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Liberty University is a private institution that was founded in 1971. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 46,133, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 6,500 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Liberty University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 89. Its tuition and fees are $20,892 (2013-14).
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Liberty University has been Training Champions for Christ since 1971, producing graduates with the values, knowledge, and skills required to impact the world. The secret to its success lies in a solid commitment to biblical truth. Upon this foundation, Liberty has built a world-class university that offers excellent academics, NCAA Division I athletics, an exciting social atmosphere, and an environment that encourages spiritual growth.
|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 22.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||22.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Liberty University is 25:1, and the school has 42.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||25%|
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Liberty University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 46,133, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 60.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39.3 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, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Liberty University.
|Students who have cars on campus||57%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Liberty University, 74.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,065.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$20,892 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,976 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data