Life University

Private, Four-years School Located in Marietta, GA

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How much is the Life tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Life's tuition & fees is $15,036.
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 $45,036 when a student lives on-campus.

Life Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$15,036
Books & Supplies Costs$2,400
On-campus Room & Board$18,000
On-campus Expenses$9,600
Off-campus Room & Board$18,000
Off-campus Expenses$9,600
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$16,252

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $67,013 at Life. 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 $225,503. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $178,746.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$15,694$47,434$36,484
Sophomore (2024-25)$16,380$52,881$41,452
Junior (2025-26)$17,096$59,072$47,144
Senior (2026-27)$17,844$66,116$53,666
4 Years Total$67,013$225,503$178,746
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$16,380$52,881$41,452
Sophomore (2025-26)$17,096$59,072$47,144
Junior (2026-27)$17,844$66,116$53,666
Senior (2027-28)$18,624$74,138$61,143
4 Years Total$69,944$252,207$203,405
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$17,096$59,072$47,144
Sophomore (2026-27)$17,844$66,116$53,666
Junior (2027-28)$18,624$74,138$61,143
Senior (2028-29)$19,439$83,279$69,716
4 Years Total$73,003$282,605$231,670
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$17,844$66,116$53,666
Sophomore (2027-28)$18,624$74,138$61,143
Junior (2028-29)$19,439$83,279$69,716
Senior (2029-30)$20,289$93,705$79,549
4 Years Total$76,195$317,238$264,075
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$18,624$74,138$61,143
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,439$83,279$69,716
Junior (2029-30)$20,289$93,705$79,549
Senior (2030-31)$21,176$105,605$90,830
4 Years Total$79,528$356,727$301,239

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Life' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $19,537.
In-StateOut-of-State
Life University$15,036
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Life 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.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Life UniversityMarietta, GA$15,036$10,806
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$16,805$12,774
South University-SavannahSavannah, GA$18,238$16,536
Georgia College & State UniversityMilledgeville, GA$28,178$20,336
Piedmont UniversityDemorest, GA$30,680$11,940
Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannah, GA$40,595$41,585
University of North GeorgiaDahlonega, GA$15,441$17,904

Financial Aid and COA

At Life University, 704 students (76%) 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 $10,491.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Life is $34,545 for students living on-campus and $34,545 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 157 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 $11,923 and the average amount of student loans is $7,284.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$45,036
COA (off-campus)$45,036
Tuition & Fees$15,036
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$30,000
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$30,000
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,545
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,545
Average Financial Aid$10,491
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship70476%$10,491
Pell Grants36640%$5,274
Federal Student Loan45549%$6,387
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid15792%-
Grants or Scholarships15390%$11,923
Federal Grants7544%$5,561
Pell Grants7544%$5,213
Other Federal Grants95%$2,906
State/Local Grants4426%$2,775
Institutional Grants13278%$9,735
Student Loan Aid8550%$7,284
Federal Student Loans8550%$5,758
Other Student Loans64%$21,609

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Life's acceptance rate is 95.91%. A total of 318 applicants applied to and 305 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 173 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 56.72%.
To apply to Life, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants318187$131
Admitted305176$129
Enrolled17397$76
Acceptance Rate95.91%94.12%98.47%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)56.72%55.11%58.91%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordNeither Required Nor Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Life. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 988 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total9888901,085
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW495450540
SAT Math493440545
ACT Composite191721
National Average24
Georgia Average22
ACT Math201623
ACT English181421

Student Population

Life University has a total of 2,753 students including 915 undergraduate and 1,838 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,350 male students and 1,437 female students attending Life. The school offers online degree programs and 215 students enrolled online exclusively (7.81% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,787 1,3501,437
Undergraduate921 446475
Graduate1,866 904962

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA
Phone800-543-3202
WEBwww.life.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered19 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered6 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate97.77%
Yield38.36%
Student Population2,753
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate25%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 67% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties124 (Full-time), 66 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs447 (Full-time), 93 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,100
Average Staff Salary$63,576