Liberty University Reviews

  • 328 Reviews
  • Lynchburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
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

MariaM
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"After significant long research and comparison, I decided to go to Liberty to do my master's degree in teaching. LU was great until I did a few classes and was close to my student teaching. They started to ask for lots of different tests that my state doesn’t require and additional courses that nobody mentioned before. Their requirements are more challenging and complicated. Also, they have various gates that are hard to understand, and nobody available to explain them to you since you can only contact them through email. After paying thousands of dollars I had to drop and go to a different college. If you want to go with liberty you should do lots and lots of researches. Also, you need to have your depression medication with you in case you need it. To be fair, their classes were easy, and the teachers were great."
DCR
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Supportive and helpful faculty and staff, challenging curriculum, and Christ- centered school. Thank you LU! It was such a good ride, I got my degree on time without flaw. They will guide you from start to end. I am very happy I chose liberty for my DNP."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"No. Don’t. Garbage excuse of an education. I was homeless looking for jobs 1.5 years post grad. Don’t waste your time and money. Also, I’m all for involving God in education but you will literally be forced to force Christianity into EVERY subject in ways that diminish your education. Instead of learning about math it will be “find God in this math problem.” Just don’t."
RichardF
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Reading some of the reviews, I can't believe the audacity of some people. The new generations simply do not know how to read the black and white they sign. Part of the admissions process, you are required to sign that you understand this is a Christian College and that is is integrated into the assignments and classes. If you did not understand this going in, then you probably shouldn't be going to college. I loved my time with this school. I took my classes online, as I have been in the Navy for the past 9 years and Liberty has been a part of my journey for the past 5 years. Yes, I think they institute God, the Bible a little too much, but it is a Chrisitan school and that should be expected. Only thing I did not like was the amount of classes outside your degree are required for the degree completion that are purely religious courses. I did grow up in a Christian home, and thought those were too much and steal from the focus of one's degree. Just my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed the experience here, and the professor, most of them, were very understanding and looked to help as best as they could especially with the military lifestyle I've had."
S. A.
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"Unless you are a bible thumper do NOT go to this school. I knew it was a Christian school going into it (honestly, it was the only school I could find with a Criminal Justice Bachelors degree with a focus on Crime Scene Investigation) but I had NO idea everything would be taught through a Christian perspective. I don't want religion forced down my throat and feel as though I wasted a HUGE amount of time and now I am on financial aid suspension and have to file a appeal before I can attend another school. Just be warned."
DebraL
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Only for the pastoral. Liberty was great at first blush. Cannot beat the affordability-VA benefits completely covered tuition and expenses and their admissions staff is very patient and helpful. I changed majors several times and tried several directions without any problems. Super easy registration and financial platform. Their online learning materials are good and their libraries are easy to use and more inclusive than expected. The reason I am not going to stay there is simple-choking dogma. I got that Liberty is a Christian-faith based school-lots of private schools are-what I didn't expect was the required dogma HAS to be included----- in everything you write, every assignment, every posting--- by the student in the midst of doing research that is not pastoral or religious HAS to be included/inserted/espoused and is in each and every subject, each and every assignment and is included in the rubrics and if not done to a verbose degree your grades are dinged!!! And not a little-alot!! My GPA suffered greatly because there was no fit for scripture and Bible with case reviews or subject matter or for the research path I was looking to be a part of. Again, I am not nor ever was a pastoral student. Not one class I took was explicitly pastoral. Until I paid and was committed did I realize to the extent you must preach and you must prophesize-turns out EVERY class is pastoral. And you better preach or your grades will reflect it. I wasted 2 semesters. I cannot get that time or money back. Something I was excited to do and thought was truly doable truly is not. I am sad but I have a value system and ethics."
Grad Student
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2020
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"So, I am not sure why everyone is complaining so much. Did they not realize this school is a Christian school? Honestly, I chose them for the price discount they offer military students in the online Grad programs. Every other school was twice as expensive. I checked their syllabi of multiple schools and they are very similar in their offerings. I have taken two classes here and so far I like it. Mind you I am atheist and decided to attend a Christian school because they genuinely care about the students. Which I was right about that. My first professor was ok, he did the work but, gave little feedback. But, I didn't mind that because we are adult learners and most of it is teaching ourselves. The professor in my second class was awesome. He always responded to my emails quickly and game in depth feedback on assignments. Therefore, I was able to score a higher grade in the class. When I want to give up because of all the COVID stress he pushed me to do my best. In all reality the reviews that are negative are based on your perception of the school. I would highly recommend Liberty. They may not be your Christian cup of tea for all the secular folks but, if you can overlook that like I did then you will be picking an awesome school. And yes, they will incorporate the Bible into every assignment. I come from a history background so, I look at it like I am studying a primary source."
Maddie
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Please do not come here. It is a waste of your money to attend a school that is neither respected or even good.. Jerry Falwell runs the place like a megalomanic ding bat and insists on nothing but praise for his school and for himself. If anyone questions his authority, they are ‘removed.’ This school is run like a dictatorship with little room for actual debate or discussion regarding the actual direction or leadership of the school. There is a board of directors for the show of it but their hands are tied and are faced with almost certain reprisal if they question Jerry’s decisions. Not only so, this school is highly political and Jerry will find any excuse to make something political. Our campus community is literally all politics and political figure and not an ounce about Christ or our service to him. Davis Nasser, the campus pastor, is even worse. He’s a 50 year old man prancing around in skinny jeans and $500 shoes shouting at us that we are ‘strippers in Gods strip club and that God is throwing money at us (yes, I did in fact hear this with my own ears) and then had the audacity to lecture us about not judging him for ‘wearing expensive clothes’ because he likes to wear expensive clothes. Last but not least, Jerry loves to spin everything as liberal conspiracies. Look at how’s he handled COVID-19. Insisting that it is the product of some liberal conspiracy to down trump and that it’s just the swine flu And flippantly downplayed the whole thing and insisted that classes would go on as usual. He then proceeded to call concerned parents ‘dummy’s’ and continued to harp on the liberal intent to take trump down. He only moveD things online After the governor banned gatherings of 10 people. Now, he’s opened the campus- misleading key health officials and the mayor of Lynchburg and allowing 1900+ students back on campus with poor enforcement of distancing or hygiene measures. Don’t even get me started on the problems with the nursing school. So yes, if you love idiots spinning right wing conspiracy theories and a campus pastor preaching about dancing in a strip club Then totally come here. But otherwise.. STAY AWAY.. the only thing you will regret is coming here"
Digi doc
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2020
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"The admission process is great. The academic advisers are helpful in assisting for registration. The biggest problem is feed back and organization of works by some professors. I was accepted to this school for a PhD degree. My experience in the foundation class with the first professor was not good. The courses were not well organized by the professor. The adjunct professor in charge of the class appears not interested in the success of the student. There is a great disconnect. I will recommend Liberty University should hire seasoned professors who are builders and who will welcome ideas across cultures and races. After my experience with this professor, I had to withdraw from the entire program because I fear this pattern might continue. With my experience, it is hard for me to recommend this school for another person"
Tony
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2020
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"It was a good experience, overall. The advisors give you calls every so often. If you have a call you can simply give them a call. Most of the teachers are very friendly and helpful. I get a couple teachers who did not accept late work, they should understand life happens sometimes and you just sometimes don’t have time or the resources to complete assignments because you’re in the military. I would honestly complete another program if i can. The work is sometimes rigorous and you may have to take one course at a time. Most teachers there pray for you constantly and care for you overall."