| Total Grad Surveys || 34 |
| Females || 14 |
| Males || 20 |
| Avg years at University || 2.1 |
| Lu online BS in religion graduate. Returned for Masters of Divinity. Good school for Seminary level work |
| May 08 2013 || Religion/Religious |
| The online mba program is a total joke. I tried to transfer my courses out but they wouldn't transfer to any decent school, only to the for profit money maker type schools. This school duped me out of a decent education for lots of money. The assignments are pasted onto blackboard that aren't even written by the instructors. The professors I had rarely left any feedback on the assignments it just seemed like they gave you whatever grade they felt like giving at the time.They were quick to take off for apa but never once was i graded on business content. Also, when I asked the instructors a question they told me to look at Wikipedia or other online places. The textbooks hardly ever matched the online test material and so many times I found test questions marked wrong when I knew I had the correct answer. Folks, if you listen to one thing I say keep this is mind. Liberty university's online mba program is a total joke and waste of money. Do not go there unless you don't mind heartache grief and tons of stress with a low quality education. This school is not worth the money, I repeat not worth the money. I don't care how many good reviews they get. |
| Apr 08 2013 || Business - Management and Administration |
| The online program at liberty university flat out sucks. They give you professors that don't know the material so the only thing they can grade you on is apa. This was the worst educational decision I ever made and consider their mba program to be a total waste. The assignments are not written by the professors and the tests are computer graded. This is not a school I would recommend to my worst enemy. All I have now is debt with no solid credentials. There is absolutely no teaching at their online program. Definitely not recommended. |
| Apr 08 2013 || Business - Management and Administration |
| Completing advanced degree in Divinity. Seminary is not the place for a female. There are certain professors who grade lightly until after the survey about them and then try to destroy you on the research paper, the last and most points of any assignment. Most professors are fair and try to help with course materials. Two or three are just arrogant, hateful, and too ready to mark a paper down if a female has written it.Be prepared to read way too much material for eight week courses. Somebody didn't realize that eight weeks is half of sixteen weeks and no matter how you slice it, there is less time to study. Giving two 500 page textbooks to learn, study, and test on is not helping anybody in an eight week course. Multiply that by two or three courses and you have your worst nightmare. Don't take over two classes at a time and if there are eight books to read and a 2 lesson dvd series, just take one class during D term. Always take two classes during B term or your financial aid will be halved. I'm not sure how somebody is supposed to live off of the pittance they provide in financial aid. Be aware that fall semester is five months long, not four. All I can say is that if GOD, the one that loves females too, had not been on my side, I would not have completed my first degree. |
| Aug 13 2012 || Religion/Religious |
I am a graduate of LU Online. I went back after 20+ years in accounting to get my MBA with a concentration in Leadership. the faculty was ALWAYS available when I had questions. They responded to requests promptly. They helped me understand difficult material. They gave positive and constructive review of my papers. |
One thing I really liked was the emphasis on Biblical integration. EVERY class had some Biblical tie in.
Financial aid helped me. The registration process was easy.
In the end, I graduated with a perfect 4.0.
My son starts at LU in a few weeks on campus. Our experience has been good.
| Aug 02 2012 || Business - Management and Administration |
The M.Ed. School Counseling program at LU is in transition to becoming CACREP accredited, which is important in a school counseling program, unbeknownst to me before beginning the program. Also as a blended program, the majority of classes are online, with 4 classes or "intensives" are on campus and last a week. The intensives can be a lot of work, but are also a lot of fun as you meet people in your field, which all have valuable advice. The campus is also a lot of fun, with the SnoFlex and other things to do nearby. |
The biggest downside to the current program is that students outside the Lynchburg, VA area are responsible for finding their own internship placements, as well as satisfying state requirements. It is a very confusing process and without somewhat of individualized help, it makes it a bit overwhelming for those that do not already have a job in the schools.
I chose LU because it allowed me to live where I wanted and the cost was a lot less compared to other graduate programs. I hear from my friends in regular programs (not online) and there is more support available in terms of satisfying state requirements and finding internship placements.
| Jul 11 2012 || Education |
Between GI Bill and the "Heroes Fund" Liberty is 100% free for me, which is the only way I'd ever imagine attending! |
I cannot believe how unprofessional Liberty seems to be. Assignment instructions through Blackboard are difficult to understand, the textbook for one of my classes (e-book for $100) was absolutely worthless and rarely matched up with the homework assignments, grades returned for written assignments are scored in a contradictory manner each week, professors are downright rude and will not answer simple questions. Regarding the e-book noted above, I asked the prof for other resources and she replied that wikipedia was a great resource. I've never heard of anybody in higher education recommending a student consult wiki!
If you're looking for a place to be frustrated with assignments, deal with unprofessional professors, and be generally befuddled by the process of courses, Liberty is the place to be.
| Jun 13 2012 || Business - Management and Administration |
| Unable to reach professors, unable to obtain timely answers, unable to have professors fulfill complete academic accommodations per the disabilities act, professor flat out refuse to help. |
| Jun 08 2012 || Business - Management and Administration |
| It's their way or the highway....disagree and your grade will suffer. You're encouraged to find things wrong and debate, but don't do it! The students will oust you as well -- no more socializing with such heathens who are freethinkers with their own opinions. Make a 96 or above on EVERY assignment if you want an overall GPA of 4.0....their grading system is horribly unfair. |
| May 14 2012 || Other |
I hope to provide you with an objective and honest synopsis of my experience at Liberty University (online). I have attended the school since Nov. 2010 and I will graduate in approximately four weeks with an MBA in accounting (May 2012). I took 45 graduate-level and 21 additional undergraduate accounting prerequisite units at Liberty during these five semesters. |
I would characterize Liberty University as a vocational graduate school. The reason I say this is because virtually all classes require students to produce some sort of research project, which can be geared toward a personal pursuit. I took advantage of this aspect and researched every aspect of a personal business endeavor from financing and marketing to human resources and policy. The program allowed me to tailor the program to my needs, which is what I wanted. In this way it was money well spent.
That said, Liberty University is not a research-oriented school like some others here have mentioned. It isn't Harvard. Instead of providing opportunities abroad to study the influence of IFRS on Micronesian textile manufacturers, you will probably study the influence of IFRS on American tax systems by studying 20 peer-reviewed articles. You will likely not conduct any original research here, but you will definitely review lots of literature that is relevant to your particular interests/goals.
As I said before, I have attended since 2010. One thing I can say is that the coursework has become significantly more difficult recently. The school is working toward its ACBSP accreditation, and the grading has become much less lenient. You will have to participate in Peregrine Academic surveys, which are part of the accreditation process, and these surveys show you your individual placement compared to students at all ACBSP accredited universities. I usually placed between 75% and 85%, which I think is pretty good. My GPA at LU is a 3.75.
Some classes are very easy and some are very difficult. I believe that some of this depends on the student and some of it is probably due to the limitations of the online environment. For example, accounting and corporate finance were very difficult to learn outside of a classroom environment, but that is not necessarily the school's fault. These are just complicate subjects. Some other courses were pretty easy, but most were about average.
One person commented that the quality of discussion posts at Liberty is poor. This is true...sometimes. If there are 20 students in a class, about 5 will probably be abysmal, 10 will be average, and 5 will be pretty good. After wasting my time responding to poorly written assignments, I found it was better to find the good students. I also believe that the quality of writing has drastically improved with the ACBSP accreditation.
I opted for a master's degree to meet the baseline requirement for my CPA certification. I have been studying for the exam, and I have to admit that although most of the material is familiar from my studies at LU, I am definitely not ready to take the exam yet. I don't know if this is normal, but then again, I earned an MBA in accounting and not a master's in accounting.
I would recommend Liberty for a person who can use the degree to study for an existing profession or endeavor. I used the degree to write many aspects of a business plan and fulfill the requirements for a professional certification. It met my needs perfectly. I have a job waiting for me on graduation in corporate auditing for which I am thankful. I am also able to laugh at the price of some other universities, which can cost anywhere from $60k to $150k. After the military discount, my MBA will cost me $11,250 not counting prerequisites. The GI Bill paid for this and more.
Regarding earlier complaints Liberty University teaches a worldview and does not teach evidence-based education, that statement is not entirely accurate. Granted, Liberty University is the world's largest Christian university. Most assignments will require students to evaluate a subject from a Christian worldview. I generally see as an added task. For example, a recent assignment required students to write an essay examining an AICPA principle from: an accounting perspective, a deontological perspective, a utilitarian perspective, and a Christian perspective. Even though I am not mega-Christian like some other students here, I appreciate this aspect of the assignments. I have used it to help define my own set of values as they relate to various aspects of business culture by learning or incorporating Biblical principles. I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. If you do not like evaluating yourself or questioning your values, or if you are just plain anti-Christian, Liberty University may not be the best place for you.
On a side note, I believe that many of those who do not finish degrees at Liberty were unable to adapt to the workload. The school does not require a GMAT, so I am pretty sure that some people get in over their head by not taking the school seriously. If you plan to take 12 credits a semester, be prepared to write an average of 10-20 pages of good content every week, read and absorb 3-6 chapters of graduate-level text, and possibly complete several hours of other assignments. You will also probably become much faster at doing these tasks than you thought possible. Anyway, I hope this helps you.
Good luck and God bless!
| Apr 20 2012 || Business - Management and Administration |
Since June of 2010, I have had the great pleasure of attending Liberty University online. I hold a Bachelor of Science Business: Management degree with Liberty University, and I am currently in a Masters of Arts in Human Services degree program with Liberty.|
Attending Liberty University has been a breath of fresh air compaired to the secular university's I've attended (Valencia College, and Seminole College) which are poisioned with liberal bias and dictatorship-style teaching/advising/business. At Liberty University the staff are all outstanding servant leaders and have always gone above and beyond to assist me in every area of academic achievement. Liberty is also a very military friendly school.
I would highly recommend you choose Liberty University!! You will be glad you did! The professors are all top notch with execellent credentials, and are willing to serve the student (imagine that?!) The course content is designed for you to learn your material well (imagine that?) You will never find this individualized,caring, supportive relationship with any secular school out there. Liberty University is WONDERFUL in every way!
| Mar 13 2012 || Psychology |
I completed my M.Ed in three years while teaching part time at a Christian school. The program met my needs relative to pedagogy, however, I found some of the course work to be less than challenging. |
In the online program I spent approximately 20 hours a week on course work and received straight A's. Some tests required essay only reponses and critical thinking was required, however, many tests/quizzes where not necessarily challenging, but more time intensive. The professors where responsive and supportive. However, I found, way too often, the desire to negatively grade my peers writing during projects and online blackboard assignments. Definitely a bit frightening - can't imagine some (not all) of these students in this program teaching my children. It gave me great pause that these were my peers - and made me question the vaule of my degree graduating with High Distinction (4.0).
Overall, I got what I needed to be successful as a teacher at a very reasonable price. I am happy with my gained knowledge and can see it pay off in the classroom. I believe one can make this program work for their own success as a qualified and knowledgeable teacher - stay positive and get what you need from the program.
| Mar 04 2012 || Education |
I have attended Liberty University Online (Masters in Mental Health Counseling) for three weeks. I withdrew from classes yesterday due to the deplorable education I was receiving. |
The University focuses entirely too much on their "worldview". I deliberately had to answer questions on exams to their point of view even if it wasn't the scientifically correct answer. A graduate education should be about finding your own worldview, not about having one shoved down your throat.
The professors did not answer my questions adequately and seemed annoyed with my questions. They also graded work based on their biases, not on the quality of your work.
I spent 27 hrs. per week on coursework and I feel that my efforts were not reflected in my grades or in the information I have gained.
| Feb 05 2012 || Psychology |
I have attended Liberty University Online (LUO) since summer 2010. I have never visited the campus, and I have had little contact with other students. Also, the program I completed (Human Services - Business) did not require a thesis. Because of these reasons, most of the grades associated with this review are not completed.|
Financial Aid - I had no problems with the financial aid department at all.
General Studies - My studies at LUO did not feel like graduate studies at all. At best, the courses reviewed information from my undergraduate program. The professors are very light graders, and I was able to procure many 100% on assignments without effort. The courses required minimal critical thinking, and the work felt juvenile at times. The school appears to have very low expectations for its students.
My Study Focus (Human Services-Business) - My focus at Liberty was in Human Services, with a focus in Business. I looked forward to my courses, as I plan to move into nonprofit management in the future. The classes had little to do with the integration of the two fields. The Business classes were part of the school's MBA program, and the topic of human services or nonprofits was not once discussed. Stocks, bonds, and investments were studied, instead. These issues have no place in human services, and go against the very foundation they are built upon. The Human Service classes were very basic and required no effort.
Evaluation - I would not recommend LUO to anyone who is looking to better themselves through education. If they are simply looking to add letters or a title to their name, LUO is a cheap and easy way to do so. There is no challenge in the coursework and very little to learn.
| Dec 05 2011 || Other |
| Liberty University has outstanding academics. The professors are top notched and the classes that are offered are unmatched by any seminary in the world. |
| Oct 25 2011 || Religion/Religious |
| I earned my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and overall it was a great experience. The Ed.D. program is blended with online classes and "intensives" at the brick adn morter school. If you are self motivated and are truely a graduate level student, I would highly recommend Liberty. |
| Aug 23 2011 || Education |
| Very helpful admissions staff and financial aid staff. |
| Jul 14 2011 || Religion/Religious |
| I attended Liberty University Online (LUO) from 2009 - 2011 to receive my MA in Human Services - Business. I hold my BS from a major research-based university. I have found LUO the opposite of challenging. I was able to complete my first 2-3 courses based upon information from my Bachelor's level courses - not new information. The level of work that is expected is embarrassing. I have submitted un-edited reports and projects and still received 100%s. The discussion board assignments are embarrassing to read, as many of the other students lack any ability to critically think or present their ideas in a Graduate-appropriate manner. I spent very little work in my courses and still came out with very high marks. |
The classes are very inexpensive, so I suppose that I did get my money's worth out of them. I would not suggest this school to most people, as the school is not made for academically-minded people. At least I got some letters out of my name after it was all said and done.
| Apr 25 2011 || Other |
| At this point, I may as well have homeschooled grad school, and saved a ton of money. Calling advising is like calling customer service for a predatory lender--they know less about your question than you do, get defensive about school policies, and take you from asking respectful questions, to being totally exasperated. Do not expect any help with online learning from neither advising, nor the arrogant professors. Do not expect to get a job when you tell them that you have graduated from Liberty--if you graduate. Their graduation rate is 44%. Now, I know why. I have almost completed a program, and am denied an internship in my state because of my school--who does not have my state in the list of "problem states." I now have to transfer, and lose most of my 60 credit hours. Liberty is only collecting money from unsuspecting students, not providing an education. |
| Mar 16 2011 || Other |
| I will have to say about 85%-90% of my teachers were good teachers with the exception of 2 that were terrible overbearing and snotty. I give the administration (Financial aid, Academic Affairs, and Graduate Student Affairs and Student Advocate Office) here at Liberty an F. Student Advocate Office is a joke. I file a harassment complaint against a professor and they just made it up excuses, defending the professor replying by saying" Well maybe she meant this and maybe she is going through this?" Absolutely stupid and they have not even looked at the evidence that was filed with the complaint.|
The administration over financial aid does not give a flip for the students. There is a lot of politics here. You file a grievance and the system is one-sided. You file a complaint against the way the grievance was handled and a jerk administrator sends you harassing emails trying to pressure you into allowing him to handle the complaint because he knows the department chair you are complaining about and apparently is her friend. You file a complaint about possible harassment about a professor and you are mocked by the advisors. I will never support a University that has such corrupt administration and that are so self-righteous and over baring that they think they are better than you. I was actually told that I had to file a grievance in order to express my opinion. Unbelievable!
| Mar 04 2011 || Business - Management and Administration |
| Liberty University is the best. It is a rising star and is very old school, which I love. Unlike so many American universities, Liberty does not award top letter grades like candy. It also does not pander to the affirmative action crowd-either you can do the work at Liberty or you flunk. You also have to be able to write and research well in order to pass any of the classes. There are high expectations at Liberty. |
I also have a Master's degree from University of Michigan, Liberty University was more difficult academically. If you want an education that rivals one before the implementation of Outcome Based Education and the dumbing down of American higher education, Liberty is the place for you.
| Dec 28 2010 || Religion/Religious |
| Overall the online MBA is an average program. I already have a doctoral degree and decided to complete my MBA to have better insight into the business of my practice. Truthfully, I was looking for a program where I could obtain a good understanding of business and not break the bank with student loans. Liberty has proven to be just (extremely good price for military and dependents). Some of the classes are extremely challenging (similar in workload to a moderately difficult medical school class) while others are a complete waste of time. This however is not unlike any other program where some classes are difficult while others are easy. If you need assistance, the ancillary staff is great (though depending on when you call you may be on hold for a couple minutes as this is a very large online university).|
To summarize the above: average program, great ancillary staff, very organized, good value
| Nov 11 2010 || Business - Management and Administration |
| I am almost done with my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I chose to do a blended program which includes mostly online work but also four intensive courses taken on campus. I can understand how some online students feel like a number but I also think that is partly their lack of initiative in making connections with faculty and staff. All my professors have been very available and have even often given out their personal phone numbers. The academics are rigorous and I feel that if a student does all the course requires, s/he will be well prepared for internships and then a counseling career. Students are mostly Christian and operate from a biblical point of view but, from what I have seen, have been respectful (though not doormats) of those students who do not share the same point of view. Professors also all operate from a biblical point of view and are also respectful of those who do not while still not being doormats (I hope that makes sense). They are confident without being condescending. Overall, I would highly recommend the Liberty Counseling Master's program. |
| Aug 20 2010 || Psychology |
| The online MBA program was extremely good. I had actually transferred from another university to attend Liberty. It was the best college decision i ever made. I would rate the program, the professors and the delivery system as top notch. We even did the same capstone project used by the top business colleges in the world for our last class. Excellent! |
| Aug 16 2010 || Business - Management and Administration |
| If you are looking for a school where you are more than a number, DO NOT go to Liberty. I am a student in the online program and even though I am only a month into my time with Liberty I am already looking elsewhere. As an online student you are not given an academic advisor, if I were a resident I would have one. I called to ask about my internship, if I could work during it or if I would have to quit my job and the general academic advisor could not answer my question. Every time I call LU I am on hold for at least 20 minutes, and you never speak to the same person twice. I was given different information from several different FA advisors so I asked if I could just speak to the same person when I called and was told the "call center was too large to ask for just 1 person each time." For some reason, even though I called LU every week to check on the status of my FA refund, my loan was put on hold when it came into LU. When I asked why I was told "they would have to look into the matter and get back to me." The only reason I found out it was put on hold was because I called my bank and asked them where the money was. |
I would NOT recommend Liberty University to anyone. Another friend who is taking online classes at LU is looking elsewhere and his daughter who was a resident is leaving LU as well. I expected better from a Christian University.
| Apr 08 2010 || Education |
| The online master's degree in management is quite rigorous. I am exceptionally pleased with my education. However, I do not recommend the online format to everyone. You must be extremely organized,disciplined and self motivated in order to be successful. You must also have strong writing skills. The profs at Liberty are tough when it comes to writing style and formatting.|
Do not attend an online graduate school without the proper job experience. I have encountered many people who think they can get an MBA without experience and graduate with a great corporate job. This is not realistic in this economy.
| May 13 2009 || Business - Management and Administration |
| It is difficult to complete the enrollment process. They email you the directions, but the directions do not match the actual steps. They are friendly and "spiritual" to get you to enroll, but not all of the instructors display this attitude. You are basically on your own in some of the classes. Do not expect the instructors to assist; you either get a response with no help or no response at all. |
| Jun 26 2008 || Other |
Liberty University gives the illusion of being a tolerant university for religious education. This, to some extent is true. However, LU offers a very limited world view of evangelism, and belief systems.|
My worst trouble came from the amount of true/false exams taken at the graduate level. I felt that I was not encouraged to think at all,just memorize other people's opinions.
The other trouble came from the caliber of the other students. They were not willing to debate or think outside the box, instead they seemed to look for the answers outside the box rather than applying logic.
My final concern came in the last term (that just ended). Since I took the courses on-line, I responded only to Teaching Assistants. Never once did I hear a comment from an instructor. I don't think that is acceptable at a grad level coursework. The instructor should be available to debate and help you develop your self, not fit into a defined mold.
If you are OK with a fundamental theology, LU, is likely OK for you. If you, like me, want to challenge opinions and break them apart so you understand why you have certain beliefs, LU is probably not the right grad program for you.
PS I transferred out and none of my credits transferred. They are not telling the truth if they tell you your credits are good anywhere.
| May 14 2008 || Religion/Religious |
| I attended Liberty Seminary and I loved every minute that I was there. The faculty treated me like family, several even invited me into their homes. The level of Education was excellent, the professors are world class.|
Lynchburg is one of the finest cities in America, and Thomas Road is an excellent church. The rules at LU are fair and reasonable. The atmosphere is filled with God's love, grace and a true genuine Christian walk in the Lord.
| Nov 13 2007 || Other |
| This is one of the best schools in the nation and has the highest in education, ethics and moral values. It represents what every parent wants for their child and every child wants for their education. I would recommend that if you are a senior looking for excellence check out Liberty University to discover opportunities as they unfold in your life. |
| Jul 11 2007 || Psychology |
| Great MBA Online Program, great instructors and interaction. I have been able to put my MBA in to great use with a new career and a much greater income. |
| Jul 30 2004 || Business - Management and Administration |