College Snapshot 2: Liberty University


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Liberty, founded in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business and Government, Communications, Education, and Religion; and the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Its 160-acre campus is located in Lynchburg, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 11,930
   Women 6,265 (52.5%)
   Men 5,665 (47.5%)
Graduate Students 998


Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 21% of 27,458 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 506 average
440-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 515 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing 501 average
44-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite 22 average
19-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance $33,600
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met 57%
Average Freshman Award $13,489
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


Lynchburg Population 77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Eagle; Flames


Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
12.1% Unknown
International Students 6.6%
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported