a transfer student out of PCC in Florida, Liberty was
a GIFT. The rules were absolutely more reasonable at LU.
Do I think they could have let us dress down
for classes - yes. In the grand scheme, though, I
had a stellar work wardrobe when I was finished.
I can honestly say, that for a Christian college, there
is a lot of value at Liberty. I feel my
education was competitive, and I had no problems gaining admittance
into the Master's program of my choice. In fact, I
am now a college professor at JMU in Harrisonburg, VA.
Despite Jerry's media presence, I continue to be proud
of my time at LU. I made some fantastic friends
(that I still keep in touch with 12+ years post-graduation),
and I'm in a dream job that is directly attributable
to some of my instruction from the School of Business
& Gov't faculty.
I even work with my former RA
and her husband here at JMU. It's a small world...and
we're doing just fine.
The accreditation status is definitely a
plus. It helps for advanced degrees not to have to
explain the merits of your previous degree program —and that's
a luxury when compared to other Christian institutions.
had it to do all over again, I'd absolutely re-do
my time at LU. The university could indeed benefit from
increased school spirit, less emphasis on losing sports programs, and
more emphasis on academic, merit-based scholarships. But, these problems are
not unique to LU. There will always be something to
complain about wherever you go - work, school, or otherwise.
Try to take it in stride. If you want a
good education, you can get one anywhere - LU included.
From the faculty side of the fence, I thrive on
students that really want to learn...and don't come into a
program with a sense of entitlement (i.e. I did my
4 years, now give me a degree). Quite frankly, if
that sense of entitlement is pervasive in your way of
thinking, by all means, go somewhere else. Otherwise you risk
de-valuing my degree, and the degrees of those before and