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Some professors are really caring and kind hearted. However, the bad ones believe they are little gods and if you don't believe their dogma they will fail you. I have graduated with a masters and doctorate at other universities and this school really has to be the worst for support. Don't plan of being anything but a number. If you need help you will talk to a student advisor how is a student just like you who can't help you. If you file for a grade appeal you must wait until the instructor posts the final grade. Further, Liberty does this so that you will be halfway through your next set of classes and the money does not stop. If a problem occurs like errors in grading from the first assignment you are will suffer through the entire course with nobody to help you. Then plan on Liberty siding with the professor. As a Seminary student I could not believe some of the most Christian things I have seen. I would rather go to a school that does not believe or preach about God then go to Liberty and be treated like crap! Further, plan on getting a few professors that have no idea what they are doing. Liberty seems to recruit these people because they can pay them lower wages.
Liberty is a great school. Perfect, no but name a school that is perfect. Classes are hard but not impossible for the working adult. I have read probably 100 reviews on Liberty and almost all negative reviews are related to non-Christian students who are offended by the Biblical integration in most every class. Look, it's a Christian school so expect that and if you can't handle that go somewhere else. I personally think most of the negative comments referring to Liberty as conservative are just liberals trying to keep people from attending. If you are a Christian, serious, and honest you will enjoy your time at Liberty. There are lots of military personnel attending and are very professional. I have attended three on-line schools over the last 15 years and Liberty is by far the best. They are fully accredited and now have full business school accreditation. They also have a law school and a medical school. How many other universities can say claim those credentials?
Starting over with a new career and going back to school to advance in the career has been as wonderful as it has been daunting. The great thing about going to Liberty University and attending online is so I can weave my educational experience around my life. The second great experience is there are students from all ages and from all around the states (and even from other countries); they have much to contribute. The third great experience are the professors. They are all very interesting and also very helpful and interactive during the class session. The fourth great experience is the financial aid office. Every one of them is knowledgeable, helpful, and full of great suggestions when I have thrown a unique situation on them. Finally, although the work is hard, it is not unreasonably difficult and the workload is manageable. I also want to mention that Liberty University has a great program for military persons and they will work with you regarding you TA (tuition assistance) or the GI Bill; my daughter is now taking advantage of this. Interestingly, even though I am not resident student, I would say that my college experience this time around is much better and more memorable that the first time. I not only recommend studying online, I recommend attending Liberty University to achieve your academic goals. I'm glad I took advantage of my educational benefits and I'm especially glad I'm attending Liberty University.
As an agnostic at an evangelical Christian university, I initially thought I would never be able to complete my degree. That said, I am very upfront about my secular views, and have received nothing but support in response to my transparency. The professors are amazing!! I've completed 7 classes so far, and all of the professors have been very responsive, warm, supportive, helpful, and understanding, especially when I was struggling with work / school balance. I attended an on campus counseling intensive and met some amazing people, who were very welcoming and supportive. No proselytizing like I expected. What I learned about myself was that I was turned off by organized religion and the hypocrisy I've seen in the past. At Liberty, I witnessed believers who lived their lives as true Christians, not people who ran to religion to save themselves from hell. In the United States, a majority of the people I will be counseling do hold a Christian worldview, so it is helpful to know what that means. I can still be a secular counselor, but will have more tools to treat people holistically. I very highly recommend LU. It's been an amazing journey.
I chose to get my MBA through Liberty University and was very happy with my experience. The classes were fairly difficult and I was challenged by implementing a Christian view throughout each class. Honestly, I think that having a Christian perspective in business gives people greater morals and values when practicing business. Regardless of where you go to school, Christian or not, you will have lazy people, group projects with people you dislike and professors you do not like. There were a few classes that I struggled with some of these issues but ultimately enjoyed my experience getting my degree.
Liberty was a good school. I recently left because trying to incorporate the bible & Christianity was not easy for me. If you don't know the bible then this school is not for you. I was mislead about the Christian eduction I didn't realize I needed a bible along with my textbooks. One of my instructors didn't seem friendly on the phone but her emails were. I don't think the instructors are bad but that one just didn't seem interested to me. This school just didn't work for me....
Liberty University is the most amazing college anyone could go to. The instructors and staff are positive and supportive. The classes are inspiring and and full of important information
My main issue at this point with Liberty is not related to the financial aid department but the Disability office. I am blind and during the first two years of my education worked with a wonderful and helpful women that made my work at Liberty enjoyable. After she left the school her replacement remains terrible at her job. She is rude, dismissive, and down right lazy. I am in my last semester and a class I am taking ends in three days and I still have yet to get my books for the class because she was off for several weeks and they had no one to take up that responsibility. I purchased and submitted my books request 2 months before the semester started (which is part of their policy). Thankfully I have had an understanding professor that has let me do most of the assignments using outside materials but now I have 8 quizzes to make up with no book. When I email the department it takes weeks for them to reply or a generic email is sent stating that I will receive my books through fedex with no ETA. It is also almost impossible to speak with them by phone. They should remove the term Christian from their title because of how people with disabilities are treated.
The financial aid department at Liberty University is dragging down my view of the University. I enjoy the instruction. If you plan on attending this college than you should begin the financial aid process 6 months ahead of time. They have many hands your information goes through. Many steps of review before they simply give you your financial aid. Each time you ask about it, they will say they submitted your student number for review and it should take 1-3 days. It's more like a month. I worked on my financial aid with them starting in January. It will not be completed until June.
So far my experience at Liberty University has been positive, and with no issues. I've been attending the school for the last year and I have not experience any negativity as some people have stated. I served in the military and Liberty is good at taking care of Veterans and their unexpected circumstances. Liberty is a Christian school and theological blend will be mixed into teaching. My wife attends St. Peters University a reputable school in the northeast, I've compared some of the books and notes as she attends on campus, and it similar to that of Liberty's curriculum. College is what you make of it. Stay positive in your studies and you will succeed.