Liberty University Rankings

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In the World#932 of 14178
In North America#303 of 2629
In the United States#273 of 2528
In Virginia#9 of 63
In Lynchburg#1 of 5

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
1,813
Citations
8,207

Publication count by topic

Political science
305
Psychology
275
Philosophy
196
Art
162
Medicine
145
Computer science
117
Sociology
106
History
104
Biology
55
Engineering
42
Business
39
Chemistry
38
Materials science
36
Mathematics
32
Geography
30
Economics
13
Physics
3
Environmental science
3
Geology
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy123364
Art125845
History137252
Sociology1459829
Psychology19532,407
Political science2129139
Computer science24531,407
Medicine27981,260
Engineering3290206
Geography364947
Biology3690679
Business399148
Economics402626
Chemistry4308281
Mathematics441174
Materials science460768

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990256
1991178
19921512
1993159
1994118
19951113
19962711
19972015
19981420
19992713
20002322
20011923
20022054
20032464
20044183
200538102
200636150
200741151
200856144
2009213214
201088266
201164282
201272357
201354474
201469617
201595774
2016117685
201768614
201866545
2019111817
2020971147

General info

Founded1971
WikipediaLiberty University
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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