Liberty University

Private, Four-years School Located in Lynchburg, VA

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How much is the Liberty tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Liberty's tuition & fees is $21,222.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $41,209 when a student lives on-campus.

Liberty Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$21,222
Books & Supplies Costs$1,309
On-campus Room & Board$12,350
On-campus Expenses$6,328
Off-campus Room & Board$9,712
Off-campus Expenses$7,340
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$23,800

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Liberty for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $174,336 at Liberty. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $256,041. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $195,711.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$27,796$47,148$37,529
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,406$56,457$43,859
Junior (2025-26)$47,682$68,458$51,957
Senior (2026-27)$62,452$83,978$62,366
4 Years Total$174,336$256,041$195,711
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,406$56,457$43,859
Sophomore (2025-26)$47,682$68,458$51,957
Junior (2026-27)$62,452$83,978$62,366
Senior (2027-28)$81,798$104,101$75,794
4 Years Total$228,338$312,994$233,976
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$47,682$68,458$51,957
Sophomore (2026-27)$62,452$83,978$62,366
Junior (2027-28)$81,798$104,101$75,794
Senior (2028-29)$107,135$130,244$93,169
4 Years Total$299,068$386,780$283,286
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$62,452$83,978$62,366
Sophomore (2027-28)$81,798$104,101$75,794
Junior (2028-29)$107,135$130,244$93,169
Senior (2029-30)$140,321$164,264$115,705
4 Years Total$391,706$482,586$347,034
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$81,798$104,101$75,794
Sophomore (2028-29)$107,135$130,244$93,169
Junior (2029-30)$140,321$164,264$115,705
Senior (2030-31)$183,786$208,594$144,994
4 Years Total$513,040$607,202$429,662

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Liberty' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Virginia, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $19,105.
Liberty University$21,222
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Virginia Four-years Colleges$19,101
Public Schools$8,992$19,087
Private Schools$19,105

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Liberty and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA$21,222$8,340
Shenandoah UniversityWinchester, VA$36,028$24,646
University of Management and TechnologyArlington, VA$9,450$7,110

Financial Aid and COA

At Liberty University, 40,160 students (83%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $7,344.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Liberty is $33,865 for students living on-campus and $32,239 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,362 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $12,471 and the average amount of student loans is $7,676.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$41,209
COA (off-campus)$39,583
Tuition & Fees$21,222
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,987
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,361
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,865
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,239
Average Financial Aid$7,344
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship40,16083%$7,344
Pell Grants18,45938%$4,483
Federal Student Loan23,77949%$7,325
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,36298%-
Grants or Scholarships4,35498%$12,471
Federal Grants1,28929%$6,930
Pell Grants1,26429%$4,980
Other Federal Grants1,25628%$2,100
State/Local Grants80918%$3,666
Institutional Grants4,32998%$9,795
Student Loan Aid2,36253%$7,676
Federal Student Loans2,33253%$5,402
Other Student Loans3428%$16,184

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Liberty's acceptance rate is 99.28%. A total of 28,448 applicants applied to and 28,244 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 5,461 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.34%.
To apply to Liberty, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate99.28%99.15%99.36%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.34%21.78%17.83%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Liberty University has a total of 96,709 students including 48,906 undergraduate and 47,803 graduate students. By gender, there are 38,704 male students and 56,005 female students attending Liberty. The school offers online degree programs and 81,026 students enrolled online exclusively (83.78% of all students).
Total94,709 38,70456,005
Undergraduate47,696 20,50027,196
Graduate47,013 18,20428,809

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered289 Programs
Online Program Offered204 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered106 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate99.00%
Student Population96,709
Graduation Rate65%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate79% (Full-time), 31% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,051 (Full-time), 2,098 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,740 (Full-time), 2,585 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$46,807
Average Staff Salary$50,086