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
Tracy - 2/23/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"Absolutely the worst experience. They only want your money and don't care about you at all. I read these "reviews" of 5 stars and absolutely know they are fake. It is a shame you can't come to get an authentic review. This school hounded me for weeks, calling constantly. Their program seemed like one I would like, so after more research, I signed up. (Apparently I did not do enough research). I def was not prepared for the workload. There is no consolidation of work- you do entire 20 chapters of text in 8 weeks- be ready for that. Professor went from polite and responsive in week 1 to outright rude in week 2. Don't sign into the class even once or you are charged full amount. There is no withdraw period. The stress this place has caused me is unforgivable."
5.0 out of 5 stars
History_Student - 2/13/2020
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am currently a junior at Liberty University and I love this school! The classes are challenging and the instructors are wonderful. I do not understand why everyone is complaining about Liberty being a Christian university. Do you people not research a school before enrolling? You cannot blame that on anyone else bedsides yourself. Of course the material will integrate Christianity... Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the nation! I am proud to attend this university, and I agree with everything the school stands for! The teachers and students are what make this school wonderful. 15 more credits to go!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stephanie Wells - 2/11/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is a joke. For the whole admission process, I swear I'm speaking to high school kids. No one can give me a straight answer, they just keep repeating the same information as if rehearsed. And omg, they call, text and email several times a day, EVERY DAY. It's free to apply, but then when accepted they hit you with an application fee?!?! Tuition rate are not accurate. When you register for classes, they hit you again with a bunch of fees. I don't think the Lord would be happy with what they're doing."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Grapes Johnson - 2/4/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"BEWARE of the "positive" reviews.... there are thousands of negative reviews that will never make it to these sites based on students simply wanting their experiences at Liberty to just be over and done with. Online doctoral program is a joke. No one cares to help. You are a number to them with a dollar sign over your head, that is all. No one, administration or instructors, are held accountable for the way the treat students so horribly. You can beg for help and they will tell you that they will pray for you. Please, stay away from this school. You will only regret it."
2.2 out of 5 stars
Rebecca - 2/4/2020
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2024
"Liberty University is a good school up untill fraud prevention flagged my account. I have turned in everything they asked for been almost three weeks. Oh wait it gets better, emailed them and was told that my stuff was still in progessive and they do not have a date in which it will be done. Mind you all my stuff that transfered were legal documents that there admission office for from my old college's and GED is from the state of texas. I also turned in two forms of ID so there was no reason for this do not waste your time."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Yolanda spence - 2/2/2020
Degree: IT Training
Graduation Year: 2021
"Worst school ever you have to literally incorporate Christianity In everything you do. There was no help at all and financial aid was a joke they took my financial aid when I was 3 weeks into class and made me jump through hoops to get it back now I attended Perdue University and I am so glad I made the switch."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Clifton Barnes - 12/28/2019
Degree: Christian Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015
"The courses at Liberty a very informative and relevant to the degree programs however, the real benefit lays with the instructors who are excellent and are usually experts in their fields of instruction. The instructors are available even after the course work is completed. Liberty is one of the largest Christian focused colleges in the U.S. and is relatively veteran-friendly. The costs for veterans as an undergraduate are only $250 per credit hour and for Graduate and Doctoral only $275 per credit hour and the costs have remained constant for the past 4 years. Because of their costs for veterans, I have received seven degrees and am now starting my eight. My only complaints are that they code courses differently although the subject content and rationale are the same, which presents difficulties in transferring credits in various programs and they differentiate between their Ed.D. and the Ph.D. program without merit and charge a higher rate for the Ph.D. The only Identifiable difference is that to complete the Ed.D program the candidate has to complete capstone courses and write a dissertation for the Ph.D. The Ph.D., however, costs nearly twice as much per credit hour. I have many relatives that are alumni of Liberty University and I would highly recommend them for consideration during your academic journey. If you are seeking a school with a Christian world view from its instructors, Liberty just might be the one for you. However, it is also important to ensure that the degree you are seeking is relevant to the field that you are hoping to be employed in. This should always be a consideration regardless of where you attend."
1.4 out of 5 stars
LawSchoolLew - 12/22/2019
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2023
"I moved all the way to Lynchburg from Ca to attend Liberty, turning down several good schools because I thought I was getting an amazing Christian experience. Let me tell you, it was like being on a season of celebrity apprentice. Kids back stabbing each other and making up stories about each other to get ahead. The financial aid department is completely incompetent, and that is probably a compliment. They fouled up an outside scholarship, from CA, that they had promised to take when I accepted the school's offer to attend. The agency even offered to give Liberty a cashiers check - they refused to take the check FROM A GOVERNMENT AGENCY!!!!! The agency never heard of such a thing and neither have I, especially since Liberty has taken their money in the past without issue. They tried for 3 months and complained that Liberty was not returning calls or emails. Liberty tried to push me into taking federal and direct loans. I withdrew & am now stranded in Lynchburg reapplying to law schools all over again. Thank God I have a good enough LSAT score to do that. Many of the kids at Liberty Law went to low end schools and got 145 or so on their LSAT so I understand that they have little choice. Here's the skinny. Liberty convinces kids with higher scores to ditch the better schools because they are Christian, and that's how they are able to keep their in-coming LSAT averages up. Then, they fill the rest of the seats with flunkies that they do not intend to graduate but they feed them the old "God loves you," "we're helping you," so that when they fail out of classes they will keep coming back until their wallet is empty retaking classes or they give up. However, these kids claw and scratch to beat the bell curve and will make up stories and lie about the people with higher scores in order to get them kicked out or to gain favor with professors and deans. Christian or not, it is a despicable system. I was accused of staring and having an inappropriate conversation with a girl I had never even talked to. She even got two other girls to corroborate her story!!! Others had similar stories after only 3 weeks of class. The reality is that everyone knows that in these bottom feeder law schools the bell curve is meant to weed out 20% of the 1L students, however it's a business so they lie and tell you that the program is meant to help everyone make it. The numbers consistently tell a different story. Every year 90 1L's come in, every year about 40-45 graduate. 50% are going to get the axe. My advice is tell your kids to study hard for the LSAT and go to a ranked school where the system has become progressive and they strive to retain their students who are working hard and whose parents are paying an incredible amount of money. Passing the bar is great, but even if you don't pass, you should have a JD degree to show for your hard work and money. This program is garbage. Last thing....the Foundations class was the most embarrassing college class I have ever attended. Even city college would never have a class this bad, and to think it was in graduate school made me shutter. A biblical perspective that included anti gay rhetoric, justification of slavery, diminishing women's roles, archaic explanations and over extending boundaries of corporal punishment (saying it's ok to use excessive punishment for menial crimes/ even moral issues that are not criminal according to actual federal/ state laws - like homosexual behavior and men looking at women on a beach for example!!!!) The insistence that we bring back Blackstone into modern courts and insist that God's law be argued in the courts was odd and incompatible with the lawyering world in a place we like to call REALITY! For the most part, the professors/staff are very nice & the lectures are very good. Many of the students are nice, but I would not recommend this school unless your LSAT is low, you are local and went to Liberty for undergrad or you personally know professors or staff. It's very expensive. For half the money you can get twice the school elsewhere."
1.0 out of 5 stars
They are liars - 12/18/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"The online services are horrible. They tell you different stuff all the time. No one is ever on the same page with your progress. Don't waste your time coming or transferring to this school. I was warned about this school and didn't listen. Warning always come before destruction! They have to keep lieing to cover the lies they tell you. They are very unprofessional when it comes to handling business! I'm very disappointed with my choice to attend there. It was a complete waste of my time."
1.0 out of 5 stars
jarrod - 12/15/2019
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2020
"Be warned. This school is horrible beyond the scope of horrible. I just finished 2 classes and will NOT enroll in any more. DO not spend your money here. I will provide 100% accurate reasons. 1. Teachers provide no feedback. 2. They do not realize that working adults are taking these classes. 3. All coursework must integrate with the bible. 4. See #4 - hypocritical."