Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA 24515

Liberty University is a private institution in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jerry Falwell founded the school in 1971. Falwell was a famed pastor and is buried in the ground of the university. The university remains a Christian university, requiring students to complete three Bible studies classes during their first year. It is also the largest Christian university in the world, enrolling over 15,000 students at the Lynchburg campus. Liberty University began offering online distance learning, leading to an additional 100,000 online students. The university is structured into 17 colleges offering 297 undergraduate programs, 319 master’s programs, and 32 doctoral programs.

Liberty University has an MSN program and several BSN options. The BSN programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and LPN to BSN. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program accepts 40 students each summer. This BSN track is a four-year program with nursing courses spread throughout the four years instead of requiring students to wait until their junior year to begin their nursing education. In clinical settings, the school maintains a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, providing students with individualized attention. The MSN program is typically completed in two years and the classes are offered entirely online.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Christian
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. RN to BSN
  3. LPN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. BSN

    The Liberty University BSN program is designed to prepare ethical nurses committed to Christian values.

    The nursing curriculum is a composite of courses from the arts, sciences and the Bible in addition to academic and clinical nursing courses.

    The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

    Students who successfully graduate from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Licensure exam to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

    Admission Requirements

    • Nursing Program Application
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Official transcripts for all college level coursework
    • Recommendation letters
    • Nursing program pre-admission exam
    • Completion of all pre-requisite course satisfactorily by the prescribed deadline

    Applicants provisionally accepted into the program will be required to submit additional program specific requirements including the physical health examination, laboratory exam, immunization series, drug screening and criminal background check as required by clinical locations and the licensing body.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 488
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 115

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Liberty University

Lynchburg College
3.28 miles away
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
42.15 miles away
Averett University
54.91 miles away
Eastern Mennonite University
79.64 miles away
Duke University
94.05 miles away
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
97.82 miles away
Bluefield College
113.64 miles away
Davis & Elkins College
114.83 miles away
West Virginia Wesleyan College
126.46 miles away
Barton College
131.76 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1980 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 600
SAT: Math470 to 590
SAT: Writing450 to 580
ACT Composite21 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,375
30k to 48k$22,528
48k to 75k$24,551
75k to 110k$27,125
Over 110k$27,121
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $384.00 $384.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $466.00 $466.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Liberty University
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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