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Overall, I really enjoy this school. I finished my undergrad with Liberty and continued with them for my Masters (working on now). Thinking about a PhD, but will probably switch schools. I do enjoy the courses, but feel its missing something. The PhD courses are slim to none.
I attended Liberty University online from 2015 to 2017. The flexibility the program provided me was invaluable as I worked throughout my studies and moved several times with the military. I can confidently say without the flexibility, I would not have been able to graduate in a standard amount of time. With that said, anyone considering the program should know that there is a very strong Biblical element to all of the classes, as one would expect from a Christian University. Additionally, my guidance counselors called me more often than I appreciated. While this may be helpful to some, it was not to me. I dont have any complaints regarding the professors. They did not stand out as good or bad to me. I was always satisfied with the speed at which they put grades in and their willingness to explain why I received the marks I did and/or correct grades if necessary. Overall, it was a great school for my undergraduate work.
Liberty University was a great experience for me. I took all online courses. It is important to be proactive in your research and to take any reviews with a grain of salt when looking for a school. I transferred a number of credits earned while in the miltary that nearly accounted for two years of work, but the admissions department failed to apply these in a timely manner (a year after starting classes) and I ended up taking four courses I didn't need to. They admitted their fault, but never comped me for the classes. As far as the actual course experience, I took two clases per term and would not recommend any more than that if you work full time. The reading, depending on the class, can be excessive. This especially applies to the Master's program, which I am currently in now. If you don't love reading, look elsewhere. The communication was via Blackboard-generated announcements and email. With the exception of a couple of instructors, all returned my email or called me within 48 hours and I never had any that didn't work with me when something came up that conflicted with assignments being done on time. You will get a ton of phone calls from academic advising asking how your experience is and when you're coming up on a new term, they're calling to get you signed up, DAILY. It can get annoying but I also procrastonate, so some of the blame rests on me. After reading other reviews on this site, let me offer some words of wisdom. Follow instructors instructions to the T. They lay it out for you clearly and all assignments are avaiable for viewing a week before class starts. If you can't follow the simple instructions, including proper formats for citations, you will fail. I have a feeling some of these reviewers didn't do well simply because they failed to look at the instructions and the rubric to understand what was being asked of them to complete. Anyway, I consider myself an average writer and average reader, but with dedication you can do well here. I finished Suma Cum Laude and currently have a 3.96 GPA in my Masters program. Most professors are very nice, personable, and courteous. Some definitely stand out over others, but there's only one or two I had difficulty with. The school is highly conservative, rightly so, being the largest Christian University in the U.S., but I wish they would stay away from promoting politicians. If you can look past that, you'll get a lot of sound instruction from here. History is a difficult major and takes a lot of work, but it is worth it, because you get a program that doesn't focus on social history like 90% of today's universities do and you can tell the professors love what they do. There are a few that have books that they will require for a class, which I had a problem with, especially charging $50 for a copy that you have to review and turn in for an assignment. Nothing bad came of it, but I did file that with my student advisor. I've learned so much about researching from Liberty and if you use the available resources they give you early, it will pay in dividends down the road. Use these webinars the library broadcasts. They do help a lot. Honestly, some of these negative reviews I see make me scratch my head, because it does not reflect my experiences at all. Many state that they push a Biblical Worldview persepective onto everything. Well, they should. If you are offended by that, then don't sign up to a Christian University. They main goal is to ensure their students know Christ, and become stronger Christians. If you don't want that, don't go to Liberty
Although I did visit the Liberty University Campus a few times, I took all of my courses 100% online. The professors seemed very helpful to me as a working professional. I was working full time and taking 12 credits each semester with 6 credits during each summer session. I was familiar with most of the material so it wasn't difficult (for me) and I did learn quite a bit more than I was expecting. Once I proved I could handle multiple courses and maintain a high GPA, they were flexible on allowing me to take 18 credits during a couple of the semesters but I wouldnt recommend it. I was working full-time it was challenging to keep up with the assignments, but overall I'd say the difficulty is average. I have four minor complaints. One, I had no issues with tuition or financial aid, but I did have an issue with credits transferring from another institution. Liberty refused to transfer some of my CJUS credits because the previous school I attended would not send them a syllabus for the courses; apparently, it was against their policy. Unfortunately, I had to take those five courses over again. Two, sometimes the Christ Centered philosophy can be a bit overwhelming; believe it or not, there are some strong differing opinions amongst Christians from moderate to extreme. Three, the weekly message threads that we were required to weigh in and comment on were tough to muscle through. At times, the message threads were difficult to deal with because there was such an enormous disparity in writing ability from clearly uneducated and unintelligible to highly educated/intellectual. It really made me wonder how some people even got accepted. Four, I got tired of the Liberty Administrations sycophantic Republican political messages and the clear intolerance to anyone associated with the Democratic party. For a Christian school who exercised intolerance toward other religions and preached devout Christianity, it seemed very hypocrital to be endorsing a Mormon political candidate (Romney) and a serial philanderer and liar (Trump). Honestly, it is what I expected from Liberty though. It was a good experience. I ignored the things that bothered me, kept my eye on the prize and finished my degree a bit earlier than expected.
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.
There are many different programs of studies for residents or online. It was really easy to apply for grad school. After receiving your Bachelor degree. It has a really user friendly online courses. It is military friendly. If you are using TA, it qualifies
First of all, this school isn't a scam. It is most definitely a real and honest school. It is a Christian school, and I knew that going into it, however I think religion is incorporated too much into the classes. I think professors are encouraged to incorporate, but some professors expect much more out of it. I can understand some, but it is far too much. I previously attended a Christian 4 year university, and there was never integration. We were expected to take a religion class and there were some Christian aspects incorporated into a couple other seminar classes we had to take, but that was it. You can definitely learn a lot in the classes, but I would say most of the students are below average compared to my previous 4 year university. It was pretty clear in grammar and other areas of writing. My biggest problem with the school, however, is how few transfer credits they were willing to accept. Now, I have already received a BS from a different Christian university. It was also a liberal arts school, so many other classes were expected. I believe there a benefits of a liberal arts education, but I have already seen those benefits, and I really don't need to be taking an extra year worth of classes that have nothing to do with my major. They refuse to understand this, so I am still stuck taking 2 English and writing classes, despite that fact that I took English classes at my previous school. I also have to take an intro to computer class, when I have absolutely no need for it. I have all the classes I need related to my major to graduate, but I still have 8 classes (and about $10,000 more) worth of classes that I really don't want to waste my time on, since they won't provide any benefit to me.
I was very pleased with the instructors and the learning material. The courses were thorough and challenging. The few times that I have needed to contact the advising department, they were courteous and responsive. I have heard that many people have had issues with the financial aid department, but I have not had the same issues.
I have attended Liberty University for the past 6 years through the on-line program. I have been in various leadership roles over the past twenty five years and found the degree format to be very applicable to real world experience. While the University is Christian based I have personally seen no issues with students in my groups who are diverse and whose beliefs differ from the University. I have seen no professor’s grade down because you do not believe the way they do. I have found the on-line format to be very different from the class room structure. It is basically a requirement that you can take material, review it and comprehend it on your own. If you struggle learning under this format then the on-line program is not for you. There are very few professor tutorials or video lectures; just reading, self-practice and testing. I transferred into Liberty and have attended several public universities prior to enrolling. The quality of the education from a secular standpoint is just as good or better at Liberty. The main difference is that you will be forced to apply every course spiritually as well, along with Biblical references as to how this principle applies. That is a real concern for those who are not Christians; as they do not feel that it applies. A portion of you grade depends on this and if you do not do this you will receive a lower grade. The instructors I have encountered have varied. All were adequate, a few were good and several were great. The amount of time and effort that was put in varied for each, but it was the same case for me at the University of Alabama as well. Some were great professors; others were not so great. Lastly the level of learning was comparable. Liberty courses were no easier than other universities that I have attended. The quality of the education is outstanding and the same statistics that you learn at Liberty is what is taught any other college. It is not like Statistics principles change at Liberty compared to other schools. I would highly recommend Liberty University, I have truly enjoyed my time here and I have received a quality education. But if you struggle with religion mixing with standard subject matter you better avoid Liberty; because here it is viewed as an essential part of your professional development. .
I find LU online to be a very good college. The school is based on Christian beliefs which I have no problem and the class are fast and challenging which I also love.
I have only one problem and that problem is the same with all online universities, that problem is u don't have that relationship with the school as u would if you where a resident student. That's pretty much the only problem I have everything else about the school is fine.