Liberty University, founded in 1971 by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, is located on 6,000 acres in scenic Lynchburg, Virginia. It is the largest evangelical university in the world. Total enrollment is more than 60,000 students, including the distance learning program. The chancellor of Liberty University is Jerry Falwell, Jr. The mission of Liberty University is, “to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrow’s world.” A common motto of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell for Liberty University was, “if it’s Christian it should be better.” In turn, Liberty offers 115 undergraduate areas of study, 24 graduate areas of study and 3 doctoral programs. Notable schools include the Liberty University School of Law, the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Jesse Helms School of Government.
Liberty University students are known for their theologically, socially, and fiscally conservative views on issues like “…an absolute repudiation of ‘political correctness,’ a strong commitment to political conservatism, total rejection of socialism, and firm support for America’s economic system of free enterprise,” among other things. The experience at Liberty does not stop with the classroom. Dormitories are supervised by a small army of “student leaders” who work to maintain the spiritual and social health of the halls.
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Liberty mentors one student leader for every five residential students, assuring that no single student is left without adequate social, spiritual, and academic support. The thrice-weekly, university-wide chapel service plays hosts to 60 national leaders each school year. It is considered to be a required stop on the national, conservative campaign trail, and it is North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian young people. In addition, the university has gathered dozens of “Big South Conference Championships” through its 20 NCAA Division 1 sports, it has a national champion debate team, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs, and hosts numerous special conferences devoted to Biblical and contemporary issues.