Liberty University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lynchburg, VA

$15,417

Avg tuition

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About Liberty University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Evangelical Christian  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Liberty University is a large private university located on an urban campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 47,025, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 51%. The university offers 91 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 47%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for students are $15,417.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

51% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

47% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1040-1260

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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86k

Students enrolled

92%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

50%

Unknown

24%

Black

15%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

30% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

161

Total Online Enrollment

78,511

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

30% On-campus

70% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate Check Bold 75% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 33% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 99% online

Doctorate Check Bold 82% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $15,417 $15,417
Graduate $7,980 $7,980

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,372
On-campus room and board $10,529
On-campus other expenses $6,329
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,234
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $7,265
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,332

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $33,647 $33,647
Off-campus without family $33,288 $33,288
Off-campus with family $23,121 $23,121

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

30%

State Grant Aid

23%

Institution Grant Aid

81%

Pell Grant

30%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,418
State Grant Aid $3,167
Institution Grant Aid $10,039
Pell Grant Aid $4,265

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.