Review Averages: 6.5 out of 10
Accreditation: SACS & TRACS
Liberty University Reviews:
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Business/Finance - December 30, 2015
I had a terrible time with Liberty University. I started school there in 2009, and when I had about 90 credits, I had to take a class for the finance concentration. I had a professor who failed me on two occasions, because he clearly had a personal problem with me. I had a 3.3 or 3.4 at the time. After I took the class a third time, due to his unprofessional and deliberately antagonistic ways, I decided I would leave Liberty and go to another school. I sent several emails that the school ignored, and I decided I would not pay the balance owed until they rectified the situation. They have done NOTHING to help me. The only thing this school cares about is MONEY. The Christian aspect is a joke. STAY AWAY.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
THERE IS NO PERFECT UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
Education - December 30, 2015
I've attended three public college/ University's. Liberty is one of the two best I've attended. I'm currently a senior, and began as a Sophomore. Like all institutions, there are some instructors that lack empathy, understanding, and reasoning. Nevertheless, most of Liberty's faculty will answer any questions, or concerns via email. Some will even phone conference with struggling students if needed. I've had a professor contact me because of a minor issue with an assignment. It felt great to have such an instructor. Financial Aid will continue to remind you of any issues. Financial Aid has deadlines like anything else. The team will help you get all the information needed for successful processing. If they didn't assist in this matter, I'm pretty sure they would get complaints. There are some Universities that will not continually remind students of deadlines, and the student then has to wait for another semester to continue studies. I appreciate the constant reminders, and updates from liberty. The good instructors outnumber the "not so good". The School is a blessing. If students are time conscious, consistent, and follow directions, then they will pass classes at Liberty.
Education - December 20, 2015
I transferred to Liberty with an AAS in Dental Hygiene and I am a senior in the Biblical and Educational Studies program. I have loved this experience and would do it again in a minute. The course work is fast paced and challenging but the instructors are very helpful. I have had one professor that seemed a little tougher than the course level called for but even he was quick to respond to questions and to offer help. The financial aid department has done a wonderful job helping me to make this happen and my adviser has been quick to respond to all of my questions-even on weekends. If you're thinking about it, I say do it.
Received my BS and MA here... LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!
Psychology - December 10, 2015
Hello all, I have read MANY negative reviews for this school. I received my BS-Psychology and my MA- Counseling from Liberty with almost no issues. Many of the complaints I have read stated that the prospective student was offended by the fact that this school is bible based... HELLO!!... It is a Christian University and the largest in the Nation with very high ratings. Others complained about the finance department, I can tell you, I had very little issues; very little. Others claimed that the student support was bad, yah, I had no issues there either. As a matter of fact this school was EXCELLENT in responding to my questions. I have also read complaints that the professors were tough. Well, in reading some of the posts I also noted that the writer was in dire need of English and Writing Composition classes. I love Liberty University and I am PROUD to say it is my alma mater. By the way... I have made great use of my degrees from Liberty it was a wise investment into my future. When thinking about applying to this university keep several things in mind; it is a school of higher learning that incorporates a Christian world view, this is NOT a liberal university that just hands grades out- you will be challenged! Finally, no university (NONE) will give you your transcripts if you owe them money. This school holds its students highly accountable as an adult and that means paying your debts like adults.
Mental Health Counseling
Masters in Counseling - November 28, 2015
I graduated from Liberty University School of Lifelong Learning in 1990. The work was rigorous, challenging, and rewarding. The professors were prayerfully supportive, and always approachable for guidance. I am licensed in mental health, marriage and family therapy, and addictions counseling. I am licensed in two states and on the national level. I have practiced for twenty five years in the counseling field, and I attribute much of my success in the field to my foundation of learning acquired from Liberty University. The educational and practical requirements of Liberty, set the course for my journey in providing mental health treatment to people. If you are looking for a quality education and are willing to work hard, you will find Liberty University to be among the finest universities in the country.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MA Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family
Masters in Counseling - August 25, 2015
I had a great time at this university. I started out in the license MA- Marriage and Family Therapy program (60 credits). I got to go abroad to Rome for one of my intensives & it was an amazing experience! It is nice to see peers working with you face to face. But after having to retake the same class 3 times and still not passing, I went from academic warning, to probation, to suspension, to academic dismissal. I had some personal circumstances that were contributing to my failure. I completed 27 credits under that degree when I was dismissed. I also didn't realize that they have A, A-, B, B-, etc and 82% is a C, 72% is a D. So twice I got 82% and they were C's. 92% is an A- though. You need a 94 to get an A. So basically you can only miss 70 points to get an A. With my school and personal struggles, I needed to take a semester to get my personal life in order and dismissal was a huge reality check. You really have to be a self-starter in order to pursue and online degree. You have to ask yourself, "How badly do you want to get your degree? How much of a difference do you want to make?" I decided I need to prioritize and appeal the dismissal. I was accepted back but into the non-license program (30 credits). I only needed 2 more classes to finish that degree's requirements and I did not want my previous classes to go to waste. So I accepted, worked hard, stopped complaining about personal stuff and got my degree, getting full A's in my final classes. The teachers are really helpful if you turn things in on time and they can see that you are fully invested. If you're always late, you lose points, your work suffers due to procrastination, and teachers can see that you are not invested. Be invested, otherwise it shows. I did not get to take an internship, which will likely be an issue for getting licensed, but I am working on finding something elsewhere so I can have my credits count towards licensure. For the people that are unhappy about the lack of CACREP accreditation, I had my classes reviewed by the Board of Professional Counselors and they were approved- classes DO count, at least in MD- toward licensure. Check whether your state requires this or not before you apply. Moral of my story- Liberty is great if you take time to study, if you work hard, & make it a priority. If it doesn't work, chances are that you probably could have tried harder. Good luck!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Psychology - May 22, 2015
I absolutely loved this school. The teachers were very helpful, and would always respond quickly. I finished this past May 8th with a BS degree in Psychology, with an Addiction and Recovery Cognate. It was hard, but thorough. It took a lot of dedication on my part, but everyone was always right there to help me when I needed it. They were diligent in giving me all the requirements for my degree, and I had no problems with my financial end of it. My student aid was always on time. I am very pleased with all the things that I learned here at Liberty University.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ed.D. in Leadership - May 21, 2015
It is an okay school. I am back in school after a long break due to one dissertation research consultant. They do not support you during the dissertation process and that is discouraging. It would be a lot better if they embedded the dissertation process throughout the program. I feel the professors do not have the time to guide you or respond to your prospectus or proposal in a timely manner. I have friends who are working on their dissertation at brick and mortar schools and have received a lot of support. If I had to do it again, I would definitely work on my doctoral studies at a traditional school. I have an EDS from the University of South Dakota -Online and it was a rewarding experience. This one just seems okay.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great School but you have to hold yourself accountable.
MBA - April 24, 2015
While my BS was from a brick and mortar, my MBA came from Liberty University Online. If your going to go to an online college you should hold yourself accountable for your grades, homework, tests and time management skills. I saw a lot of people leave during my time there because they 'forgot' to do homework or submit their financial aid in time. LUO was great about giving me notice on the financial end and I received scholarships all semesters which was a blessing. They called me at the beginning of every quarter for academic advising and I had my own counselor who I could contact 7 days a week. I've never had a problem contacting anyone in person there, their hours are much later than a traditional school which is great when you already have a career and family. As far as grading, their programs are accredited so they are very hard on you- we had 10-12 page papers due 4 times in an 8 week class, plus the quizzes, posts and discussion boards. It is not something you do if your looking for an easy degree because they are held to the same standards as any other school. The tests are not open to the public so you can't google your answers. You have to read dozens of books and write reviews of them in short periods of time. It is a great school but not for everyone. It IS an openly Christian school so I'm not sure why the complaints about it being Christian? It's a private school so they can teach Christianity in their courses if they want to. I never felt overburdened by the infusion of Christianity and never made to feel out of place or overly criticized because I am not a Christian. Don't apply if your offended by people mentioning Christian beliefs because you won't last very long and you will waste alot of money. I would openly argue their principles in my papers- as long as I had sound argument and provided sources this was never an issue- they were very accepting of it. To anyone wishing to go to LUO I wish you good luck, it was a great education. I could never have received an MBA while working full-time and raising a 1 and 3 year old so it was a good fit for me.
3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Multidiciplinary Studies - April 10, 2015
Although this school does teach a fairly rigorous curriculum and there are a lot of good professors there, they do not respect freedom of speech nor civil rights. I am an honor student and was pursuing this degree but when I experienced my civil rights being violated, I filed a complaint against the school. Sad to say, I was threatened by the student affairs office for doing so, which amounts to no civil rights or freedom of speech. Just warning everyone, if you want to freely express your academic and collegiate thoughts at this school and want to "earn" your degree in the process, then forget about it as they will throw you out illegally for doing what the U.S. Constitution says you have a right to do. In other words, Liberty University does not recognize Federal Supremacy laws, which is sad as they pretend to be their own state of laws, which again violates the separation of Church and State. If after reading this you decide to attend anyway, then I will pray you make it through and graduate.
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