Liberty University Reviews
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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 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.
Overall Liberty is an excellent school and you will receive and excellent education. I received both my Bachelor's and Master's there but am not able to continue with my Doctorate with Liberty because they don't have a program available that I could go into without completely changing my career path and area of concentration. I started with Liberty when they were a little smaller and you felt as though you received more attention from your instructors. Now the school is so big and the professors are so overwhelmed (and many are not really that qualified) that you barely get any attention at all and you feel more like a number than a student being trained to be a champion for Christ. I graduated with a Master's in Human Services Counseling - Marriage and Family and have had ZERO assistance with career search. I am very honored to be a Liberty graduate but if you need attention and need to feel special, this is not the school for you.
I had a great experience with the educational aspect of this program. I worked part-time while doing the program and was able to balance work and classes. I also received affirmation from practicum and internship supervisors about how highly prepared I was coming from this program. The biggest challenge was finding a practicum site, which students are required to do on your own. The university will find you two internship placements. The M.Ed. School Counseling program is CACREP accredited (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), which is an asset in applying for jobs. I had four interviews and received two employment offers within six weeks of completing the program, with three other interview offers even after I accepted a job. My main reason for writing a review is to express deep concerns about the university president's outspoken political endorsements. As the highest-level representative for a school that advertises a Christ-centered education, his lack of discernment, humility, and wisdom in how he represents the university troubles me. His focus seems to be on promoting a political party regardless of the character of those in the party, and silencing those who speak out against his particular views. Overall, what I tend to tell people is that I had a great experience with the course material, professors, and preparation for the job market, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend this university due to the president's lack of distinction between a Christian university and a political party.
Liberty University was an excellent university that provided a Christ centered focus on everything taught. It strengthened my faith as well as provided the necessary education to meet program needs and prepare me for a graduate program. It is a large university that offers programs with multiple majors and in no less loses in creditability. The professors provide guidance and mentorship but challenge students in faith and academic growth. I recommend Liberty University for any student as it has a diverse student body which mirrors Christ's church which is made up of all people groups not only in in America but from peoples across the world.
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.
I enrolled at this school in in 2015 coming from another college. I found out about this college from someone that I knew who had been going to this college. They let me transfer most of my credits and I had a great time. Here I am four classes away from my bachelor's degree and I ran out of aid to borrow. What total bullshit. Al of you reading this comment. Liberty is a great college, but they are to dam expensive. You can go to a public college or even community college almost for free or just using pell grant money. Now I have to find a way to pay for my education or I cannot graduate and much less finding a job with my degree. They should tell you ahead of time that when you go to this college, you will hit the limit for money you can borrow and then you will not be able graduate until you pay off the rest of the tuition. Education is already high enough in this country. If you really want to go to college, move to Germany and enroll in college where it is free.
I greatly enjoyed attending Liberty University and its seminary, which is now called a School of Divinity. I learned a lot, the teachers were honest and fair, the cost was reasonable, and the students were wonderful. My major complaint is that they did not take initiative to personally help me find a job. I had to fill out paperwork, go to career fairs, read through job listings, ad infinitum. Never, however, did they have someone look over my credentials, consider my career goals, and make the phone calls necessary to get me a job. After I paid thousands and thousands of dollars and earned a 3.98 GPA over 2 degrees and 7 years, they never recommended me to a single job in the field I was studying. Personally, I believe that when a student aces out a program, the school should have taught you everything you need to walk into a job.
If you are looking for a degree that is going to help you learn accounting skills, this is not it. I graduated from this institution with a masters degree in 2016 and couldn't be more dissatisfied with the level of education I received. My GPA was 4.0 and I took nothing away from Liberty University other than borderline carpal tunnel from writing so many ridiculous papers and forum posts on the subject of ACCOUNTING. -There is virtually no interaction with instructors -Practically 0 content is provided by liberty university. Do not expect any lectures to supplement the text material -Your assignments for every class will always be a few forum posts a week in which you have to unnaturally cite only peer-reviewed papers in the very narrowly researched field of accounting (because it is not a science), and a 10-12 pg. paper with 10 peer-reviewed sources Yes, I do have a job in accounting, but I have learned far more from accounting websites than I took away from Liberty University. I don't even put this degree on my resume anymore. Other majors at Liberty may be different but my experience with accounting was that the program is devoid of value. It is very easy to get admitted and the tuition is affordable in relation to other schools but please don't take this bait. You will probably end up spending $25K or so on a master's that isn't worth $.25. Spend more and get your degree from a higher quality institution where you have a chance to learn some accounting. There are many online options out there in which the faculty has actually developed content and interacts with students.
I attended Liberty University online to pursue my Doctor of Education in Education Leadership. My program was mostly online, although I did attend four intensive classes on campus in Lynchburg. Prior to attending LU, I had already earned three degrees. I have 2 Masters degrees: Univ of Colorado-Colorado Springs (History) and East Carolina Univ (Education). I have a BA from Shepherd Univ (Education). I have also taken classes at WVU and CSU-Long Beach. All that said, LU is one of the best schools I have attended in terms of academic rigor and quality of the education I received. The professors in the School of Education were fantastic. The student support is amazing as I always received an answer to any question within 24 hours. Now it does have a focus on Christianity, and some of my classes required some assignments to incorporate Judeo-Christian ideals, especially in leadership and ethics classes. As I moved into quantitative statistics and research for my dissertation, there were no such requirements. Many students I encountered throughout my program had varying political and religious beliefs and that was never a problem in any of the classes I attended on campus or online. I really can not say enough good things about Liberty University. It was simply a great experience.