Life University

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1269 Barclay Circle

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-2600
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Sep. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Life University is a private institution that was founded in 1974. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 836 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Life University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $9,747 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The Mission Of Life University:
The mission of Life University is to educate its students in a set of core life proficiencies, equipping them to become skilled professionals, and preparing them for successful careers focused on serving the health needs of society. To fulfill this mission, the University, an institution based on contemporary vitalistic principles, offers high quality, integrative programs in chiropractic, biology, nutrition, sports health science, general studies and business.

Life's Promise:
With its vitalistic vision, clearly defined performance proficiencies and measurable criteria for success, a Life University education will produce leaders who exemplify humanistic values and, in a world where change is constant, provide innovative approaches to direct that change to elevate society and evolve its health care system.

Our Vision for Life University:
Our Purpose is to provide students with the vision to fulfill their innate potential, the inspiration to engage in a quest for self-discovery, and the ability to apply a principled approach to their future roles as leaders in humanitarian service and as citizens in their community.

From its founding in 1974 as a college of chiropractic, Life University has embraced the idea that humans are spiritual beings whose lives are directed by universal laws including the natural, vitalistic, innate ability to develop, heal and adapt as long as the body is kept free of interferences. Our approach has been to graduate highly skilled chiropractors that can correct those interferences and can educate their patients to accept responsibility for their own good health.

Today that vision of Life University is sustained in its chiropractic, undergraduate, and masters programs, which set the standard of excellence in contemporary health care education. A participatory learning environment develops eight core proficiencies through contemporary, proven techniques that encourage optimal performance and lifelong intellectual growth.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1974
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting city
2012 Endowment $0


When applying to Life University, it's important to note the application deadline is September 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Life University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.2% 4
Application deadline September 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Life University is 16:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Life University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 836, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students.

Total enrollment 2,647
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Life University offers a number of student services including day care. Life University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols and 24-hour emergency telephones. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Life University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Life University, 81.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,300.

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Tuition and fees $9,747 (2013-14)
Room and board $4,160 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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