Liberty University Reviews
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At first it was ok, but the closer I got to getting my degree, it went sour. I had to withdraw. I was going with federal student loans, so tell me how do they get to keep the student loan money that was granted to them and still send me a $5000 plus bill?
Overall, I really enjoy this school. I finished my undergrad with Liberty and continued with them for my Masters (working on now). Thinking about a PhD, but will probably switch schools. I do enjoy the courses, but feel its missing something. The PhD courses are slim to none.
I enrolled and began a course with Liberty. I feel completely tricked by the University. I logged onto Blackboard on my first day and found that the course was completely different than it was described. I realized in about 5 seconds that I did not want to take this course and called to drop it. Apparently you cannot drop a course once you have seen the content....for 5 seconds. So they made me withdraw and pay a large percentage for the class that I barely looked at and did not get anything out of. It looks great on paper, but is very different once you start classes. They definitely only have money in mind. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ENROLLING AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IN VA.
Liberty University is a Christian school on the surface, however the school is just a money machine like any other school. They are extremely difficult to deal with, they constantly lose papers, erase files, and fail to notify the student about important things. The academic advisors will put you in classes you don't need, and will end up having you mostly online, even though in my case I paid specifically for residential, because the classes were full, both years. The classes I did have, were very poor in student to teacher ratio, usually large auditoriums with hundreds of students, or 40-50 students a teacher in smaller rooms. Liberty University also adds random charges to my account for things I didn't do, like a parking pass I supposedly bought, even though I paid for that in cash. Thy also have hidden scams, like the book dollars, where they say they give you money for books, but actually they charge your account, and if you don't spend the money on books, they keep it. This all can be found in the fine print, however I did not read the contracts in full, and took they on their verbal word. Their food plan is also deceptive. I have been served cold, and under cooked food several times. The dishes are frequently dirty. They also leave the food out at room temperature for long periods of time at the sushi counter. The health service is also very deceptive, I was charged several times for the same visit, even though before entering they assured me multiple times it was "free" because they charge the student health fee in the tuition, however after I left, I received several bills claiming I owed them money. They even tried to say that it was form the radiology department off campus, but that was a lie, because I had a separate bill stamped and labeled from the radiology department directly. Their military friendly advertisements are also a deception. I was active duty, and am now in the reserve. Liberty was not helpful or even cooperative with any of the times I had to leave for Reserve training. This year as well many GI bill students did not receive their benefits on time, and liberty took longer than all of my friends at other schools, who received their benefits on time. even though this was an issue beyond the scope of the school, liberty still seemed to be behind compared to the other schools. Experience may vary, this is just my experience. I have friends here who don't have these issues, so take this with a grain of salt.
Overall Liberty is an excellent school and you will receive and excellent education. I received both my Bachelor's and Master's there but am not able to continue with my Doctorate with Liberty because they don't have a program available that I could go into without completely changing my career path and area of concentration. I started with Liberty when they were a little smaller and you felt as though you received more attention from your instructors. Now the school is so big and the professors are so overwhelmed (and many are not really that qualified) that you barely get any attention at all and you feel more like a number than a student being trained to be a champion for Christ. I graduated with a Master's in Human Services Counseling - Marriage and Family and have had ZERO assistance with career search. I am very honored to be a Liberty graduate but if you need attention and need to feel special, this is not the school for you.
I had a great experience with the educational aspect of this program. I worked part-time while doing the program and was able to balance work and classes. I also received affirmation from practicum and internship supervisors about how highly prepared I was coming from this program. The biggest challenge was finding a practicum site, which students are required to do on your own. The university will find you two internship placements. The M.Ed. School Counseling program is CACREP accredited (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), which is an asset in applying for jobs. I had four interviews and received two employment offers within six weeks of completing the program, with three other interview offers even after I accepted a job. My main reason for writing a review is to express deep concerns about the university president's outspoken political endorsements. As the highest-level representative for a school that advertises a Christ-centered education, his lack of discernment, humility, and wisdom in how he represents the university troubles me. His focus seems to be on promoting a political party regardless of the character of those in the party, and silencing those who speak out against his particular views. Overall, what I tend to tell people is that I had a great experience with the course material, professors, and preparation for the job market, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend this university due to the president's lack of distinction between a Christian university and a political party.
Liberty is one of the worst universities in the states with the worst student experience. The worst part of the University is its president he continues to prove his racist and ugly personality that represents the University's operating principles.
Liberty University was an excellent university that provided a Christ centered focus on everything taught. It strengthened my faith as well as provided the necessary education to meet program needs and prepare me for a graduate program. It is a large university that offers programs with multiple majors and in no less loses in creditability. The professors provide guidance and mentorship but challenge students in faith and academic growth. I recommend Liberty University for any student as it has a diverse student body which mirrors Christ's church which is made up of all people groups not only in in America but from peoples across the world.
I did not have a problem with the program of study I was in. I had an awful experience with Student Finance. I think that they are very deceptive. I was told one thing and led to believe something about a bill (for instance fees for walking at graduation) and then charged anyway. My parents were on the phone constantly with them and were given the "run around". There are 1,000 staff that can wear you down and just tell you something and then they do what they want to do. I believe this Christian university is deceptive in their tactics and are cold hearted.
I attended Liberty University online from 2015 to 2017. The flexibility the program provided me was invaluable as I worked throughout my studies and moved several times with the military. I can confidently say without the flexibility, I would not have been able to graduate in a standard amount of time. With that said, anyone considering the program should know that there is a very strong Biblical element to all of the classes, as one would expect from a Christian University. Additionally, my guidance counselors called me more often than I appreciated. While this may be helpful to some, it was not to me. I dont have any complaints regarding the professors. They did not stand out as good or bad to me. I was always satisfied with the speed at which they put grades in and their willingness to explain why I received the marks I did and/or correct grades if necessary. Overall, it was a great school for my undergraduate work.