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I enrolled and began a course with Liberty. I feel completely tricked by the University. I logged onto Blackboard on my first day and found that the course was completely different than it was described. I realized in about 5 seconds that I did not want to take this course and called to drop it. Apparently you cannot drop a course once you have seen the content....for 5 seconds. So they made me withdraw and pay a large percentage for the class that I barely looked at and did not get anything out of. It looks great on paper, but is very different once you start classes. They definitely only have money in mind. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ENROLLING AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IN VA.
I found Liberty's graduate courses very challenging. I took my courses on-line, which required a tremendous amount of reading and dedication. It was particularly challenging as I worked a full time job and was a member of the Army National Guard while in school. The professors were very supportive and provided excellent feedback to my assignments and questions. I also gained quite a lot from other on-line students as they shared about their experiences in their teaching careers. The school is a decidedly Christian university, therefore expect to have a heavy emphasis on scripture. I greatly enjoyed this aspect of the school, but it may not be for everyone.
School is a joke. Classes are too easy and the professors are all interchangeable automatons. At the end of the day, it's my fault for not doing enough research before enrolling in this fake college. So in that sense, I suppose I got what I deserve. Please stay away from this place.
I have to say that for me this school was a great experience especially as a veteran. I found the program to be fairly rigorous. Online schooling is what you put into it. As a veteran, they are top notch. The tuition is literally cut in half for vets being about $250 per credit hour for graduate level courses. Those prices are cheaper than any for profit or non profit school that I know of. The main thing to remember with online schooling is that if you turn in your work on time, that's half the battle, and you should do fine. In addition, I really like how Liberty doesn't necessarily cap how many classes you can take in a two month term. I took 4 grad level courses my first term, and this helped me finish a Masters degree in 9 months. It was not easy, but I did it. Some schools curtail how many classes you can take at one time so that you keep getting charged. Overall, this is an excellent school. I thank the Lord that I was blessed to use my GI benefits to attend this great school.
Liberty University Online will say anything to get you into their program. Anything. I was enrolling to get a certification to teach, which they can do. The problem is that they cannot do it for all subject areas and will lie about their ability at application and enrollment time. I really would have expected this kind of bait and switch sort of behavior from a for-profit "university" and not from a "Christian" university. The classes themselves were fine. If they meet your needs, great. Just make sure they are telling the truth. If you see 1 star, it's because I couldn't give zero.
To those reading reviews by others stating Liberty is just like a "for profit" institution -- esp. veterans? Not in any way. Liberty Military Affairs office is first rate. They give undergraduate students book vouchers for free books up to $400 ea semester for veterans and spouses. They give you basically 50% off tuition -- yeah REALLY FOR PROFIT. Please....do not listen to them. They obviously had their own issues and are wanting to take it out on the university. I have finished my Bachelor's and am finishing Masters now. My husband, a retired Army officer also got his 2nd masters from Liberty and is graduating in the Spring with his Ed.S. and they are awesome. Not real professors? Hello !!! Yes they are. All graduate and most undergraduate have a doctorate and all have a masters in their content area. Many of them also teach residentially and at intensive courses. The Dean of Secondary Instruction taught my husband and an Associate Dean as well. We have had wonderful professors and their grading is not easy or inconsequential. They give great feedback and if you have something to say ...fill out the survey and follow up with your appropriate dept. I would recommend LU to ANYONE. They are top rate ! Oh and within 6 months of graduation with his masters my husband as working in his field making $10,000 more annually as a teacher than most teachers during their first year. I am working as well in a long term substitute position awaiting licensure.
Liberty University is a very solid school. All the professors are trying there best to help you improve. The classes are well organized. The advisors give you a lot of support. They will pray with you and for you. I highly recommend Liberty Univeristy and Liberty University Online.