College Deliberately: Liberty University

Liberty University is a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes religion, culture and character located in the city of Lynchburg, VA. It is known for Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Business Administration and Management and Theology/Theological Studies.

Liberty University

place 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515
phone Phone: (434) 582-2000
web Web: http://www.liberty.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Liberty University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1980-01-01 2026-12-09
Liberty University Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission Accredited 1984-09-01 NA
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Student Centeredness

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Liberty University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 107
Baseball Men’s 36
Swimming and Diving Women’s 36

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Tuition for Liberty University is in the 57.7 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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