Liberty University Reviews

3.16 out of 5 stars
(328 Reviews)
65% of 328 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 328 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
SilC - 11/4/2017
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am an adult who wanted to continue my education. Online education sounded best for me and Liberty University seemed like a good option. Even though they are a Christian school they said that anyone could attend and that one's personal beliefs would not effect their grades. They lied. I have had several classes that expected students to have a very strong understanding of the Bible and familiarity enough with the Bible to find specific subjects with no guidance from the instructors. Their registration department will do and say anything to get people to register! I was told that I wouldn't need books for certain classes because they're available online through LUO and a week before that class is due to start I receive an email from the professor telling us that we need to make sure we have such and such books. My registration experience was horrible and I should have gone elsewhere then and there but I was so far into the process that I was scared that if I didn't continue I would miss the opportunity and delay it even further. The lady was so rude with me about my financial situation. It's already an emotional process and I was frustrated and brought to tears and she was mocking me for being upset as she was trying to tell me that I basically could not go to school because I didn't get enough in loans to cover it. She was uneducated on the entire subject and gave me wrong information anyways so the experience was for nothing. I have had one amazing instructor but the rest have been awful. Their instructions are extremely poor. They give writing assignments that are more personal BUT then expect you to somehow site your own opinions. It doesn't work that way. If you want a scholarly paper you need a scholarly subject. Their instructions contradict themselves. You are graded on your rough drafts. I was suppose to write an outline, which everything that I already knew and everything taught to me in that class stated that an outline was just that, an outline, but the instructor wanted an essay written in outline for BUT the instructions said not to write more than one or two sentences. The entire assignment was one giant contradiction. I was also suppose to grade it myself and being the honest person that I am, I left the issues and graded it based on the rubric. I could've changed it and just gave myself 100% but, to me, the point of the assignment was to show growth over time. I also had to turn in other rough drafts to be graded. How the heck does one think grading one's rough drafts is pertinent to one's education? The final outcome is what matters and what should be graded. Their online system is horrible. It appears they make their students work on it for free in exchange for a degree because it most certainly wasn't created by a professional and is not maintained by professionals. It's constantly having issues. I was told that I needed to download Firefox because it was found to work the best with their site but then another class told me I had to have Google Chrome to do the assignments for that class. How can you not create a site that works entirely with at least one browser? Highly unprofessional. Their bookstore, MBS Direct, LLC is a scam. They know that the students have no other choice but to purchase most of their books and e-books through them because LUO has made it that way by combining certain classes into e-book format so that no one else can see it. I was charged $12.40 for them to ship me a piece of paper with a code on it for an e-book that was $70 and I only have access to it for a 12 months. I am not kidding. This is a monopoly and disgusting behavior to do for students who are likely living well below the poverty level already. LUO knows what they're doing and does not care. I do not recommend this school to anyone. If you're wanting to go there just because it's a Christian school, think again. Their behaviors are not Christlike whatsoever. You can say you're a God fearing person until you're blue in the face but that doesn't make it true. You're actions are what make it true and their actions have not even been close to those of a true God fearing establishment. This is what happens when greedy people take over their parent's endeavors after they pass."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jay - 10/28/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Liberty University is an excellent school. The staff is amazing, very knowledgeable and are actively involved with the students. The school is also very generous with needs of active duty personnel and do their best to accommodate. The book stipend is a great help, which most schools do not offer."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Vanessa - 9/15/2017
Degree: Marketing - Digital Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018
"No school is perfect but it all depends on your outlook and how you cope with stress. My experience at Liberty University Online has been excellent. Yes, it almost seems like you have to teach yourself half of the time but that is how graduate school normally is. I attended another brick-and-mortar university in Florida before for graduate school and the Blackboard structure was the same as Liberty's. Financial Aid has also been very efficient and helpful during this entire process. Whenever I has questions or concerns they were able to help me within two days or so. Honestly, it is quite exhausting to work and attend graduate school online because there are a lot of assignments and discussion posts that require replies to other students' posts but that interaction enriches your learning experience. I have also worked in groups in a couple of classes and it wasn't that difficult to come together (using text message, email, WhatsApp, and Blackboard) and organize our work even though we all live in different cities and states. You will not succeed in graduate school or in an undergraduate degree in an online setting if you do not put in the time and effort. I am doing the best I have ever done academically and I thank all the faculty and other employees who have facilitated my experience at this awesome university. I live in south Florida and my professors this term have been very understanding after Hurricane Irma affected our state and we lost power and Internet service (this is LUO and I need Internet to do my homework!). I am very satisfied with my choice to attend LUO. I started my program in January 2017 and I will finishing my masters in marketing in March 2018. I managed to adjust my schedule to take the 12 required classes in 14 months. Anyone can do it; you just need to motivate yourself and enjoy the journey."
5.0 out of 5 stars
M.Trickey - 9/14/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I finished my bachelors degree in psychology/Christian counseling in August 2017. I completed all of my schooling online and honestly, overall everything went well. All of the online professors (except for maybe 1 or 2) were fabulous and understanding. If you want help or have questions, you yourself have to be proactive in getting your questions answered. Yes it is online, so you have to be willing to put in the time to read, study and do your work without anyone prodding your or holding your hand to get it done. All of the course requirements are available before you sign up to take the class, IF YOU READ THE SYLLABUS. I have had no problems with financial aid at all. The student academic advising for the undergrad department has always been very helpful in answering my questions and concerns. Overall, I would recommend this online university and education program to anyone. The best part for me was that the classes also incorporated my faith into my education. My relationship with Christ has continued to grow as well as my learning. I am continuing my education with LUO for a masters degree in counseling."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Teaching Youself - 8/19/2017
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"Not structured. No flexibility when it comes to due dates so almost like not even going to school online as far as flexibility. Teachers are not always helpful. Things are not clearly explained prior to starting. Communication is so broken and when your at a loss sometimes you by a brick wall because no one seems to know anything."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Southern Gentleman - 8/17/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1987
"The environment at Liberty University is exceptionally positive and provided me with the skills and background to succeed in life and with my career. The academics are rigorous and practical and taught by professors who genuinely care about their students. The campus is gorgeous with great activities and clubs, together with offering a full range of Division 1 sports. I have great memories from my time at Liberty, and made life long friends from across the country during my time there. At Liberty, they care about developing you as a person with character and integrity as well as academically. I highly recommend Liberty University to anyone looking for an outstanding education and college experience."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Tiara Lewis - 7/24/2017
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"PLEASE DISREGARD GRADUATION YEAR! UN-ENROLLED FROM PROGRAM. I previously wrote a review on Liberty University concerning the M.A. Human Services Counseling degree and gave the program/school a 5/5 stars for efficiency and financial help. However, post graduation I quickly realized that my degree would yield no salary increase and meant nothing to employers. This prompted me to re-enroll in the M.A. Professional Counseling program in the online format. I finished the Spring 2017 semester and completed the term with a passing GPA. My problem is the lack of ACCREDITATION and the run around I continue to receive when questioning the status of the online program. My overall goal is to work with state/federal governments, specifically the Military, as I am a Military spouse and therefore sensitive to the issues in military families. Liberty University is currently NOT CACREP ACCREDITED, although they are seeking accreditation. Persons without a degree from a CACREP accredited program ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE EMPLOYED IN MANY OF THE HIGHER PAYING SALARY AREAS ESPECIALLY WITH THE MILITARY. I was instructed (LIED TO) that they would receive this information in January 2017. They did not. Then as I continued to be a pest they said they would receive the CACREP decision in July 2017. When I requested the date of the July board meeting (as the decisions would be posted on the CACREP website 45 days after the meeting) so I would know whether or not they would receive accreditation prior to the deadline for dropping classes they would not give me this information. I was P*****. I decided that I would take that semester loss and move on to an already CACREP accredited university to pursue my degree. Too much hassle and too much inconsistency and lying when it comes to the info that is important to a person's life. My first degree is worthless, I did not want to waste time, energy and money on a second degree with them. The first time was a mistake, the second time I just would have been stupid! Do your research!"
2.6 out of 5 stars
Tiara Lewis - 7/24/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"I previously wrote a review for the M.A. Human Services Counseling: Addiction & Recovery online degree program and gave Liberty a 5/5 stars for their efficiency and financial help. Due to that experience and the help it provided me with concerning my academics I had initially been pleased with my experience. However, after graduating from Liberty University in 2016 I realized that my degree would yield no salary increase past that of a Bachelor's degree level. I make $31,000/year with this degree in my designated field which is significantly less than what I was making as a Bachelor's level caseworker in the social work field. This degree is not helpful and may not increase salary by even as much as $1. Please do your research! Money wasted that could have gone to another program."
1.0 out of 5 stars
H. Greene - 7/9/2017
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2012
"I am a military combat veteran, hold (among other degrees) a Masters in Clinical Medicine, and am a practicing ER Physician Assistant. I was initiating an MDiv (Masters of Divinity) degree, and was asked to submit a written statement as to my Christian calling. They then informed me that my beliefs were not Christian enough for LIberty University, and that I and that I would not be allowed to take any programs from them. If they are this descriminatory at the onset, I can only imagine what they do to people's grades and degrees. Please do not go here unless you are willing to bend your beliefs and ethics at their every whim."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sam Jam - 7/1/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."