Liberty University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (216)
No school is perfect but it all depends on your outlook and how you cope with stress. My experience at Liberty University Online has been excellent. Yes, it almost seems like you have to teach yourself half of the time but that is how graduate school normally is. I attended another brick-and-mortar university in Florida before for graduate school and the Blackboard structure was the same as Liberty's. Financial Aid has also been very efficient and helpful during this entire process. Whenever I has questions or concerns they were able to help me within two days or so. Honestly, it is quite exhausting to work and attend graduate school online because there are a lot of assignments and discussion posts that require replies to other students' posts but that interaction enriches your learning experience. I have also worked in groups in a couple of classes and it wasn't that difficult to come together (using text message, email, WhatsApp, and Blackboard) and organize our work even though we all live in different cities and states. You will not succeed in graduate school or in an undergraduate degree in an online setting if you do not put in the time and effort. I am doing the best I have ever done academically and I thank all the faculty and other employees who have facilitated my experience at this awesome university. I live in south Florida and my professors this term have been very understanding after Hurricane Irma affected our state and we lost power and Internet service (this is LUO and I need Internet to do my homework!). I am very satisfied with my choice to attend LUO. I started my program in January 2017 and I will finishing my masters in marketing in March 2018. I managed to adjust my schedule to take the 12 required classes in 14 months. Anyone can do it; you just need to motivate yourself and enjoy the journey.
I finished my bachelors degree in psychology/Christian counseling in August 2017. I completed all of my schooling online and honestly, overall everything went well. All of the online professors (except for maybe 1 or 2) were fabulous and understanding. If you want help or have questions, you yourself have to be proactive in getting your questions answered. Yes it is online, so you have to be willing to put in the time to read, study and do your work without anyone prodding your or holding your hand to get it done. All of the course requirements are available before you sign up to take the class, IF YOU READ THE SYLLABUS. I have had no problems with financial aid at all. The student academic advising for the undergrad department has always been very helpful in answering my questions and concerns. Overall, I would recommend this online university and education program to anyone. The best part for me was that the classes also incorporated my faith into my education. My relationship with Christ has continued to grow as well as my learning. I am continuing my education with LUO for a masters degree in counseling.
Not structured. No flexibility when it comes to due dates so almost like not even going to school online as far as flexibility. Teachers are not always helpful. Things are not clearly explained prior to starting. Communication is so broken and when your at a loss sometimes you by a brick wall because no one seems to know anything.
The environment at Liberty University is exceptionally positive and provided me with the skills and background to succeed in life and with my career. The academics are rigorous and practical and taught by professors who genuinely care about their students. The campus is gorgeous with great activities and clubs, together with offering a full range of Division 1 sports. I have great memories from my time at Liberty, and made life long friends from across the country during my time there. At Liberty, they care about developing you as a person with character and integrity as well as academically. I highly recommend Liberty University to anyone looking for an outstanding education and college experience.
PLEASE DISREGARD GRADUATION YEAR! UN-ENROLLED FROM PROGRAM. I previously wrote a review on Liberty University concerning the M.A. Human Services Counseling degree and gave the program/school a 5/5 stars for efficiency and financial help. However, post graduation I quickly realized that my degree would yield no salary increase and meant nothing to employers. This prompted me to re-enroll in the M.A. Professional Counseling program in the online format. I finished the Spring 2017 semester and completed the term with a passing GPA. My problem is the lack of ACCREDITATION and the run around I continue to receive when questioning the status of the online program. My overall goal is to work with state/federal governments, specifically the Military, as I am a Military spouse and therefore sensitive to the issues in military families. Liberty University is currently NOT CACREP ACCREDITED, although they are seeking accreditation. Persons without a degree from a CACREP accredited program ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE EMPLOYED IN MANY OF THE HIGHER PAYING SALARY AREAS ESPECIALLY WITH THE MILITARY. I was instructed (LIED TO) that they would receive this information in January 2017. They did not. Then as I continued to be a pest they said they would receive the CACREP decision in July 2017. When I requested the date of the July board meeting (as the decisions would be posted on the CACREP website 45 days after the meeting) so I would know whether or not they would receive accreditation prior to the deadline for dropping classes they would not give me this information. I was P*****. I decided that I would take that semester loss and move on to an already CACREP accredited university to pursue my degree. Too much hassle and too much inconsistency and lying when it comes to the info that is important to a person's life. My first degree is worthless, I did not want to waste time, energy and money on a second degree with them. The first time was a mistake, the second time I just would have been stupid! Do your research!
I previously wrote a review for the M.A. Human Services Counseling: Addiction & Recovery online degree program and gave Liberty a 5/5 stars for their efficiency and financial help. Due to that experience and the help it provided me with concerning my academics I had initially been pleased with my experience. However, after graduating from Liberty University in 2016 I realized that my degree would yield no salary increase past that of a Bachelor's degree level. I make $31,000/year with this degree in my designated field which is significantly less than what I was making as a Bachelor's level caseworker in the social work field. This degree is not helpful and may not increase salary by even as much as $1. Please do your research! Money wasted that could have gone to another program.
I am a military combat veteran, hold (among other degrees) a Masters in Clinical Medicine, and am a practicing ER Physician Assistant. I was initiating an MDiv (Masters of Divinity) degree, and was asked to submit a written statement as to my Christian calling. They then informed me that my beliefs were not Christian enough for LIberty University, and that I and that I would not be allowed to take any programs from them. If they are this descriminatory at the onset, I can only imagine what they do to people's grades and degrees. Please do not go here unless you are willing to bend your beliefs and ethics at their every whim.
Well structured programs and excellent faculty. Professors are quite helpful and academic advisors are available to assist the student round the clock. The technology used to conduct the classes is solid and intuitive. The course content is integrated in Blackboard and other learning platform such as Lynda.com are added extras. Excellent online environment and a friendly community. Highly recommended.
I began attending Liberty Christian University online in 2013. I attended each semester taking at least 9 hours. It has truly been a great experience, with great Godly professors that are understanding, interact with students and are very helpful. I will graduate with my Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a minor in Public Admin in December 2017. I cannot say enough about my experience with LUO! Yes if you live out of state it is costly but the fact is, you cannot find great education like you will receive at LUO! And it is very recognizable by many companies around the world.
I attended Liberty University online. I pretty much taught myself everything. The curriculum was great and I felt prepared for graduate school. I've used a great amount of what I learned in undergrad in my current graduate school. The cons are that there is no interaction with the professors (meaning it is difficult to get letters of recommendation) and little interaction other students and there are very few organizations designed for online students.