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Liberty University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessD Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeD
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Creativity/ Innovation
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Dec 10 2009
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
let me first off say that i am a Christan and i believe in god.despite almost everybody (including the media) talking about the horrible things they preach at this university, i decided to give the school a try. i had a positive attitude and was very excited upon arriving at liberty, but boy was that a big kick in the balls.
The school
so obviously, "liberty" university is a Private fundamentalist baptist college created by no other than the infamous Dr. Jerry Falwell hell bent to brainwash everyone that dares to attend his university. the education is very bias with an extreme Christan point of view. generally people at this school believe that the earth is 10000 years old and at one point dinosaurs and humans coexisted like the Flinstones. you have some required classes to take like genEd evan some bible classes and creation studies. from what i hear, tranfering to a more legit college is difficult due to liberty's bad reputation (depends on how long you are at liberty). teachers are pretty nice and will help you if you ask.
The facilities
although Dr Jerry fatwell was an evil man he was very wealthy and knows how to flaunt it. the facilities are very modern and well maintained and recently snowflex opened which i personally think is pretty cool. the student center is new and a great place to hang out or work out. the east campus dorms are the best. its almost like living in an apartment. this is all part of a diabolical plan to reach their goal of like 20000 students to attend "liberty" unfortunately this tactic proves successful and many fell into the trap...
Big Brother is watching you (rules)
ah yes, gotta love the rules otherwise known as the "liberty" way. the liberty way consist of overwhelmingly amounts rules and regulations so many that you will have to see for your self but ill tell a few. there is curfew mon wed thurs is at 12 am tues is at 10pm and i believe sat and sun is at 12 30 am or 1 am. the curfew isnt that bad since there is no night life at lynchburg or parites or anything exciting. at curfew the RAs do room checks to make sure your in the dorm. alcohol is obviously not allowed and at this school they actually enforce it. no R rated movies and there is a dress code for men and women(google liberty way for more info).every tuesday night at 10pm you HAVE to go to hall meetings and after that prayer groups which is completely pointless and god forbids you don't go your screwed. its very hard to avoid prayer group and hall meeting since they always check and make sure everyone is there. people are not allowed to visit the opposite sex's room at all. the internet is censored no better than Chinese internet. you must also abide by the liberty Christan values no matter how crazy it is. on an interesting note, while you are on and off campus you are still under the claws liberty way (as long as u attend liberty). failure to comply to theses ridiculous rules will be unmerciful. depending on the unholy crime you commit it could be from just a slap on the wrist reprimands suspension or expel. they usually like handing out reprimands or fines. you can get fines for just about anything from forgetting to make your bed to being insubordinate etc. the fines $$ varies depending on the unholy crime. you have to be very careful if u dare to swim against the current. everyone watches you. you cant trust anyone not your friends not classmates and not even your roommates!! i have heard stories of people getting into trouble because their friends or roomates would snitch them out come on why snitch on people whats up with that? i have been fortunate that my roommates haven't squealed on me although they probably wanted to. now i hear that they track what you do on the computer and RAs hanging out at movie theaters to watch for liberty students going to see an R rated movies. this sounds extreme i know but i wouldn't be too surprised if they do go to that extreme measure. my advice stay below the radar and you will be fine thats how i made it :)
The atmosphere the students and the holy activities
this is were is really sucked. i have never met so many ignorant narrow minded bigots hateful people all in one area in my entire life.they act like they are the Superior human beings because they think god loves them more than anyone else. students that come here r usually very sheltered and had been brainwashed since they were 5. the atmosphere is very dry with a sense of big brother watching you. girls here are nice but defiantly NOT friendly. if your thinking about dating forget it most girls are either taken (for good) don't want a relationship or married to Christ. our sister dorm was just a bunch of stuck up freaks and all of the brother and sister dorm activities didn't work out. you MUST think and act like everyone else if you want to have friends! if you dare to be in individual with ideas and a different point of view they will shun you and you will have no friends at all. i tried to think like an individual and it got me nowhere and it was hell. liberty offers spiritual activities like all night of prayer that are optional. my RAs woke me up at 3am to go pray and they forced me to go. if you dont do any of the spiritual actives people will judge you as an evil sinner. everyone goes to church ALOT more times than that of a average person in a week. religion is forced down your throat on a daily basis and also their extreme right wing political ideas. at "liberty" you are not allowed to have an idea or a belief of your own and your constitutional rights are greatly suppressed at liberty. i personally think thats very unamerican.
this is a mandatory event you will have to go to 3 times a week mon wed fri at 10am to 11am. this is were liberty pulls out the big guns of mass brainwashing and propaganda. they play Christan music and have guest speakers that preach for an hour its pretty boring.they tend to bash Islam alot. i cant believe that they would preach hatred and intolerance. you must sit with your dorm so that the RAs can check you and also keep an eye on you. there are people that walk around the vines center to make sure that everyone is paying attention and not doing homework. missing convocation is considered a serious unholy offense and can result in reps up the a$$. so never miss convo they will notice. my advise dont fall asleep or u will be fined $$$.
the town of Lynchburg
Lynchburg is a small city with not much to do. they have a walmart a mall and a dollar movie theater. it gets boring pretty soon and eveything closes down at like 9pm. i feel bad for the city because it got a big nasty tumor growing. i talked to some of the locals and they dont even like liberty university but they cant say anything because they are to afraid to speak out. i wont be surprised that in the near future Lynchburg gets renamed "Falwell City"
The moral of this rant
this school blows. it was a waste of my time and everyone at liberty is so uptight! if ur majoring in science or engineering premed go to a real college that has a good name for itself. unbiased education will get you far in life as well as a good job. if you still decide to go to liberty prepare to lose your rights and get brainwashed. oh and one more thing if your not a baptist they will try to convert you. i am going to save my sanity and transfer to a REAL college as soon as this semester is over. ye be warned!
responseYou choose to attend a fundamentalist Christian college, founded by Jerry Falwell, as you point out, and then you proceed to complain about just that. How to put this politely... not everyone is college material and perhaps you would better spend your money at a trade school focusing on something you can do with your hands.
commentThe university uses a "milk before meat" approach, advertising the less insane aspects of the school before enforcing the draconian rules of the students. I don't believe that there's anything wrong with the reviewer here, and your response is absolutely rude
commentUm, basic grammar, punctuation and capitalization in your review tells us that education is most certainly NOT important to you. Why on earth would you enroll in a conservative Christian university without knowing its worldview? Do your research in advance!
commentThis reviewer paints a very distorted picture of LU. Besides his review being very emotional, his ad hominem attacks on the founder Dr. Falwell, his unfair generalization of the student body (are they all arrogant and stuck up?), and mainly untrue critique of the academics at LU this reviewer completely misrepresents the spirit of the Liberty Way. Yes, there is a student behavior/honor code, but this student should have read it beforehand because he/she signed it; it is a prerequisite to being accepted. However, the spirit of the Liberty Way is not to stifle your life and make it boring, but it follows the spirit of the Christian faith. His claim that the school want to brainwash its students is also untrue. Yes, the school has a position on the age of the earth as well as many other things, but it doesn't force you to believe it. It teaches it and tests on it, but that's not the same as saying it tries to brainwash you. Also, the majority of the students at LU and almost all the faculty are very helpful, genuine, and friendly. I know all these things because I have attended LU for 4 1/2 years. I'm not a Baptist, but of a different denomination, and I had no problem in any of my classes. If anything, it helped me ask helpful questions about what I believe. I believe it is unfortunate that this student left the school with this impression, but I find it hard to believe that he/she had an objective view in his/her review.
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