helpful. This school has been a blessing from God for me. I have faced some challenges while attending but, with the guidance of God I was able to succeed and I am thankful there are University that enable people that don't have a lot of money afford a good education. Thank you Liberty I would recommend this University to anyone that is trying to further their education.
I have to say that for me this school was a great experience especially as a veteran. I found the program to be fairly rigorous. Online schooling is what you put into it. As a veteran, they are top notch. The tuition is literally cut in half for vets being about $250 per credit hour for graduate level courses. Those prices are cheaper than any for profit or non profit school that I know of. The main thing to remember with online schooling is that if you turn in your work on time, that's half the battle, and you should do fine. In addition, I really like how Liberty doesn't necessarily cap how many classes you can take in a two month term. I took 4 grad level courses my first term, and this helped me finish a Masters degree in 9 months. It was not easy, but I did it. Some schools curtail how many classes you can take at one time so that you keep getting charged. Overall, this is an excellent school. I thank the Lord that I was blessed to use my GI benefits to attend this great school.
So, I tried to go here, before transferring out because this place is incredibly judgmental, and horrible for military students. This is the application process for transfer students 1) Apply 2) Sign up for classes 3) find out if you're accepted 4)pay. Here's how it is at other colleges 1)Apply 2. them analyze your credits, see what you need to do 4) Sign up for credits 5) Pay I applied, and was told I had to sign up for classes to finish the application process. I told them I think I should wait, since military credits are little weird, and I wanted to see what they'd accept - so I'd know what I need. They said "You need to sign up for classes to apply, that's it" So I signed up, and of course, what I thought would happen did, I sign up for classes I already had credits for, then they wouldn't let me switch out of them. So I did the classes, and while doing it - mind you I work in intelligence - I did the papers, and had my superior at work look them over to "fact-check" them. And I failed like half the papers - why? Because my answer weren't biblical enough. This school doesn't care about teaching you what's right, they care about you learning what they think is right. aka a cult. This school sets you up for failure - hence why the graduation rate sucks, and why the median salary after graduation sucks. I left this "school" and went to a real college.
Any college is what you make of it. If you like sitting in a class room and interacting with others in person, then online isn't for you. Taking classes online means that you have to be self starting and self motivated. I had a great experience with Liberty (aside from one or two professors that graded unnecessarily hard) and I passed my competencies and licensure exams on the first try. I was well prepared for both because I worked hard and took from my education what I needed to be successful. The staff and advisors at Liberty have been extremely helpful throughout my time there and the tuition was very reasonable for the level of education. I highly recommend Liberty Online for those who don't mind a little hard work!
Liberty University Online will say anything to get you into their program. Anything. I was enrolling to get a certification to teach, which they can do. The problem is that they cannot do it for all subject areas and will lie about their ability at application and enrollment time. I really would have expected this kind of bait and switch sort of behavior from a for-profit "university" and not from a "Christian" university. The classes themselves were fine. If they meet your needs, great. Just make sure they are telling the truth. If you see 1 star, it's because I couldn't give zero.
Expensive, overpopulated and worthless degree. They brag about being the 'biggest Christian university' but what does that mean when there are THOUSANDS of new graduates every semester that haven't been prepared at all. If you pay your money you will pass. All courses are recycled year after year and the professors generally don't know the subject material. Professors don't interact with your work. All communication is pre-written and sent out based on the schedule, very minimal "actual" engagement with students.
Run away from this so called Christian school. This university wants your money. I requested a specific professor and was put into the class. The next day Liberty kept calling my telephone saying that I needed to complete the course requirement checklist. Therefore, I logged in and completed it. Then, I noticed another professor name on my assignments. I called the school and the advisors said that there is nothing that they can do for me because I have already completed the checklist. Liberty's mission statement is "Training Champions for Christ", How can you do that when you are deceiving your students?
I HAVE BEEN AT LIBERTY FOT AT LEAST 3 YEARS NOW. I AM IN THE MASTERS PROGRAM. I STAYED IN THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE I HATE CHANGE BUT IM FINDING OUT THAT LIBERTY IS ALL ABOUT MONEY THEY DO NOT CARE. THE ADVISORS ARE TEENAGE COLLEGE KIDS WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK. SO ASKING FOR ADVISE IS USELESS THEY WILL REEFER YOU TO YOUR PROFESSOR WHO WILL NOT GET BACK TO YOU UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY DON'T NEED THEM ANYMORE
I attended Liberty from 2009-2012 for Finance. I'm one class from a BS in Finance. I had a business professor named Scott Hicks who failed me multiple times even though the work was completed. Hicks is a lowlife scumbag. If he doesn't like you, he will fail you, even with the work completed. I have not paid Liberty, and will never pay Liberty the tuition owed due to the fact this piece of trash still works there. I am having to start my degree over at a different school. Avoid Liberty at all cost. Not very Christian, as they only care about the money, not students.
Quality of education to me was subpar. Teachers generally were unfamiliar with online technology. Syllabi were recycled year to year. A handful of professors cared greatly. Majority appeared over-worked and apathetic. They have a habit of assigning non-Christian topics and asking us to write about the Christian-ness of that topic, which was very awkward.