Liberty University Reviews

  • 339 Reviews
  • Lynchburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
66% of 339 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 339 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Daniel Donatelli
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Singed up for online program. Very disappointed. I received very little help from online instructors. I found myself to be on my own with response from instructors slow and ineffective. I withdrew and got stuck for the tuition. Prior to enrolling I was being contacted by sales people from the school all the time. Once I signed up I couldn't get a response from anyone. You read the material, take a quiz, write a paper and have students comment on your work. wow."
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Most recently, I graduated with an Ed.S. from Liberty after being enrolled for three years in the Ed.S. program. Previously, I had enrolled in the master's program as a young teacher. I failed a few courses and eventually dropped out. When I returned to LU online (7 years later), I was placed on academic warning. The SOE at Liberty gave me a second chance. I am so glad that they did. I realized that the best things in life are earned. Yes, the program is rigorous and time consuming. Yes, you are required to read, write, and discuss weekly. There are lengthy papers to write and then some courses, there are intense projects to complete. If you are dedicated and diligent you can do it. Nobody can do it for you, and you definitely should not rely on your professors. Online professors are moderators not teachers. They are there to guide your thought process and develop your critical thinking skills. Also, they will require you to follow APA requirements exactly. In conclusion, I received a great education from Liberty, and I am thankful for their graciousness in allowing me a second chance on my Ed.S. Eventually, I was able to earn a 3.8 GPA and my academic warning was dismissed. During my last class, the professor gave me an extension after my wife had a miscarriage. LU online is rigorous and rewarding, and the faculty is considerate and compassionate. Please consider the source as you read these reviews. Your life will greatly benefit in so many ways from your Liberty education."
Heather Elliott
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"At Liberty University Online, I was able to pursue my degree while being at home and taking care of my wounded veteran husband and our son. I felt that I was supported by the faculty and staff. Liberty also helps military families reach their academic goals by offering tuition discounts."
Couldn't Be Happier
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Just about there and I couldn't be happier. As a late bloomer, engaging in Graduate studies started out as a real challenge. In the 20+ years since graduating with my Bachelor's Degree (in Civil Engineering) so much has changed. Liberty's academic advisers, and professors alike, have been incredibly helpful over the past year. Liberty's library is second to none. Although I've only used the library online for academic research, if there is a needed resource not available through Liberty the staff will help you quickly locate and secure the same. I have to again mention my academic advisers. They call on a regular basis, at least monthly, and I usually have some off the wall question or we just chat about my academic progress. Very encouraging bunch. The advisers are so patient and so helpful. I should mention the the curriculum which is spot on.Everything I've studied has direct relevancy to my upcoming twilight career as a Hospital/Hospice Chaplain."
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Liberty University is in all tense and purposes a good school for undergraduates. However, for Graduate programs I should have gone to the local school that I graduated from. Liberty is no help for finding a facility that will take you in for your Practicum or Internship since the majority of the online students are out of State from Virginia. Furthermore the legal department has to approve any contracts between a cite that you might find that will take you for the Practicum or Internship and then the Liberty Legal department can change the contract requirements at any given point even if you only have one week till the practicum/internship application deadline. Oh yes you have to apply for those two courses, it's an application process within the degree program and it is a major head ache. If your looking at this school for any grad program that requires a practicum or field work, look closer to home and avoid this school at all costs!!"
Selina Martinez
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Christian Studies
"This college is by far the best I have encountered upon. Staff is very helpful even with taking online college courses. I am currently a freshman. I look forward to achieving my bachelors with them as they make me feel like family. If you have any questions they answer you immediately."
Angela M
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I completed the first two years of my degree at a public University (UWF) but had to transfer to the online format when we moved to another state. The classes were challenging and I did feel adequately prepared to transition into a different professional field. Initially I was skeptical about the need for an internship, but once completed I was better able to see its value. I am not a fan of discussion boards. Discussion boards expose one of the areas where I feel Liberty is most vulnerable to legitimate criticism. Many of the students simply cannot write well. I don't think this issue is confined to LUO as the same could be said about other colleges I've attended. Still, I believe that the standards should be higher with regards to written assignments. If you cannot write a cohesive sentence, you should not be admitted to college. It is that simple. I am also not a fan of the new trend that integrates "E Books" within the course. Students should have the choice, and should not be forced to purchase an electronic version if that is not compatible with their learning style. I've grown in my faith and my love for God since attending LUO, and just started classes at the Graduate level. I highly recommend LUO."
Dan Brown
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"There are many different programs of studies for residents or online. It was really easy to apply for grad school. After receiving your Bachelor degree. It has a really user friendly online courses. It is military friendly. If you are using TA, it qualifies"
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am currently in the last semester of my bachelor degree in business. I couldn't be happier with Liberty University. I have juggled working, my family and their inline program for the last three years. It has been an amazing yet challenging experience. Anytime that I need anything, someone is always there to help me. My instructors respond to my emails within 24 hours. To me, that is understandable."
almost done
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"Look no further! I am very satisfied with my degree journey with Liberty University. They are a personable online school with real professors who want to teach. The school is religion based and some of my courses where heavy with faith and spirituality, nonetheless I still learned practical and applicable knowledge to be practiced anywhere. If you run into any issues or have any questions it's easy to get in contact with someone and everyone I have encountered were pleasant. Great school, I am glad I choose them."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Liberty University Online has been a wonderful experience for me. I recently graduated with my undergraduate degree and am beginning gradate classes this semester. The academic excellence, flexible scheduling, comparatively low tuition, and support all were exactly what I needed to be able to continue my life and gain practical work experience while earning my fully regionally accredited degree. I love that I am not tied down to specific class times, and also, because liberty allows for CLEP credit transfers, I am not tied down to large student debts like some of my friends who attend state universities! Liberty is a great school and I am extremely happy to be an alumni and continuing student!"
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2017
  • Degree: Military Science
"I have been attending Liberty University Online since the fall 2015 semester, and have had an absolutely positive experience. I will graduate with an AA this spring. I have had such a great experience, I have decided to continue on to obtain a BS in Public Administration. The admissions process is simple and thorough, and Liberty offers significant discounts to both veterans and first responders. My academic advisors have remained in contact, and have been very accessible to me each and every time I have contacted them by phone or email. They have always had the answer to my questions or connected me with the person who did. The classes are nicely structured, and it is easy to track all pending assignments as well as graded assignments on Blackboard. The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields, are eager to assist you, and respond to your questions and concerns within the required time. The instructors also offer encouraging Christian testimonials, prayer, and encouragement to their students, and each course incorporates the right amount of a Christian worldview into the curriculum. This being said, the student does have obligations as well. Assignments must be submitted on time to receive the best scores (professors are receptive to requests for extensions given enough advance notification and an acceptable reason). Nearly all writing assignments are checked for plagiarism, therefore the student must submit his or her own work. Regular attendance and participation is required in classes and is determined by your assignment submissions. Being inactive for too long will earn you an email encouraging you to become more engaged. Everything expected of the student in regards to assignments and behavior is thoroughly explained in each course. Adherence to these guidelines and your best effort will ensure a successful outcome. I have not read each comment posted on this site, but suspect that most of the negative comments are from those who have not applied themselves or exhibited the proper amount of dedication and determination that should be expected with college level studies. As a Christian adult, who is a veteran, first responder, and employed full-time, I highly recommend Liberty University online to everyone."
James Adeyelu
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2017
  • Degree: Health Education
"Liberty University is a very good school. The school guides you to achieve your academic pursuit in a Godly approach. The lecturers are excellent and are ready to provide assistance when you need help. I recommend Liberty University to this generation because many of them have gone astray."
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Unhappy MSN Student
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!!"
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Samantha Jones
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2016
  • Degree: Paralegal
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!!"
Recent Grad!
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."