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Liberty University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1971
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 13,426
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $6,272,064
Admissions Address

1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502-2269



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Richard Plyter
Admissions office telephone: (800) 543-5317
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.liberty.edu/apply Tuition deposit: None (Refundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 17 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 6,874
Total acceptances: 4,860
Total freshman enrollment: 2,055
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 3,286
Male acceptances: 2,385
Male freshman enrollment: 997
Female applicants: 3,588
Female acceptances: 2,475
Female freshman enrollment: 1,058
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 67%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 4%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 41%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 28%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
First-year students submitting GPA: 81%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 420 – 540
Combined: 860 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.7% 0.9%
600-699 12.6% 9.2%
500-599 34.8% 32.0%
400-499 39.5% 41.3%
300-399 10.9% 15.2%
200-299 0.6% 1.4%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 24
Math: 16 – 23
Composite: 18 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.1% 6.9% 0.8%
24-29 24.0% 22.7% 20.6%
18-23 51.7% 43.1% 42.5%
12-17 21.7% 24.6% 35.6%
6-11 0.6% 2.7% 0.4%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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