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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.
I am almost finished with a Master's of Education degree in Elementary Education, and I could not be more pleased with Liberty University Online. My favorite aspect of Liberty is that it is truly Christ-centered - even in online courses! Each of my instructors has been caring, thoughtful, and resourceful. Assignments are rigorous yet manageable, and grading is equitable. The admissions process was not stressful, and I have had amazingly helpful staff with each contact I have made to the school. I could not recommend Liberty University more highly. It has been a blessing.
I at first thought Liberty University would be a great for me, with me being a full time single mom and full time preschool teacher. Boy was I wrong. I got accepted right away, but the Financial aid office kept sending me more and more documents that the needed, but not until the last minute. It seemed like every time I thought they had everything, nope they would need something else. I found another school with the same program, but not nearly as much trouble getting through just the financial aid process....
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.
I love Liberty University. They have the best customer service. I can't say one bad thing about LU out of 2.5 years, never had an issue with any of the staff or departments. Thank God for Liberty University. I graduated summer 2015 with my Masters in Public Health. It was not easy nor did I expect it to be. It challenged me and I learned a lot from the courses. I would recommend anyone interested in obtaining the MPH degree to look in to attending LUO. You will not be disappointed.
There is a lot to say about Liberty Online. It does seem more and more that they are trying to get people to enroll in large quantities in order to receive more money. I constantly get emails from my "academic advisor" (a 2015 undergraduate) encouraging me to enroll for more classes, instead of offering help and guidance with my degree. It is doubtful that someone 22 or so with only 4 years of college credit and limited work experience can really provide much help to someone working full time and pursuing an advanced degree. As far as the degree is concerned, I was constantly disappointed with the grading of the assignments. Reading many of my classmates posts to the assignments showed just how low of a standard Liberty professors hold their students. Oftentimes I would not complete assignments per the instructions, which resulted in a 100% grade. This proved, to me, that the professors were not truly involved in the classes they were leading and were interested in some aspects of grading assignments while ignoring gross negligence in grammar and APA standards. I have no idea if this "Master's" degree will help me in the long run, but I know I am already looking into better on campus and online options for another Master's degree from a more reputable source. Good luck to anyone that pursues it, but this is really my opinion of the place.
When I started Liberty Online I already had an Associates from a former college. I had six years active duty Navy before I attended any college. Liberty Online has been the best experience I have had with education. Liberty took my associates and Navy experience and used them toward college credit. I have finished my Bachelors and am now working on my Masters also at Liberty and all online. The environment is excellent and the support is great. I have never had a question or concern that was never answered or taken care of. I recommend Liberty to everyone.
I attended a 2 year college 2003-2005 and needed just 3 more classes to complete my AA degree. It took me another 7 years to go back and complete those classes but once I decided that I wanted to do it....Liberty University offered the best value for money and their support was incredible. A few key points for someone looking at completing their degree. 1. Time (you will need to dedicate hours each day to be truly successful). 2. Interest and stamina (it's a tough path). 3. Money (college will always cost you). Well I knew that I had the time, I definitely had the interest (motivated by ego and a sense of failure for never having completed my degree), but the money....always tough. I was eligible for a 25% First Responder discount as an EMT and that was an excellent incentive. Once enrolled at Liberty University I chose a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree. I worked hard because I thought it would help me get into a police department. I completed my 3 classes needed for the previous AA degree, submitted my transcripts and collected my AA Arts degree in May 2013. I was then hired by a large city police department and put my BSc degree on hold for the 6 months of Police Academy. Fulfilling my dream of becoming a police officer did not hinder my desire to complete that BSc degree. Liberty was fantastic and very understanding of my 6 month break and helped make sure I didn't have to start repaying my FAFSA loans during that time. 6 months later as a fully sworn police officer, I went back to completing the degree and on March 2015.....dream came true, hard work paid off and I was awarded my BSc degree. My experience was amazing at Liberty. Classes were very interesting, work was hard with a high standard but that made me proud to be a student and now alumni. It should not be easy! The school and my professors responded to emails within 24 hours. Classroom format was not unlike social media...smart, easy to use, and very user friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Liberty University to anyone looking to finish that degree. A nice little bonus came this month due to my BSc degree. I got a 7.5% pay increase because of my advanced education. If I was to put all of that extra money towards my education, my BSc degree will have paid for itself in 5 years and I will have another 20-25 years of benefiting from those 2 years of hard work. Total financial benefit throughout my career will be approximately $250,000. That's $250,000 for doing the same job but with a BSc Degree. Do yourself a favor and apply. You CAN do it and you WILL succeed and Liberty WILL help you succeed.
Great school built on excellent standards. I attended longer than I hoped because of starting a family and career but am so glad I went back and finished. I loved convocations while on campus. Professors are of high standards. Campus is truly amazing and we'll managed. Leadership is phenomenal.
To all veterans: Stay away from Liberty online. I attended two different online universities during my time toward my bachelors degree. As a former US Army solider and current veteran, I can honestly say that Liberty is basically a "for profit" university under the disguise of a Christian name. Liberty assignments are much too easy, professors are adjuncts (which means they are really not real professors and spend very little time interacting with students), and the school has a massive recruitment agenda to try to enroll as many students as possible (think University of Phoenix). (The admissions center itself is the size of a basketball arena on campus). Most, if not all of my graded assignments could be found online by simple "google searches." Also, I found real hardship using my degree after graduation, and finished with 20K of debt, and no real prospects of using the degree. After two years there, it basically feels like a waste of time and effort. Really, any growth on campus at Liberty has been financed by online learning. The only reason, I humbly believe, that Liberty has grown is because Christian students are looking for an alternative to other secular universities, while studying online. The only difference between Liberty and Phoenix is that Liberty claims to be christian. You would be better served going to an online university someplace else, where the accreditation is stronger with a better image globally.