Student & Graduate Reviews
STELLA - 12/30/2020
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 - 12/27/2020
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 - 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) - 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 - 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."
Sam Zimmerman - 11/20/2020
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"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 - 11/19/2020
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"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 - 11/10/2020
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2021
"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 - 10/22/2020
Graduation Year: 2024
"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."
Jonathan - 9/26/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"Liberty University is a for-profit scam. They are brutal, will take your money and employ machiavellian tactics on campus. They brute force everything with money from U.S. Dept of Education, donations, tuition from online, loans etc. anything that they can do to get their hands on more money. They don't tenure their professors, they spend a record low amount per head for online students. And most of all they are in bed with right wing politics. It is a monstrous unholy union of business in bed with nonprofit, in bed with education in bed with church AND government. And under a Christian label too... so sad! I'm getting a second bachelor's degree just so I don't have to be associated with this for-profit degree mill which deludes people into thinking "christian non profit" this is chicanery! Don't buy in! Read psychopath free https://www.amazon.com/Psychopath-Free-Expanded-Emotionally-Relationships/dp/0425279995/ref=sr_1_3?crid=20Q9L2IR3PVBW&dchild=1&keywords=psychopath+free&qid=1601159717&sprefix=psychopath%2Caps%2C185&sr=8-3 Liberty is a toxic school full of wonderful people for some baffling reason... The people are amazing the school is a joke!!! Don't get reeled in, don't be a sucker. Giving Jerry Jr. or anything he's built any money is a dollar you'll never see again in any form of value. Huckster!!"
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