Liberty University Campus Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
I enjoyed my time on campus and loved my roommates and the dorms. LU offers (too) many activities to be involved with. The adjunct professors currently working in the field were the best at presenting real life scenarios and requiring critical thinking skills. The spiritual component was a centerpiece. My current fault with the school is that I accumulated over $50K in student loan debt and was never once offered any counseling or warnings about the aftermath of having that much debt. I also do not currently align with Jerry Falwell Jr.'s political stances and it bothers me that the school is being used as a platform to take stances on these beliefs. I think more focus could be spent better in other areas, like reducing tuition rates rather than adding snowplexes.
The Helms' School of Government's Criminal Justice program within Liberty University is an amazing program with the potential to make incredible connection from your fellow students to your professors to even the frequent very special and notable guests who speak at the department. It allowed me to create friendships that I will have for a lifetime, and the professors are very attentive to each student's needs. Some of my favorite moments from my undergraduate time at LU were just sitting and chatting with some of my professors. Also, there are multiple clubs and organizations within not only the university but also the department where students can get involved. I was actually the president of LU's chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, which is the national Criminal Justice Honor Society, and it was one of the best experiences I had while attending LU. I highly recommend Liberty University because it's a great schol and any and all of the programs in the Helms School of Government to anyone specifically looking for an amazing government or criminal justice program.
I can honestly say that being a student at Liberty University has changed my life. From challenging academics to an incredible student-life, I an so thankful for the time I had at this incredible university. Although, the size of school continued to grow throughout my time there, the professors made each interaction personal and took a vested interest in my education. As a high school student I took part in "College for a Weekend." This unique opportunity allowed me to live the life of a college student by attending classes, touring the campus and enjoying student activities while still a high school student. These "College for a Weekend" events are hosted by Liberty 4 times a year and I would highly recommend attending. I was honored to serve as a Liberty University Ambassador and Recruiter for over 3 years and shared my wonderful experience with thousands of future students. I do not believe that I would be who I am today, without the intentionality and passion of Liberty University's educational staff. I will continue to carry the banner of my alma mater with pride, as I continue my professional endeavors.
I believe that going to school online, you should have a plan to where you want to work because being online, you do not have internships. But the school does offer assistance for career outlooks. They will help you find jobs and create resumes if needed. I think that "discussions" for online schools are pointless and they could come up with better assignments but other than that, books that are used for helpful and teachers always reply back quickly when needed. They are also understanding when you are late on an assignment. Online education is for people who are self motivated and busy.
I'm currently doing a Double Major w/ Minor here at Liberty. My experience with Liberty is so far good. My only thing is "certain" professors should help the students when they ask for help. But overall I think this is a good school. And I'm glad I've chosen to go to Liberty University.
Liberty university is unique in many ways. However the way in which their uniqueness most effected me was their teaching staff. All of the professors at Liberty are required to have a certain number of years experience actually practicing the subject they teach. All of my professors were ex-military or ex-police officers, ex-lawyers, ex-FBI, or otherwise experts in their fields. The professors do not just have book knowledge. I know when I was listening to a lecture I wasn't just listening to something out of a book. I was listening to something out of a life. That made learning so much better. There are many good qualities Liberty has, but this I believe is one of the most influential.