Liberty University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Liberty University Stadium
Liberty University Stadium. Zachary Welch / Flickr

Liberty University is generally a selective school. Only around a quarter of applicants are admitted. Students will, in general, need strong grades and high test scores to be admitted. Application requirements include an application form, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a personal essay. For more information, feel free to contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015)

Liberty University Description

Founded by Jerry Falwell and grounded in evangelical Christian values, Liberty University takes pride in being the world's largest Christian university. The residential campus of about 12,000 students is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The university enrolls another 50,000 online and has set a goal to increase that number significantly in the near future. Students come from all 50 states and 70 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 135 areas of study. Liberty has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and all faculty are non-tenured.

Liberty is not for everyone. The Christ-centered school embraces political conservatism, prohibits alcohol and tobacco use, requires chapel three times weekly, and enforces a modest dress code and curfew. The university is a common speaking venue for conservative political candidates. In athletics, the Liberty University Flames compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

The school fields 20 varsity teams.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 80,494 (49,863 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 55% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,292
  • Books: $1,771 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,963
  • Other Expenses: $5,619
  • Total Cost: $37,645

Liberty University Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,744
    • Loans: $7,137

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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