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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.

649 Undergraduate Degrees
1,828 Graduate Degrees
$29,057 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
50% Acceptance Rate

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Liberty University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Liberty University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Public Health Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Liberty University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services College Factual
#8 Best Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Schools College Factual
#11 Best Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Schools College Factual
#39 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#44 Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools College Factual
#92 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Liberty University?


Contact details for Liberty University are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Liberty University?

You can apply to Liberty University online at:

Admission Requirements for Liberty University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Liberty University?

50% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
48% Submit SAT Scores
Liberty University has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 49%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.

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 610.

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

SAT Math Scores for Liberty University  ( 510 to 610 )
Liberty University received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 30. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Liberty University  ( 19 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Liberty University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Liberty University  ( 21 to 29 )

Can I Afford Liberty University?

$29,057 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
6.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Liberty University is $29,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Liberty University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,154 a year. That adds up to $32,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Liberty University is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Liberty University Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,168 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 47,988 undergraduate students at Liberty University, with 30,168 being full-time and 17,820 being part-time.


There are also 45,361 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,168 full-time undergraduates at Liberty University, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Liberty University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 523
Black or African American 2,374
Hispanic or Latino 1,929
White 18,492
International Students 433
Other Races/Ethnicities 6,417

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Liberty University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 92 countries are represented at Liberty University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and China.

Online Learning at Liberty University

79,167 Took All Classes Online
86,390 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 86,390 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Liberty University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Liberty University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Liberty University was $21,587 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Liberty University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Respiratory Care Therapy #1 #1
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions #4 #4
Health Services Administration #10 #7
Allied Health Professions #16 #13
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling #16 #16
Nursing #19 #19
Registered Nursing #21 #21
Nursing Administration #33 #33
Public Health #37 #34
General Public Health #39 #39

Online Growth Rankings of Liberty University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Liberty University was 6.9%. This is the #656 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Liberty University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Liberty University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 49%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 46%
Health Care Management 48%
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 39%
Respiratory Care Therapy 81%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Liberty University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Liberty University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Respiratory Care Therapy #7
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing #17
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions #29
Health Services Administration #30
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist #32
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #43
Nursing Administration #56
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling #57
Health Sciences & Services #66
Allied Health Professions #69
General Public Health #79
Public Health #134
Mental & Social Health Services #136
Registered Nursing #191
Health Care Management #210
Nursing #270
Health & Medical Administrative Services #435

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Liberty University Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 14 0 0 30 921 0 965
Registered Nursing 0 0 369 0 2 0 371
General Public Health 0 0 0 39 256 0 295
Nursing Administration 0 0 0 0 220 0 220
Health Care Management 0 0 80 0 77 0 157
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 89 0 0 89
Health Services Administration 0 0 0 0 70 0 70
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 1 68 0 0 0 0 69
Public Health Education and Promotion 0 0 62 0 0 0 62
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 19 0 1 40 0 0 60
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 3 0 42 45
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 0 0 0 39 0 39
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Athletic Training 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
TOTAL 34 68 547 201 1,585 42 2,477


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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