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Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

369 Undergraduate Degrees
356 Graduate Degrees
$29,057 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
50% Acceptance Rate

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Liberty University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Nursing Master’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
#38 Best Graduate Degree Colleges for the Money College Factual
#52 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#89 Best Associate Degree Colleges College Factual
#92 Best Registered Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#96 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#103 Best Nursing 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
With an acceptance rate of 50%, Liberty University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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
Nursing #19 #19
Registered Nursing #21 #21
Nursing Administration #33 #33

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 #509 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Liberty University regardless of major.

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
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing #17
Nursing Administration #56
Registered Nursing #191
Nursing #270

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 369 0 2 0 371
Nursing Administration 0 0 220 0 220
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 89 0 0 89
Nursing Practice 0 3 0 42 45
TOTAL 369 92 222 42 725


*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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