Resources › For Students and Parents The Admissions Process at Liberty University SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More Share Flipboard Email Print Dennis K. Johnson/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated May 23, 2019 Liberty University is generally a selective school, but this is due to the large applicant pool. Only around a quarter of applicants are admitted. Students will, in general, need strong grades and high test scores to be admitted to Liberty. 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. Admissions Data Liberty University Acceptance Rate: 24%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Liberty AdmissionsTest Scores: 25th/75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480/600SAT Math: 470/ 90SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: 21/28ACT English: 2/28ACT Math: 19/27 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 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. All faculty are non-tenured. Liberty is not for everyone. This 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 Total enrollment in 2016: 75,756 (47,050 undergraduates)Gender breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female58% Full-time Costs Tuition and fees (2016-2017): $21,292Books: $1,771Room and board: $8,963Other expenses: $5,619Total cost: $37,645 Financial Aid Percentage of new students receiving ad (2015-2016): 96%Percentage of new students receiving aidGrants: 95%Loans: 57%Average amount of aidGrants: $10,768Loans: $7,005 Academic Programs Most popular majors: Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Religion Transfer, Graduation, and Retention Rates First-year student retention (full-time students): 83%Transfer out rate: 21%4-Year Graduation rate: 32%6-Year Graduation rate: 54% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Men's Sports: football, tennis, track and field, baseball, cross country, basketball, golf, soccerWomen's Sports: basketball, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field Source "Liberty University." National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2018.