Liberty University

Graduates: 27987
Undergraduates: 48977
Graduates: 27987
Setting: Large four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $19,486.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,486.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.709
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1522 / 22 / 3.34
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 48:52
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Christian Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 20%

Liberty University is a private, Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Liberty's annual enrollment includes 12,600 residential students and over 90,000 online students as of May 2013.

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine [�LUCOM�] exists to educate osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment. LUCOM prepares physicians who dedicate themselves to excellence in the practice of osteopathic medicine through service toward their fellow man, life long learning, and the advancement of medical knowledge. Instilling the Christian values of integrity and professionalism, LUCOM trains physicians who will provide ethical, compassionate, competent, and patient-centered osteopathic medical care.

The university was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, who was also Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. The name was changed to Liberty Baptist College in 1976 before settling on its current name, Liberty University, in 1984, when it obtained university status. Liberty University describes itself as a Christian academic community. Its stated mission and aims emphasize both the intellectual and spiritual development of the institution's students. Students are held to The Liberty Way, a code of behavioral conduct.


Jerry Falwell: founder of Liberty University Susan Wise Bauer '88: Author and English instructor at The College of William & Mary Jerry Falwell, Jr. '84: President and Chancellor of Liberty University Paul H. Dixon: Former president, Cedarville University Joe Hale: Founder, Network of International Christian Schools Dr. Bill F. Korver: President, Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Chief_administrator: Jerry L. Falwell, Jr. (President)
Fax: 4345822187
Phone: 4345822000
Geographic region: Southeast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
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Undergraduate application fee: $40.00
Graduate application fee: $50.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No