Liberty University Reviews

  • 340 Reviews
  • Lynchburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
66% of 340 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 340 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Erica Posey
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2021
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I have completed 4 online classes for an MFA in Creative Writing. The professors have been accommodating, informative, and encouraging. The material that I am learning does prepare me for a future in writing, as I have been published as a result of the work in one class. I am very pleased with the school and the teachers. Don’t let the negative reviews push you away from this school. It is a wonderful school, even for an online school."
Lisa Grimes
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"Run, run, run from this school. This is a horrible school. They just want your money. They could care a less about your goals, aspirations, needs, and so much more. I graduated from University of Michigan with a 3.7 GPA. At this school I got a D+, and when I tried to withdraw from the school they named off all of these consequences. I wasted a good $7,000. at this school with 0 credit hours earned. Now my FAFSA is all messed up. I have never been so angry and stressed out in my entire life. The coursework is ridiculous. Hundreds and hundreds of text due every week on top of 6 writing assignments. They told me I would spend about 10 hours a week on my classes, it was more like 40+ and not learning a damn thing. They don’t care if their school is a good fit for you, if you’re in the right program, they don’t ask about your goals. It’s just give me your money!! For a Christian University, they’re far from Christian. We’ll pray for you, we’ll probably at for you, just do your Financial Check in. They hounded me every single day for my money, and once they got it, I didn’t hear a word from them. DO NOT go to this university unless you’re a champion at dealing with intense stress. They will, without a doubt, stress you out. Find another school, any school but this one."
Lexi
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2021
  • Degree: Education
"I find this school to be average, AT BEST. The courses are rigorous for the 8-week classes. But many times, the assignments are pointless and time consuming, almost like “busy work.” I dont think this degree adequately prepares me for the education field. As an online student, the worst part of the program is the lack of support. You do not receive an actual advisor. The advising office for the online programs is call-center style. Meaning, you talk to someone different each time. So, while you’ll almost always get to speak to someone, these “advisors” are NEVER (emphasis on NEVER) helpful. Be prepared to get different answers each time you talk to someone, false information, and the runaround. The entire degree program, I had to juggle classes and being my own advisor. The lack of support can make the experience of getting your masters even more daunting than it already is. If I could do it all over again, I would no go to this school."
Lisa Grimes
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2021
  • Degree: Developmental Psychology
"I will never recommend this school to anyone. I feel that all they wanted was my money. They would call me multiple times a day and pressure me to enroll for next term and do my financial check in. The grading was so unfair. My first semester doing online, I withdrew from one class and got a D+ in another. I graduated from University of Michigan with a 3.7 GPA, so I know I’m not stupid. The course load was very heavy, 300 pages of text and 2 journal articles, plus 2 papers per week. I did not have any access to my professors. I would e mail them and get no answer. Just recently, I handed in a paper which I thought was very good, and the professor gave me 36/50. I worked a lot harder than that and expected at least a B. Do not go to this University. There is fraud there, and virtually no academic support. You could save yourself a lot of money if you just bought the text and learned it on your own. Please run from this place. They claim they’re Christians but they don’t treat you as such."
Cathrine
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2021
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. The admissions process is very easy and their admissions team will sell you on it, but once you are actually enrolled it becomes a nightmare. Advisors are not much help in navigating your degree requirements. It is so disheartening as a teacher to have my professors do everything they teach us not to do. Assignments are mostly busy work, and professors do not care about taking time to get to know students (even though they preach this). For a Christian institution they are severely lacking in compassion and mercy. The university clearly only cares about taking your money, and they will actively make it more difficult for you to advance in your program in order to make you spend more on extra semesters. To say I am disappointed in the program is an understatement."
Sue
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Liberty is my 8th higher education experience and has been far better, academically and administratively. All issues, the few I had, were handled fairly and promptly. Wonderful professors. Awesome four years. I am going to miss it. Highly recommend."
Nathan
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"First, I would like to make comment on the "racism" comment from "Stella". My first professor was female and African American, I am sure that comments says enough. Aside from a few minor gripes I had on how the professors conducted the courses I found the experience really rewarding. For those who have never experienced a graduate program, their will be very little instruction and a lot of reading, writing, and possible tests and quizzes. The course-work is designed for you to absorb the information and make your own conclusions and theories. Rssentially you are learning how to think for yourself, not being told what to think. If you expect coddling or hand-holding then you may want to decide if you are mature enough to take on such a program. I found online coursework to actually be more difficult than in-person classes. Anyhow, take what you will of this review, but Liberty has been attentive to my needs when I needed assistance and their faith-based coursework makes an education from this university more rewarding and deeper than you may find anywhere else."
Kay
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2021
  • Degree: Science Technology
"Terrible school. They do not care about the students, they only care about your money. I was threatened by my housing advisor (not an RA, an adult with a degree who was hired by the school). No one would help me. Became depressed. Moved to a new college. Much better experience. I cannot describe how terrible this school is; just go anywhere else!!!"
T Wright
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2021
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I ran across this site while looking for information on my upcoming intensive week and I must say that I'm a bit surprised at the negative reviews of Liberty University. It has been my experience to have quick responses from all of my professors, when I email them with a question. I have also found the material presented in class extremely informative and helpful. Whenever I have called the counselors for assistance, they were patient and helpful, answering each and every one of my questions, and leaving no room for confusion. The video teleconferences with the professors and students always stayed on topic and when the students would try to veer off topic, the professor would ask them to hold those questions until the end, once they dismiss the other students. So far, I have nothing but positive comments about the school. I will come back to this site and update my comment after every few semesters, until I graduate."
Marcus
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2021
  • Degree: Ministry
"Horrible experience after horrible experience. They talk a good game but fail in the communication department. I’ve spent months with an advisor only to be told that I have a hold on my account that I have to resolve prior to resuming courses. Why hadn’t i been told this by the multiple advisors that i spoke with is beyond me. My advise is to spend your money elsewhere, you’ll thank me later."
William D.
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2021
  • Degree: Aviation
"Save your money and time!!! Find another institution that won't waste your time and that will actually work with you. They are full of smiles and lies. I have nothing but bad experiences here and this is coming from a person that has taken classes and received nothing but A's. They give you the run around and have many excuses. I've talked to and been purposefully mislead by their over the phone academic advisors. Please realize that this "institution" is nothing more then a joke that they only cares about taking your money. Do yourself a favor and due your research before choosing a university/college. Dive deep into the reviews and find a credible university/college that is truly there for their students. I write this review to warn others and to hopefully deter anyone that was unsure about this deceitful school."
STELLA
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I HAD SOME GOOD PROFESSOR AT LIBERTY ONLINE. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST SHCOOL EVER. AFTER COMPLETING 112 CREDIT HOURS MY CLASS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP, BECAUSE OF RACISM. MY CLASS WAS CANCEL FOR NO REASON. THE COUNSEL ANGELA ASK ME TO LIE AND SAY THAT I WAS SICK. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS SCHOOL WAS PLAYING THE RACE CARD DURING MY LAST 12 CREDIT HOUR BEFORE GRADUATING. THEY ASKED ME TO PAY 1200.00 AND LATER 1900.00 FOR CLASSES THAT THEY CANCELED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION DURING CLASS SIGN-IN WHEN RECOGNIZING THAT MY VOICE WAS OF AN ARFRICAN-AMERICAN. I AM SURE THIS RACE CARD HAVE BEEN PLAYED BEFORE, AND WILL SOON COME TO LIGHT WITH OTHER STUDENTS OF COLOR. I'VE NEVER HAD FINANCIAL AID PROBLEMS. I AM STILL STUGGLING TO PAY THE LAST 600.00 TO GET MY TRANSCRIPT MOVE TO ANOTHER SCHOOL."
Lisa
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would not recommend this University to anyone. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and this school has been a nightmare ever since they received my Financial Aid. Before they received my Financial Aid they were calling me multiple times a day, then after they received my money, they never bothered to return any of my calls. I asked for help from the Disabilities Department and they kept telling me that my therapist needed to sign the letter. She e-mailed it, faxed it, signed it multiple times and still, I got no help. As a grad student, you're on your own. Tons of reading and paper writing and no instruction. I was lucky and fortunate to have 1 awesome professor. If it weren't for her, I would've quit. She allowed me extra time without marking me down and did several Zooms with me and a personal phone call. Thank God for her. Otherwise, this school is a joke! They sure do want your money! After that, you don't really exist to them. I guess I just didn't do my research because I feel I could've chosen a much better online school. My friend who goes to Capella says she loves it, and is nothing like what I've gone through at Liberty. Besides, my awesome professor, this school sucks."
Tom
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2020
  • Degree: Political Science
"I am in the online M.S. Political Science program. The courses so far are not very challenging but some of that could be due to my undergrad degree also being in political science. Much of the material is stuff I have covered in undergrad at another school, just with more depth and critical thinking. You are a bit 'on your own' as far as figuring stuff out. Administration and instructors are not the most responsive. I have been seeking questions about beginning my master's thesis work and haven't gotten responses yet. For those complaining that it is a Christian School and that you have to incorporate theology in your work, I ask did you do any research prior to enrolling?? If you look at their marketing and web materials LU is VERY explicit about the fact that they are Christian and that it is part of the curriculum. Overall I have had a good experience, I just wish staff was a little more responsive. The school is almost too big. Having about 100,000 online and residential students I think causes you to get lost in the shuffle and not get the most personalized advising and customer service."
Chris (NC)
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I've been a student for over 2 years now. Completed my undergraduate from another in-person college and took a lengthy break from school to start my career. Over a decade later started my masters at Liberty and due to good instruction (had an issue with 1 professor, but don't we always have that "one") and patience for a student who has taken time away from school to work on his career, I finished my Masters in record time (1 year, multiple classes during the pandemic). Because I enjoyed their instruction and the professors (who all had on the job experience and didn't just graduate and began teaching) who understood real-life scenarios and gave patience when the job was getting crazy and I may have needed more time to finish a project/paper, I decided, after my Masters, to pursue my Doctorate. Never in my 40 years would I have ever thought I would be 3 years away from a Ph.D. but Liberty has been good to me. This online program is a WORKING PERSON's college. People who are complaining have either never been in the job or have minor job experience but for those of us who have worked in the field for 10-15+, this is the college for you. It will bring insight to your job and make you think, and isn't that what this job is about? I am proud to say I have stuck it out with Liberty and will do everything I can to finish this doctorate. I am thankful for a school that understands working persons like myself."
Dusten Copeland
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2020
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"At the beginning of 2019, I visited Liberty online. Online learning is fantastic, depending on which professor you have with good professors teaching the course. The only thing I've got is that Liberty is not really diverse. I think that with Liberty being a predominantly white conservative Christian university, Liberty is a little biased against some races of students and different cultures. I am a still attending Liberty as a Doctorate student so We'll see how the race role plays out throughout my journey."
Sam Zimmerman
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2020
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"It’s an illusion. The admissions process is easy. The admissions office will help you every step of the way through your application process and getting started. Once you’ve started though, it’s a disaster. Nobody helps you, nobody answers any questions. They give you scholarships through the school, and even after I verify my eligibility they withdrawal it. Leaving me in a financial disaster. The only thing I receive for this is “sorry you misunderstood”.... when they clearly are in the wrong. Trying to figure things out with the financial aid office and academic advising office has been terrible. They are so rude and impatient. There have been so many errors, from them saying I withdrew early enough for now consequences or record (Originally weeks before classes started due to health issues that I made known) and now saying I “dropped out” and that marks on my account, to randomly changing my DEGREE without my consent or knowledge to something COMPLETELY unrelated! They “don’t know how this happened”, and the process of trying to switch it back has been such a pain! I am literally sooo over this school. But I am stuck thanks to them taking away the scholarship for an error on THEIR end. I now have to take out loans and I guess wait it out because I can’t afford thousands of dollars at multiple different schools. To top it off, I can not find any way to speak to someone of authority at this school. I am frustrated. Note - I am fully online."
Useless waste of time and money
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2020
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"An actual garbage excuse of an education. I was unemployed and couch surfing for two years after graduation. You don’t learn anything. You receive As for papers that would have been Cs by my middle school teaching standards. People in your discussion boards don’t use even relatively ok grammar. I thoroughly regret every dime spent here."
Public Policy
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2020
  • Degree: Political Science
"I'm very satisfied with my program at Liberty University. The students and teachers are truly engaging, even in an online environment. The teachers are very positive, and they will analyze your work fairly and thoroughly. Be prepared for open and honest feedback, as this will help you grow and succeed. Don't be afraid to reach out with questions or clarification on anything, as everyone is willing to help. The courses teach the subject area which you've chosen, and occasionally will merge scripture into the teachings so you gain a better understanding of the origins of the particular subject. It's good to be open minded to a Christian perspective, and not view the teachings as being dogmatic or narrowed into one myopic school of thought. You gain a deeper understanding of the Christian worldview, as well as the worldviews that have helped shape some of the events that have happened or are happening in our country. I recommend the school and I'm very happy to be there!"
Tychell
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2020
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Do not!!! And I repeat do not apply to the school unless you know for sure that you want to attend the school. This school will hold onto your funds i.e your pell grants and your financial aid loans not allowing the school that you currently attend to use the funds in order to pay for your classes. You will complete an entire term at another school and they will still not update the Board of Education even if you have never attended a single class at their school. Do not and I repeat do not apply to the school unless you know for a fact that you will attend."