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If you want to know more about Liberty University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Liberty University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Liberty University was awarded 70 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Liberty University is ranked #1,156 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 49 colleges in Virginia, Liberty University is ranked at #34.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Liberty University?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Liberty University since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 30%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Liberty University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Liberty University  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Liberty University  ( 510 to 600 )
Liberty University received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Liberty University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Liberty University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Liberty University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Liberty University is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Liberty University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Liberty University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Liberty University have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Liberty University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Liberty University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 45,754 undergraduates at Liberty University with 26,892 being full-time and 18,862 being part-time.

Liberty University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 92.06 out of 100, Liberty University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.06 out of 100
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How Much Does Liberty University Cost?

The overall average net price of Liberty University is $27,573. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Liberty University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,416 $24,960 $26,731 $29,071 $29,447

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Liberty University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Liberty University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,828 a year. That adds up to $31,312 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Liberty University is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Liberty University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Liberty University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,700 in their early years. This is about 10% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Liberty University make the most money.

Location of Liberty University

Liberty University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lynchburg, Virginia. Lynchburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Liberty University

Contact details for Liberty University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515
Phone: 434-582-2000

Liberty University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from Liberty University. Of these students, 9,981 received undergraduate degrees and 8,432 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 1,291 $40,800
General Psychology 1,208 $26,300
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,192 $37,400
Religious Studies 889 $33,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 618 $38,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 522 $23,200
Nursing 415 $60,900
Accounting 216 $46,300
Health & Physical Education 194 $26,300
Air Transportation 164 $41,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Liberty University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Liberty University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 71,112 students took at least one online class at Liberty University. This is an increase from the 67,312 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 71,112 64,006
2016-2017 67,312 59,840
2015-2016 67,766 60,850
2014-2015 72,519 66,300
2013-2014 73,365 67,780

Learn more about online learning at Liberty University.

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