Founded with a vision of training Champions for Christ, Liberty University is now the largest nonprofit Christian university in the world. Liberty has a code of conduct that teaches discipline and promotes a Bible-based moral lifestyle. Through Liberty’s 12 academic schools and colleges, students can choose from over 200 degree programs. Liberty’s most popular majors include Philosophy and Religious Studies, Business, Management and Psychology. Something is always going on at Liberty University — block parties, paintball, movie nights, concerts, and various trips are among the numerous activities the school offers. Students are the greatest asset at Liberty University. Its mission is to foster Christ-centered students with the skills and values to change the world.

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Type of Institution: Four-year, private, religious-based university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $9,281

Size: 40,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 20%

Percentage of Men: 47%

Percentage of Women: 53%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1

Degrees Offered: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Education Specialist, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Aeronautics, Arts and Sciences, Government, Theological Seminary, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Computational Sciences, Law, Religion, General Studies, Academic Support and Advising Services

Housing: On-campus housing provided: traditional residence halls, quad and apartment-style units. All students under age 21 are required to live on campus.


     • Greek: None

     • Others: Action for Africa, Haiti United Association, Smile 4 Africa, Students of African Descent

City Life: Historic sites (Booker T. Washington National Monument, Civil War Trails, Legacy Museum of African-American History), hiking and biking trails, Blue Ridge Mountains, forests, museums, theaters, vineyards, wineries, community markets, shopping, dining