Liberty University Online


Liberty University Online: Among the first - and the best

Currently Liberty University Online has the highest retention and graduation rates of any leading online university. Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s largest private nonprofit online educator.  

Supported by a residential campus

Liberty University Online is an extension of Liberty University, the world’s largest Christian university. Established in 1971, Liberty has maintained the mission of Training Champions for Christ. The school continually nurtures an environment of academic excellence, technological innovation, and commitment to Christian values. Liberty Online allows students to enjoy the same quality course offerings as Liberty’s residential students, but with the flexibility of online classes.

You can have confidence that the world’s largest Christian university is standing with you.

Liberty University Online offers you the same quality courses as Liberty University’s residential campus in Lynchburg, Va.

Career-ready degrees
Liberty University Online offers more than 250 programs of study — from the certificate to postgraduate level. Programs of study are offered in the areas the market demands the most, including business, education, nursing, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and religion.

Christian Foundation
All courses are taught from a Christian worldview by professors who regard teaching as more than a job, it’s their calling.

As a leader in Christian education, Liberty University’s thriving spiritual environment mobilizes students to go out and impact the world for Christ.

More affordable
Liberty University Online's tuition rates are among the lowest of top online universities.

Consistently rated one of the top distance learning educators in the nation and known for its affordability and exceptional student support, Liberty University consistently demonstrates high student satisfaction as well as high retention and graduation rates.

Our students succeed

Liberty University’s loan default rate is less than half the national average.

Upon graduation Liberty University students are getting jobs faster, and are able to pay back their loans at a higher rate than the national average.

Nearly 200,000 Liberty University alumni are influencing the world in their respective careers.

Flexible learning format
Invest in your education and reach your potential, while keeping your focus on what matters most. Earn your degree while balancing family, work, ministry, and life's other demands.

Liberty University Online offers a flexible schedule which allows you to choose when and where you study and the ability to complete your degree at your own pace.

Generous military benefits
With over 30,000 military students, Liberty University Online is proud to honor the men and women who serve our country. Service members, veterans, and their spouses enjoy generous benefits including tuition discounts, free book vouchers, fee waivers, and credit for military training. 

Trusted support network
Liberty University Online students also benefit from individualized attention due to low student-to-professor ratios.

Students receive free support services and resources to help them succeed, including tutoring services, the Online Writing Center, Virtual Career Center, Online Communities, and academic advisors dedicated to student success.

Become a Champion for Christ!
With a degree from Liberty University Online you can start achieving your goals!

What Is Liberty University?

Liberty University is a private, non-profit Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia classified as a doctoral research university. As of 2016, there were approximately 110,000 students, of which about 100,000 were online students.

What Division Is Liberty University?

Liberty University has 20 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams. This includes men’s and women’s teams in:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Tennis

This also includes men’s or women’s teams in sports such as Baseball, Softball, Football, Field Hockey, and others. The team names are the Liberty Flames or the Liberty Lady Flames. In addition to these Division 1 teams, Liberty University also has 37 Club Sports teams and 20 intramural sports.

What Religion Is Liberty University?

Liberty University was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 and changed the name to Liberty University in 1984. While it was founded as a Baptist college, LU is a Christian academic community and strives to emphasize both the intellectual and spiritual development of students.

Where Is Liberty University?

Liberty University is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. However, LU has been a pioneer in distance learning since 1985. With a wide variety of online courses and programs available, LU provides the resources and opportunity for you to perform coursework wherever you are located.

What Are Liberty University’s Admission Requirements?

The undergraduate admissions requirements for Liberty University include:

  • Send application, either online or via mail
  • Payment of $50 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Have maintained a 2.0 GPA in high school and during attending all accredited colleges

There may be additional admissions requirements for individual programs or different degree levels. Please refer to specific programs to find out if you meet the requirements before applying.

Is Liberty University Accredited?

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. This ensures that LU meets strict guidelines and standards in regards to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support and services.

In addition to SACSCOC, specific programs are accredited by other accrediting bodies. Some of these programs include:

  • Athletic Training
  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Plus others

What Is Liberty University’s Mission Statement?

Liberty University strives to maintain the vision of the founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, by developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact the world. The LU Mission Statement includes:

“Through it’s residential and online programs, services, facilities, and collaborations, the University educates men and women who will make important contributions to their workplaces and communities.”

Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities.  Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives.  The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws:  Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or

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