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1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, Va. 24502
(800) 543-5317

Highest Degree Level

Lynchburg, VA

Institution Type
Private, 4-year

Cost/Undergrad Credit
$325 per credit/full-time student

Financial Help
Grant, Federal, & Pell



Liberty University prides itself on being the world’s largest Christian university, and offers several programs for online education. Offering associate degrees through advanced doctoral work, Liberty University folds a Christian mission into all of its course work. Liberty University has been ranked among the top 10 online universities by the Online Education Database. Prospective Liberty University students will find many options awaiting them upon enrollment.

Admission to Liberty University is about 45% online and occurs on a rolling basis, making the school less selective, yet more accessible to prospective students. Prospective students should download the free Liberty University app for Android, Blackberry, or iPhone. Liberty Online, the university’s student portal for distance learners, boasts more than 100 programs of study, low tuition rates, and places a priority on education through a Christian worldview. Those seeking admission at Liberty Online will fill out an online application, as well as provide relevant transcripts and other required admissions materials. Transfer students are accepted.

Specific admissions requirements will vary by department and selected program of study. Click here for more information about Liberty University’s various admissions requirements and online programs.

The Online Classroom

Since its founding by Rev. Jerry Falwell in 1971, Liberty University has served students in an Evangelical Christian environment, both online and offline. When including all of its online students, Liberty University is the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world, and has the largest enrollment of any university in its home state of Virginia. With its many online degree programs, Liberty University offers a flexible and functional path to obtaining a degree.

Associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and graduate degrees are all offered through Liberty Online. Prospective students at Liberty University’s online program can sample an online course on Liberty University’s online portal, as well as learn degree requirements, and access course materials online. Once admitted, Liberty Online students will have access to a resource library, professors and fellow students, as well as technical and other assisting bodies.

Liberty Online students do not have to be Christian, but a Christian worldview is presented in classes both online and off. Typically, students take a class or classes in eight week sub-terms on a 16-week semester system and academic calendar. Some programs require a few face-to-face meetings, but many degree programs can be completed entirely through Liberty Online’s student portal. Online students do have the option of attending orientation and other events on one of Liberty’s Virginia campuses. Click here for more information about online learning in a Christ-centered environment from Liberty Online.


The faculty at Liberty University are accomplished both professionally and academically, and are available to help students achieve their academic and career-oriented goals. With a 19:1 student to professor ratio, Liberty University is dedicated to having the faculty and staff resources available to help nourish and grow all students. Most professors have a terminal degree in their field, as well as several years of practical work experience that they can bring to the classroom and study environment.

Liberty University professors place a priority on teaching course materials through a Christian worldview. Faculty work on a semester system, and are often available at set online and offline hours. Faculty and staff are committed to working with Liberty University and Liberty Online students to help them achieve both academic success and career goals centering around their chosen education. With a diverse faculty of committed professors, Liberty Online has a comprehensive teacher and student network. Connectivity and accessibility are common perks to Liberty Online’s degree programs.

Why We Stand Out

  • Liberty University is a private,¬†nonprofit institution. Founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell in 1971, Liberty University is the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world.
  • Liberty University boasts more than 104 degree-seeking programs for online students, from associate degrees¬†to graduate degrees.
  • Liberty University operates on a 16-week semester system, with online students also having the option of taking intensive, eight-week courses.
  • Liberty University consistently ranks in the top 10 conservative Christian universities.
  • Liberty Online is Liberty University’s online degree-seeking students’ portal. Students may pursue many programs, among them: aeronautics, education, worship and music studies, business, criminal justice, philosophy and religion, and nursing.
  • Liberty University has 12,500 residential students and approximately 80,000 students studying online.

Financial Aid

Prospective students at Liberty University and Liberty Online have many options for financial aid. Liberty students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and must do so once per academic year. The FAFSA will help you determine for what type of financial aid you qualify. Liberty University has a six-step financial aid system that includes applying for scholarships, loans, and grants where applicable. Students must maintain their own financial responsibility for schooling, but financial counselors are available to Liberty students every step of the way.

Financial aid options may include: subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans, federal Pell grants, federal work study programs, federal supplemental educational grants, scholarships, institutional matching grants, and more. Financial aid options will vary based on need, merit, and eligibility. In addition to financial aid, students may maintain a student account at Liberty University. Often, these are used for classroom materials and school-related incidentals. Click here for more information about Liberty University’s financial aid options for all students.

Notable Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (Ph.D)
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
  • Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (MAML)

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