Liberty University

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#141 Overall Score: 53 Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Liberty University is a nonprofit Christian institution where students are encouraged to grow spirituality and intellectually. Professors at Liberty incorporate biblical principles into instruction and no more than 25 students are enrolled in each class. All faculty have either have a master's or doctorate degree. Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

About 50 online bachelor's degree programs are offered at Liberty, including psychology, business administration, early childhood education, political science and information technology. For students interested in a faith-based degree, the school offers bachelor's programs in biblical and educational studies, Christian leadership and management, and religion. Most bachelor's degrees can be earned entirely online; however, a few programs may require participation in short-term intensives at the school's residential campus in Lynchburg, Va. Some students may be able to earn credit through prior learning and experience.

Classes are recorded and archived for students to view at their own convenience. Academic advising, career services and live tutoring are available. Additionally, students can receive assistance and feedback on written work through the school's Online Writing Center. The school also provides online communities where students can chat with fellow students and watch live streams of weekly convocation services.

When applying for the online programs at Liberty University, it's important to note that the deadline is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2002-2003
Total enrollment 39,319
2013-2014 Tuition $340 per credit
Application deadline Rolling
Admissions URL N/A
Admissions e-mail

U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 129
Student Engagement score 51
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 179
Faculty Credentials and Training score 24
Student Services and Technology rank 145
Student Services and Technology score 44
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6


Application deadline (U.S. residents) Rolling
Application deadline (international students) Rolling
Priority application deadline N/A
Admissions website N/A
Director of admissions Jay Bridge
Admissions phone (800) 424-9595
Admissions email
Denies admittance to qualified applicants Yes

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Maximum class size 25
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Average online teaching experience N/A
Five most popular majors
Psychology, General 22%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General 20%
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 18%
Education, General 8%
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S. Yes
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Student Body

Total enrollment 39,319
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New entrants who are first-time freshmen N/A
Average student age 32

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Technology & Support

Required Internet speed 56k
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $340
Tuition for international students (per credit) N/A
Financial aid available Both institutional and federal aid are available

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