Liberty University Reviews

  • 330 Reviews
  • Lynchburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
65% of 330 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 330 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nathan
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2026
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"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."