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Liberty University is a private institution that was founded in 1971. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,553, its setting is city, and the campus size is 6,500 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Liberty University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 65. Its tuition and fees are $19,968 (2012-13).
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According to the school, since 1971, Liberty University has produced graduates with the values, knowledge and skills required to impact the world. The secret to its success lies in a rock-solid commitment to Biblical truth and morality. Liberty has built upon this foundation a world-class university that offers excellent academics, NCAA Division I athletics, an exciting social atmosphere and an environment that encourages spiritual growth. With more than 390 faculty members, and over 60 areas of study, Liberty is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Liberty University is exploding with apartment-style residence halls including laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchens, closet space, room-adjoined bathroom facilities, and high speed internet. The student service center includes a pool, theater, basketball courts, and an NCAA regulation-sized pool! Liberty is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, a region rich in history, culture and outdoor recreational opportunities. This perfect location provides a vast array of outdoor recreational activities. Students enjoy nearby hiking, kayaking, water skiing, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, snowboarding and so much more. Liberty's 6,500+-acre campus serves over 12,000 resident students each year. The student body represents all 50 states and 95 countries, with 20 percent of the student population representing minorities and international students. Liberty University invites students to take a closer look at Liberty, because choosing a college is about more than just getting an education...it's a decision that could change students' lives forever. Liberty University has been training champions for Christ for the past 40 years.
|Religious affiliation||Southern Baptist|
When applying to Liberty University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Liberty University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 24.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||24.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Liberty University is 25:1, and the school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Liberty University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
Liberty University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,553, with a gender distribution of 47.8 percent male students and 52.2 percent female students. At this school, 61.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39.0 percent of students live off campus. Liberty University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Liberty University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Liberty University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Liberty University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Liberty University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Liberty University, 74.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,792.
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|Tuition and fees||$19,968 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,250 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data