Liberty University
#1094 Overall Influence#116 Desirability Rank

Liberty University

Private, Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

Liberty University is a private evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was founded by Jerry Falwell and Elmer L. Towns in 1971. Although the university’s physical campus is in Lynchburg, most of its students are online. It is one of the largest evangelical Christian universities in the world and one of the largest private non-profit universities in the United States, measured by student enrollment. , the university enrolls more than 15,000 students at its Lynchburg campus and more than 94,000 students in online courses for a total of about 110,000.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

29,010

Acceptance

56%

Graduation Rate

54%

Median SAT Score

1085

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$15,837

Fees (in-state)

$721

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$26,570
30K-48K$24,360
48K-75K$26,872
75K-110K$28,881
110K+$30,254

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$41,400

Employed

82%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

62K

Under-Grads

39K

Graduates

23K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg VA 24515

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

22 per 100k

Violent Crime

4 per 100k

What is Liberty University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#348 World Rank #171 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#304 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#527 World Rank #259 USA Rank
Law
#551 World Rank #268 USA Rank
Education
#524 World Rank #305 USA Rank
Social Work
#539 World Rank #333 USA Rank
Business
#728 World Rank #410 USA Rank
History
#659 World Rank #412 USA Rank
Communications
#911 World Rank #443 USA Rank
Political Science
#1796 World Rank #748 USA Rank
Medical
#2729 World Rank #819 USA Rank
Engineering
#2520 World Rank #892 USA Rank
Literature
#2939 World Rank #1673 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Liberty University's Most influential alumni?

Liberty University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, and Social Work. Liberty University’s most academically influential people include Tim LaHaye, Chris Epps, and Michael R. Licona.

Tim LaHaye

Evangelical Christian minister and author from the United States

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Chris Epps

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Michael R. Licona
Michael R. Licona

New Testament Scholar

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Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.

American lawyer

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Patrícia Abravanel
Patrícia Abravanel

Brazilian television presenter

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William Byron
William Byron

American racecar driver

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Susan Wise Bauer

American historian

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Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer

American Christian writer

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Nick Foles
Nick Foles

American football quarterback

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Jonathan Falwell

American television evangelist

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Michael Tait
Michael Tait

American singer

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Darryl Foster

American activist and Christian minister

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