Liberty University: Statistics

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#1683 of 14,160In the World
#492 of 2,624In North America
#444 of 2,523In the United States
#12 of 63In Virginia
#1 of 5In Lynchburg
#329 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Christian
Acceptance rate
51%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$28,181 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
47,025
Graduates
38,561
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Liberty University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate51%48%53%
Applicants42,31215,96026,352
Admissions21,6037,66613,937
Freshmen enrolled full time4,1361,7562,380
Freshmen enrolled part time1,144457687

8,082 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

70,429 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,525 or 48%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Liberty University are 1040-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,513 or 29%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Liberty University are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White42500 (50%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown20357 (24%)
Black or African American12673 (15%)
Hispanic4959 (6%)
Two or more races2293 (3%)
Asian1414 (2%)
Nonresident Alien782 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander180 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native156 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,181/year
Average aid awarded
$11,369
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$27,896
$30-48K$26,124
$48-75K$27,831
$75-110K$29,843
$110K+$30,767

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$15,417$7,980
Tuition in-state$15,417$7,980
Tuition out-of-state$15,417$7,980
Fee in-district$701$420
Fee in-state$701$420
Fee out-of-state$701$420

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity7,898
Combined charge for room and board$9,980
Room charge$5,800
Meal charge$4,180

Liberty University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General1,5361,44428
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3061,365137
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other1,228
Psychology, General1731,0336
Theology & Theological Studies91538
Religion & Religious Studies917689
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies74543245
Counseling Psychology58019
Divinity & Ministry494
Elementary Education and Teaching276197
Accounting39219190
Special Education and Teaching, General132251
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse368
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10217043
Public Health, General262
History, General16984
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services241
Educational Leadership and Administration, General120118
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General220
Kinesiology and Exercise Science14270
Biomedical Sciences, General9597
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management76114
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia7388
Legal Assistant & Paralegal5599
Osteopathic Medicine & Osteopathy150
Information Technology1406
Political Science and Government, General1346
Management Information Systems, General229125
Nursing Administration138
Business & Commerce, General12710
Public Policy Analysis, General125
Social Work124
Education, General2193
Design and Visual Communications, General9614
Health & Health Care Administration & Management4163
Cyber & Electronic Operations and Warfare95
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies85
Curriculum and Instruction80
Secondary Education and Teaching77
Communication, General714
Applied Psychology75
Medical Office Assistant & Specialist72
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3333
Religious & Sacred Music322211
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence64
Public Health Education and Promotion62
English & Language Arts Teacher Education62
Cinematography and Film & Video Production54
Graphic Design521
Marketing & Marketing Management, General53
Human Development and Family Studies, General52
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other51
Law50
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching44
Education, Other383
International Relations and Affairs365
History Teacher Education41
Apparel and Textiles, General40
Public Administration137
English Language and Literature, General297
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General35
Pastoral Studies & Counseling34
Music Pedagogy1519
Youth Ministry31
Educational & Instructional Technology31
Computer and Information Sciences, General29
Christian Studies27
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing26
Nursing Practice26
Mechanical Engineering25
International & Global Studies25
Religious Education25
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling25
Mathematics, General22
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor20
Pre-Law Studies19
Human Services, General172
Music, Other18
Social Sciences, General18
Industrial Engineering18
Outdoor Education17
Reading Teacher Education17
International Law and Legal Studies17
Athletic Training & Trainer16
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology16
Journalism15
Wildlife Biology15
Informatics141
Health Services Administration15
American Sign Language (ASL)13
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General13
Music, General11
Zoology & Animal Biology11
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General10
Music History, Literature, and Theory10
Exercise Physiology10
Lay Ministry9
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration72
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented9
Spanish Language and Literature8
Chemistry, General8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General8
Biopsychology8
Environmental Biology7
Computer Engineering, General7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other7
Music Theory and Composition6
Forensic Science and Technology6
Voice and Opera6
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology6
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other6
Mathematics Teacher Education6
Musicology and Ethnomusicology23
Bible & Biblical Studies14
Aircraft Powerplant Technology & Technician4
Keyboard Instruments4
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General3
Philosophy3
Brass Instruments3
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations3
Construction Trades, General2
Computer Software Engineering2
Biochemistry2
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other2
Project Management2
General Studies1
Airline Flight Attendant1
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster1
Stringed Instruments1
Finance, General1
Grand Total1,1079,1388,182531
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate47%47%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,822
Citations
8,939

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,018 / 2,278
Political Science
311 / 168
Art & Design
268 / 345
Medicine
261 / 2,781
Psychology
257 / 3,124
Business
218 / 944
Philosophy
189 / 61
Computer Science
171 / 1,179
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
157 / 99
Mathematics
128 / 1,098
Literature
119 / 46
Engineering
119 / 659
Sociology
119 / 897
Law
113 / 32
Public Policy / Administration
104 / 33
History
99 / 44
Classics and Ancient History
91 / 45
Education Majors
88 / 400
Math Teachers
87 / 837
Economics
73 / 65
Health Science
73 / 1,025
Biology
71 / 543
Art History
64 / 14
Environmental Science
62 / 352
Physics
61 / 199
Chemistry
60 / 225
Social Psychology
56 / 1,155
Communications and Public Relations
55 / 611
Library and Information science
50 / 11
Nursing
46 / 505
Clinical Psychology
42 / 656
Materials Science
41 / 111
Demography
31 / 505
Aesthetics
29 / 3
Child Psychology
29 / 897
Political Economy
29 / 24
Multimedia
27 / 136
Geography and Cartography
27 / 50
Media Studies
26 / 17
Performing arts
24 / 3

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990266
1991178
19921513
1993169
1994118
19951112
19962711
19972116
19981419
19992714
20002420
20011922
20022054
20032365
20044182
200539102
200635138
200741155
200857150
2009213217
201090258
201170283
201275360
201354479
201467630
201597765
2016122677
201761589
201860535
2019114789
20201221339

Liberty University alumni

  1. Seth Curry

    Photo
    Seth Curry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Enrolled in Liberty University
    Studied in 2008-2009
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Seth Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one year with the Liberty Flames before transferring to the Duke Blue Devils. He is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the younger brother of NBA player Stephen Curry.

  2. Nick Foles

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    Nick Foles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Enrolled in Liberty University
    Studied in 2017
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Nicholas Edward Foles is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Foles played his first game with the Eagles after Michael Vick became injured mid-way through the 2012 season, starting for the rest of the year. During a game in the 2013 season, he became the second quarterback to post a perfect passer rating (158.3) while passing for more than 400 yards and seven touchdowns. It was only the seventh time in NFL history that a quarterback threw for seven touchdowns in a single game.

  3. Vic Mignogna

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    Vic Mignogna
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    voice actormusiciansingertelevision actortelevision director
    Biography

    Victor Joseph Mignogna is an American voice actor and musician known for his voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, such as Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other animation roles include Broly from the Dragon Ball films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Dark in D.N.Angel, Kurz Weber in the Full Metal Panic! series, Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in the Vampire Knight series, Christopher Aonuma in Digimon Fusion, Nagato and Obito Uchiha in Naruto Shippuden, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, Qrow Branwen in RWBY, and Matt Ishida in Digimon Adventure tri. In video games, he is the voice of E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Junpei Iori from Persona 3. In live-action work, he has participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues, where he plays Captain James T. Kirk. Mignogna has an official fanclub called Risembool Rangers.

  4. TobyMac

    Photo
    TobyMac
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterrecord producerrapper
    Biography

    Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac (styled tobyMac or TOBYMAC), is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, songwriter and author.

General info

Founded1971
MottoKnowledge Aflame
Colorsnavy blue, white, red
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff5,367
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24515
United States
City population78,000
Phone4345822000
Fax+1 (800) 542 2311

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