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Since 1971, Liberty’s mission as a university has been to provide a world-class educational experience with a solid Christian foundation to equip men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life. An accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools and more than 550 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level, Liberty offers educational opportunities for students at every stage of life, developing leaders of vision and integrity in fields such as medicine, education, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. With a nearly $1 billion campus upgrade taking place, Liberty is demonstrating its commitment to providing students with state-of-the-art technology and hands-on learning opportunities. Additionally, Liberty, a pioneer in distance education, offers one of the most robust and diverse online programs in the world.

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Liberty Athletics, part of the Big South Conference, fields 20 NCAA Division I teams, while Liberty’s Club Sports program boasts 41 teams. Additionally, Liberty has been approved by the NCAA to begin the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) reclassification process to compete at the highest level of college football, a goal envisioned since the university’s earliest days. A focus on health and wellness has resulted in an exciting variety of social and recreational activities on campus, a thriving intramural sports program, and awardwinning dining and residential facilities. As a community committed to Christ, Liberty emphasizes strong academic achievement and service to others. Liberty is, in every way, a world-class institution of higher learning. Students here are prepared for more than a vocation — they are prepared for life.

MEDIA INFORMATION We appreciate your interest in the university. Visit www.Liberty.edu/News to read news releases from the university. For at-a-glance information regarding enrollment, degree programs, and college rankings, you may visit www.Liberty.edu/SmartNumbers.

PRESS INQUIRIES LEN STEVENS Executive Director of External Communications ljstevens@liberty.edu (434) 582-7751

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Global Leaders Engage Liberty Students Liberty University Convocation is the largest weekly gathering of Christian students in the world and draws crowds of over 11,000, with thousands more watching online. The event is typically held in the Vines Center at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the semester. Convocations can be viewed online at www.Liberty.edu/Watch. Past Convocations can be viewed at www.Liberty.edu/Streaming. Students hear from CEOs, film directors, politicians, preachers, athletes, authors, scholars, and other prominent figures from diverse spheres of influence. A unique platform, Convocation provides students with opportunities to engage new ideas and learn to think critically on matters of faith and culture.

“You only get one lifetime on planet Earth. You don’t get 10 of these. This isn’t practice for the next one. This isn’t a dress rehearsal for life — this is it.” LOUIE GIGLIO, Pastor and Author

“The greatest calling you can have is the one God has for you. You may not hear it right now; you may not hear it for a long time … But if you put your heart forward and step into life with conviction, then you’ll know your calling.” RANDALL WALLACE,

Screenwriter and Director

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“It is amazing to be here and to feel the love and the passion for Christ that is here. I commend you for creating that kind of environment.” STEPH CURRY,

NBA Champion and two-time league MVP

“Our emphasis in this country should not be on unanimity of speech or unanimity of thought but on learning how to be respectful of people with whom we disagree. If we can ever learn this principle, we will be on our way to having a much stronger nation.” DR. BEN CARSON,

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

“Liberty University is an entrepreneurial university, doing things over the years that others have not done. You are far ahead of the pack.” STEVE FORBES, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media


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RECOGNIZED AS A MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL BY PUBLICATIONS IDENTIFYING INSTITUTIONS THAT DO THE MOST TO SUPPORT MILITARY STUDENTS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES

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Financial Strength Strong credit ratings from Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service place Liberty among the nation’s highest-rated universities for financial strength

TUITION RATES AMONG THE LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY

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JERRY FALWELL LIBRARY Named After the Founder Opened in 2014, the Jerry Falwell Library spans four stories and totals more than 170,000 square feet. Equipped with state-of-theart technology — including a two-story robotic book retrieval system — the library assists students in their academic pursuits by providing learning resources in both traditional and innovative formats.

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HANCOCK WELCOME CENTER Positioned near the entrance to main campus, the Hancock Welcome Center greets Liberty’s new students, alumni, and visitors. An excellent example of Jeffersonian architecture, the welcome center, which opened in 2012, houses the university boardroom and a formal president’s office. The facility is staffed with representatives from various university offices.

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ARTHUR S. DEMOSS HALL Originally constructed in 1985, Arthur S. DeMoss Hall underwent an extensive expansion in 2000. Housing computer labs, classrooms, lecture halls, and a rooftop terrace, the 4-story, 500,000-square-foot DeMoss Hall now serves as one of the principal academic facilities on campus.

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MONTVIEW STUDENT UNION Completed in Fall 2016, the Montview Student Union houses student services’ offices, six dining venues, a gaming area, a large event space with seating for up to 700 guests, an eight-lane bowling alley, and a comfortable lounge area opening onto the Academic Lawn.

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SCIENCE HALL Located in the Academic Commons, the Science Hall affords undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work alongside professors conducting research. The 4-story, 121,000-square-foot building contains classrooms and an expansive auditorium, as well as more than 20 “wet� labs, a cadaver lab, a cell-culture facility, and several research labs. Housing the Department of Biology & Chemistry and the Department of Health Professions, the facility is outfitted with more than $2 million in new equipment, including a gene sequencer and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

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CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE WORSHIP ARTS The new 141,000-square-foot School of Music facility is comprised of two linked, 4-story buildings. Equipped with 124 Steinway pianos, the facility houses 43 teaching studios as well as piano, songwriting, and music computer labs. Additionally, the facility includes two recital halls and a fine arts concert hall capable of seating 1,600 guests.

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COLLEGE of OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE The College of Osteopathic Medicine trains skilled and discerning physicians who are committed to advancing medical knowledge while providing patient-centered care with a servant’s heart. Along with select programs of the School of Health Sciences, the college is housed in the 4-story, 140,000-square-foot Center for Medical and Health Sciences. With classrooms and lecture halls equipped for interactive learning, a research center, standardized patient and simulation facilities, clinical medicine and anatomy labs, an extensive library, and incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the center is second to none in the medical profession. 17

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SCHOOL of NURSING Liberty University School of Nursing — the largest nursing school in Virginia — provides more than 800 residential students with a comprehensive clinical experience, as well as a foundation in nursing skills, behavioral and social sciences, and the liberal arts. Utilizing innovative technology and encouraging compassionate medical care, the School of Nursing equips graduates from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of each patient.

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SCHOOL of LAW Liberty University School of Law combines education in law theory and history with practical legal training. Through the innovative Center for Lawyering Skills, externship opportunities, and extensive training in mock trial courtrooms, the School of Law produces practitioners of law able to positively contribute to their respective legal bars and communities.

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CENTER FOR LAW & GOVERNMENT In collaboration with the School of Law and the Helms School of Government, the Center for Law & Government is a hub for the free exchange of ideas and the robust debate over issues of both state and national importance. The center, headed by former U.S. Congressman Robert Hurt, allows students to put what they have learned into practice in skills labs, where they can participate in real-world scenarios and receive feedback. The Center for Law & Government ensures that Liberty students graduate with a full appreciation for our Constitution and the value of our freedom. LIBERT Y.EDU

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Liberty University School of Business develops students to be both Champions for Christ and effective businesspeople. The school’s focus on commitment, service, and learning is a joint effort between faculty, students, and God. Students are challenged to serve each other, love others more than themselves, and become all that God made them to be. Liberty University School of Business students are being trained to become the employees, leaders, and entrepreneurs that organizations are seeking.

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HELMS SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT The Helms School of Government develops leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. Teaching classes from a conservative Christian perspective, the school offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, along with certificates and a variety of focused minor degree options. By instilling a Christian sense of justice and civic duty in students, the Helms School of Government prepares them to make an impact in the world by teaching students the lifechanging principle of “service greater than self.”

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CINEMATIC ARTS, ZAKI GORDON CENTER The Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center is a film school that reaches beyond the traditional model of film education by relying heavily on experiential learning. Film students benefit from cutting-edge technology, which allows them to gain extensive experience working with the type of equipment used in professional film production. The center is currently producing “Extraordinary,” its first film to premiere nationwide. The film tells the amazing story of Liberty professor Dr. David Horton’s 1995 Trans-America footrace. “Extraordinary” will be released in select theaters in September 2017.

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TOWER THEATER Home to Alluvion Stage Company and the Department of Theatre Arts, the Tower Theater features a Broadwaystyle fly tower and professional rigging system, seats 640 guests, and includes 12,000 square feet of backstage and support space. Recent productions include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Sister Act,” and “Guys and Dolls.”

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WILLIAMS STADIUM Capable of seating 19,200 spectators, Williams Stadium features a 110-foot viewing tower, five levels, and 18 luxury suites. The stadium complex also houses the Football Operations Center, which includes coaches’ offices, equipment and weight rooms, locker rooms, and a training facility. On Feb. 16, 2017, the NCAA approved Liberty’s waiver request to compete at the FBS level as an independent. The 2017 season will mark the beginning of the transition period, fulfilling Dr. Jerry Falwell’s vision for the university to compete at the highest level of college football. 25

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LIBERTY INDOOR TRACK COMPLEX The Liberty Indoor Track Complex features a six-lane, hydraulically banked 200-meter track — one of approximately 15 in the nation — and an infield that includes two horizontal jumps and two pole vault runways. Completed in Spring 2017, the Indoor Track Complex has a seating capacity of 1,500 and accommodates all track & field events.

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LIBERTY MOUNTAIN SNOWFLEX CENTRE The Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is a year-round snowless skiing, snowboarding, and tubing slope. The first of its kind in North America, the Snowflex Centre is home to the Liberty University Ski & Snowboard team and is open to the public.

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LAHAYE ICE CENTER The LaHaye Ice Center is home to the Liberty University synchronized and figure skating teams, as well as the men’s and women’s hockey teams. Additionally, the ice center is open to the public for skating, birthday parties, and skating lessons for all ages. The ice center recently underwent renovations and now accommodates 4,000 fans and has 10 box suites and larger concessions areas.

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LAHAYE RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER The 230,000-square-foot LaHaye Recreation & Fitness Center boasts seven hardwood basketball courts, four volleyball courts, a 25-yard lane pool, two indoor AstroTurf soccer fields, cardio and weight training rooms, multipurpose recreational space, racquetball courts, and a 4,000-square-foot climbing area with a 40-foot climbing tower.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES Students benefit from a campus that spans more than 7,000 acres and offers numerous recreational opportunities. Campus facilities include the Liberty Equestrian Center, a paintball complex, beach volleyball courts, and the Liberty Mountain Trail System with over 50 miles of trails. Students also enjoy an outdoor recreation center with a lake and ropes course, kayaking, and camping.

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LIBERTY BASEBALL STADIUM Opened in February 2013, the Liberty Baseball Stadium houses the program’s offices, a fully equipped media area, and a club room. Featuring an AstroTurf playing surface and 2,500 chairback seats for spectators, the park has been named among the top 100 best stadium experiences nationwide and was ranked the fifth best college ballpark experience in the country in 2016 by Stadium Journey. In 2017, NCAA.com named the Liberty Baseball Stadium one of seven must-visit college baseball stadiums. MEDIA KITKIT SPRING SPRING 2017 2017 31 31MEDIA


KAMPHUIS FIELD AT LIBERTY SOFTBALL STADIUM Mirroring features of the Liberty Baseball Stadium, the NCAAregulation Liberty Softball Stadium includes locker rooms, a video scoreboard, AstroTurf with a clay infield, and 1,000 chairback seats for spectators. Our softball stadium was recently named the second-best college softball stadium in the nation by FloSoftball.com and one of the seven top college softball stadiums by NCAA.com. LIBERT Y.EDU

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FREEDOM TOWER At 275 feet, Freedom Tower will be the tallest structure in the city of Lynchburg. Serving as the focal point of campus, the tower will be home to the Rawlings School of Divinity, the world’s largest accredited school for religious and ministerial training. The tower will include an observation floor with expansive views, an event space, and an assembly of specially commissioned bells forged at the Royal Dutch Bell Foundry in Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands. Freedom Tower is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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The Academic and Performance Center will integrate educational facilities with rehabilitation and strength and conditioning facilities to provide Liberty student-athletes with optimal resources for academic and athletic success. Scheduled to open in Fall 2017, the facility will feature academic offices, tutoring centers, study halls, an Olympic weight room and sports medicine area with exam rooms, an X-ray room, treatment and taping tables, and trainer offices, as well as an athlete fueling station offering performance drinks, smoothies, and nutritious foods. LIBERT Y.EDU

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LIBERTY INDOOR FOOTBALL PRACTICE FACILITY Featuring a curved roof with a 70-foot-high clearance, the indoor football practice facility will have a turf playing surface and plenty of glass to allow for natural lighting. The building, which is located in front of Williams Football Operations Center, will tie into a planned expansion to the east side of Williams Stadium. The practice facility is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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LIBERTY NATATORIUM The 75,000-square-foot Liberty Natatorium will feature an eight-lane, 50-meter pool and a separate 17-footdeep diving well with a full tower that includes 1- and 3-meter springboards and 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5-, and 10-meter platforms. The natatorium is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Following Commencement 2017, Liberty will start building a new 78,000-square-foot, threestory building for the School of Business. Features will include meeting, conference, and executive boardrooms, a 500-seat auditorium, and a number of innovative spaces — from information technology labs to networking and data centers. Plans also call for a simulated stock trading room, which would be visible from behind glass and include a real-time ticker, New York Stock Exchange display boards, and computer terminals. The new building will serve as a training ground for finance, accounting, and international business students.

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RESIDENTIAL COMMONS Comprised of two nearly identical 9-story residence halls, the Residential Commons currently houses 2,200 students. Each room features a private bath, and every floor provides laundry facilities and a common lounge. The first residence hall was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. The second residence hall was completed in Spring 2016, and a third high-rise residence hall is under construction in the Commons area and is expected to be finished in Summer 2017.

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INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.* In addition to regional accreditation, many of Liberty’s programs are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:

ATHLETIC TRAINING Liberty’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

BUSINESS Liberty’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence. Programs that have achieved accredited status include: • A.A. in Accounting • A.A. in Business • A.A. in Business Management Information Systems • B.S. in Accounting • B.S. in Business Administration • B.S. in Business Information Management Systems • Master of Business Administration • M.S. in Accounting

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CENTER for COUNSELING & FAMILY STUDIES Liberty’s residential M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Liberty’s M.Ed. in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

EDUCATION Liberty University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System for a period of 7 years from 2015-2022.

ENGINEERING Liberty’s Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Programs that have received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: •

B.S. in Computer Engineering

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering

The B.S. in Computer Science has received accreditation from Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.


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Liberty’s Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Liberty University School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA).

MUSIC The School of Music is accredited by and a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM accredits all music programs. The School of Music also offers two degrees that are not music degrees: the M.A. in Worship Studies and the Doctor of Worship Studies.

*Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

NURSING Liberty’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is provisionally accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA).

SPORT MANAGEMENT Liberty University has received specialized accreditation for its sport management programs through the Commission on Sport Management Education (COSMA) located in Arlington, Va. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: • B.S. in Sport Management •

M.S. in Sport Management with cognates in Sport Administration, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Tourism, and General Studies

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