Review Averages: 6.4 out of 10
Accreditation: SACS & TRACS
Liberty University Reviews:
Cheap Program. Needs innovation.
Business Administration - August 23, 2016
I am in the middle of my business degree with Liberty University. I had a decent start to my program but after getting into the core business studies I have been increasingly disappointed. There is little interactivity and technological use in these classes. I do not have a problem with the course instructors, but I do not like the program. I am paying a decent amount of money for what seems out dated content and I will often just youtube relevant videos to understand the course material more efficiently. It takes a couple hours to read the text but 15 minutes at the most to watch a youtube video. I have had little problems with the quizzes and test, but that's a hard one to mess up. The only other part of this program that I have a hard time enjoying are Discussion Boards. While I do my best to push myself in learning and to post read-worthy content, the Discussion Board prompts are highly Evangelical Christian-based prompts. While I am a professing Evangelical Christian, I am embarrassed by the Evangelical Bias initiated by these prompts. I understand and appreciate a Christian perspective in education, but the biases imposed in these courses are a disgrace to academia. The most enjoyment I get, is when I can prove that their Evangelical opinion is not even Biblical. I don't know about most people but when I am spending thousands of dollars for a education I want to walk away with knowledge that is valuable for my career, not Evangelical "blubber." Only take this program if you plan on reading text, taking quizzes, and participating in cheap evangelical dialogue. My advice.. Seek a school that actually takes pride in their programs and has a more interactive learning experience.
Masters in Counseling - June 29, 2016
I have very successfully practiced psychotherapy for over twenty years and I had a practicum student who attended Liberty University on line for a masters in counseling. She was wholly unprepared on every level to deal with clients, colleagues, and with guidance regarding boundaries and ethics - and I am pretty easy going. She was asked to leave the practicum early. Liberty University does not prepare students well.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PEOPLE
Criminal Justice - May 13, 2016
I am military, I attended Liberty University with expectation of receiving my MA in Professional Counseling after graduation. (which I intended to use to counsel veterans after they came out of the military) However, I called the University one day to enquire about some classes. The University rep informed me I was selected for verification, she then asked me to submit some documents to show proof of verification. I did. I then got a correspondent requesting the same proof be sent to them directly from the IRS. I did. I waited several weeks for a respond and when I did not get one, I called the university and was told I owe the school $6,000.00 and until I pay, I will not be allowed to continue my degree with them nor will they release my grades to another university. I tried talking to financial aid on numerous occasions, constantly checking for answers, with no success. Finally one day, I called and they said I took too long to submit the information that they requested. Therefore, I am no longer able to attend the university unless I pay the 6 grand. 3 years later I got a letter stating that Liberty University is going thru an amnesty period, from date x to x date. Requirements were to just send in your deficiency that caused the suspension and you will be pardoned. After several phone calls and the submission of my proof of the cause of my verification (as per LU). (ensuring that I stayed within the suspension date for the amnesty) I was told that it is too late to submit proof. Also, 3 years ago at the time of me waiting for a respond from the university, my husband was also attending LU, one day when he called them to ask a question, they told him that he was chosen for verification and he needed to show proof of income, he did, several weeks later, they told him that they will be needing it directly from the IRS, he did. When my husband called to follow up. Because he was trying to meet the deadline for registration, LU told him sorry, but he was too late for registration and for him to try for the next following registration. LU did the same thing to him for "FOUR" semester registrations, and will not let him register. Now six years later, they called me yesterday and stated that I was being recorded and they are trying to collect their $6000. You know what? I agree with the previous post(s) that states that we should not be silence and let LU do us like this, a class act law suit will be in order. I am talking to my attorney and we will be suing Liberty University for the hard time they have caused me being down range (overseas deployment) it was very difficult for me, and Liberty University added to that stress. LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ARE A BUNCH OF CROOKS WITH NO RESPECT TO CHRISTIANITY WHAT-SO-EVER. They know dollar signs, not GOD! For that they should be ashamed.631-334-7622
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Stay away !
Criminal Justice - April 2, 2016
The enrollment process process will say one thing, but the actual classes are far from the statements given during enrollment. The Bible is IMPOSED in all classes, to the point of being oppressive. If you do not subscribe to an Evangelical Christian "worldview," then your work will be graded with less than an unbiased review. They preach Christian "values" (whatever in the hell that may be), yet lie like the devil.
6 of 9 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.
4 of 5 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.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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 4 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!
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