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Liberty University Admission Requirements

Lynchburg, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Liberty University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Liberty University? Liberty University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Liberty University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Liberty University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Liberty University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
49%
SAT Scores for Liberty University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Liberty University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Liberty University?

Liberty University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Liberty University ranks #13 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Liberty University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >66%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 50%-66%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 34%-50%
935 to 1040 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 935 Low <22%
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Liberty University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
33%
ACT Scores for Liberty University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Liberty University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Liberty University?

Admission data indicates that Liberty University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Liberty University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Liberty University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >66%
25 to 29 Avg + 50%-66%
21 to 25 Avg - 34%-50%
17 to 21 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 17 Low <22%
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Liberty University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.58
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Liberty University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Liberty University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Liberty University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Liberty University accepts 50% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Liberty University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.89% Good
3.75 to 3.99 33.11% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.03% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.56% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.89% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.62% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.84% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.06% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

83% of Liberty University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Liberty University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 83%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Liberty University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Liberty University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Liberty University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Liberty University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232557 IPEDS survey data for Liberty University.

FAQs

Does Liberty University prefer SAT or ACT?

49% of students submit their SAT scores to Liberty University. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Liberty University?

Liberty University has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.