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There's a reason why LU online makes their admissions an easy process. They will tell you what you want to hear, then when it's time to deliver, you'll realize you've been scammed. I was told by LU recruitment that when it came time to complete my practicum courses, that they would arrangement placement. THAT was a BIG BIG LIE!! I was told I would be assigned a MSN academic advisor. NOPE!! You won't get that either. Here's my advice if you do decide to attend LUO. Write down EVERYTHING, date, time, etc. Record conversations if possible. Print off your grade after each assignment. After I filed my grade appeals, and provided evidence of discrimination, a few of my rubrics, and professors comments were changed. If you really think this is a Christian based university, and that your professors will be caring, understanding, compassionate, and/or enjoy teaching, THINK AGAIN!! President Jerry Farwell should investigate the unethical, unprofessional treatment of online students. Remember, online students have NO resources available for when you have problems. Right now, I can't get ANYONE to return my calls, or emails. I have so much money wasted in this horrible university. They know it's difficult for students to start over at another university. Online students have no rights, students are forced to retake courses. This means more money for the university, and higher student loan debts for the student. Stay far away from this university. My hope is that God punishes every single person involved in scamming online students, and uses God's name in to do it. SHAME SHAME SHAME!!! Don't let LUO make you a victim too.
Do NOT attend LU online program. The recruiters will tell you that they have practicum facilities, and MSN advisors available whenever you needed. IT'S ALL A LIE! I have thousands of dollars invested in this horrible school. When it came time for my practicum courses, no one would help. I can't get anyone to return my calls. I had a problem with a professor. To cover her tracks, she replaced the grading rubrics, and lied. You can't file an,appeal until the course is over. They make money off of making students repeat courses. The MSN academic advisor won't return calls. The student advocate office won't help. The Dean of Nursing rejected my appeal without looking at a the documents I submitted proving discrimination and bias professor. I pray that God punishes these people for lying and cheating people. They are misrepresenting the Christian Church! There are no resources for online students!! I had a professor ridicule and degrade me because I shared that my daughters learning disabilities inspired me to be a nurse educator. The professor also said my professional goals were ridiculous. Now I know why nurses today aren't taught compassion. STAY FAR AWAY FROM SATAN UNIVERSITY!!
I received an academic warning from the university. They are very strict on their Online Master Degree program because your GPA has to be 3.0 and up, below that then it's either that they will put you on Academic Warning, Suspension or Dismissal. They don't understand that most people that are taking the online courses are either working individuals and people that would want to make a difference in their lives. After having at least close to 65 thousand dollar loan, they will just dismiss you like no other. I observed that they are very lenient with military families because they get $$$ from their GI bill. I know this is a Christian school, but you also have to think of people that are taking this classes are people who want to make a difference in their lives to make themselves better. This is what God wants. I just wish that they will round of the GPA but they wont. I am so sorry for this school.
I started Liberty University because of the great military benefits because they surpass many other schools with the criteria I wanted which was non-profit and private. The biblical worldview and aspect is within each and every course you take, but when you sign up for a Christian University this should be expected. Individuals who complain about this wonderful education establishment did not fully research what they were about and founded from. This school integrated modern education with biblical integration and you receive more of an education having to challenge yourself to do work including both aspects of the requirements rather than just typical textbook research. I am very grateful I decided to pursue this place and more than grateful I was there at graduation and met other people as committed as I am to faith and education.
I decided Liberty University Online was the best option for me because it allows me to travel and still further my education. (I originally lived in Virginia, now I am in North Carolina) I will try to give the most unbiased view of the university that I can. For starters, I do not think Liberty university is the best school for everyone. I feel as if biblical principles are sometimes stretched far in order to meet the "Christian worldview" checklist they have for every class and their classes are disappointing to me. I feel that LU is a perfect fit for the working Christian full time worker, but not for myself. I am 19 years old, was in advanced courses all of my life, and even skipped a year of college because I started when I was 14 and completed the college classes in conjunction with my high school courses. To me, I wished LU was more challenging. I wished they offered honors programs. I wish they called for discussions that provoked more thought than they do. For the student who is average or who has a busy schedule, the assignments will give you all of the rigor you need. I do not work full time anymore, so I really wished my courses were more academically challenging. However, Liberty Online does offer annual, voluntary research seminars for both online and residential students. I am so happy they offer this as the contestants are invited to have their research findings published in their academic journal; which looks great on a resume. The admissions for Liberty is the BEST. There is not another school on the face of this Earth that has a better one. My professors do not answer my emails. Most ignore them all together. I do not know if that is my fault because I am sending them incorrectly however, so please keep that in mind. In the end, LU is not the greatest but it is far from being terrible.
Save your money! Their online program is a joke. They'll tell you what you want to hear, but won't deliver. Academic advisors don't return calls, or you get one that knows absolutely nothing about your degree program. If you're on an old completion degree program, they'll set you up to fail just so they can get rid of you. God would not approve of the way they treat people. Stay far away from this university. They only care about taking your money!!
I have attended two previous private Christian schools. Liberty is non-profit and has the best Christian worldview of any of the Christian colleges I attended. It added to my spiritual growth as well as my educational fulfillment. The instructors are uplifting and helpful but tough and make you do the work. Going to school online is challenging because you miss out on the classroom learning experience but Discussion Board Forum does help. I was assigned a student advisor that called me whether I needed him or not just to see if I had any questions for the semester or anything I needed assistance with.
First of all, this school isn't a scam. It is most definitely a real and honest school. It is a Christian school, and I knew that going into it, however I think religion is incorporated too much into the classes. I think professors are encouraged to incorporate, but some professors expect much more out of it. I can understand some, but it is far too much. I previously attended a Christian 4 year university, and there was never integration. We were expected to take a religion class and there were some Christian aspects incorporated into a couple other seminar classes we had to take, but that was it. You can definitely learn a lot in the classes, but I would say most of the students are below average compared to my previous 4 year university. It was pretty clear in grammar and other areas of writing. My biggest problem with the school, however, is how few transfer credits they were willing to accept. Now, I have already received a BS from a different Christian university. It was also a liberal arts school, so many other classes were expected. I believe there a benefits of a liberal arts education, but I have already seen those benefits, and I really don't need to be taking an extra year worth of classes that have nothing to do with my major. They refuse to understand this, so I am still stuck taking 2 English and writing classes, despite that fact that I took English classes at my previous school. I also have to take an intro to computer class, when I have absolutely no need for it. I have all the classes I need related to my major to graduate, but I still have 8 classes (and about $10,000 more) worth of classes that I really don't want to waste my time on, since they won't provide any benefit to me.
I had an excellent experience overall. With online education there will always be one or two courses that could have handled in a better way by the school, but Liberty tried exceptionally hard to avoid any pitfalls. I had many instructors I rated as excellent and only one not as well rated, so I can only give it an excellent based on excellent instructors, good customer service when calling the school for any reason and in their handling of my records. I believe I received an excellent education while at Liberty, rigorous coursework but excellent program.
I have read many negative reviews and I must say that I am convinced that if you are negative that is the only perception you can really see. I can not say more positive things about this school and I would like to address some of the negative comments left by others by saying...This school is not a cake walk and the degrees are definitely challenging, I have had not so friendly professors and super friendly ones, It has on average the same kind of tuition rate as any other online school, there have been multiple times that I have needed extensions and they were granted, and last but certainly not least this is a Christian College as it was started just as our country was on the foundations and principles of God, which is Jesus Christ and it seems to me as a Christian the first thing that anyone wants to throw at you or even a school when they are in any way displeased is the "THEY CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS". If anyone writing a review that wants to throw that out there, I would have a really hard time believing that they are a Christian themselves. Please note that being a Christian doesn't mean that your perfect. In fact, we know how flawed we are that we need a savior that let the world beat Him to death and that was still not good enough. Any institution that one might choose could have potential issues, but I must say that Liberty University has been nothing but a wonderful experience where I have grown in intellect and in my walk with my Father Jesus Christ. I am dual enrolled this semester transitioning into my masters in counseling and if I am more than pleased that I am at Liberty University.