Liberty University is the largest private non-profit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Student life at Liberty is exciting, and offers a unique emphasis on spiritual life, while maintaining a balance between recreation and academics. Liberty has 20 NCAA Division I Teams, as well as club teams and intramural teams, offering many options for students to participate.
With a population of over 75,000, Lynchburg proper is considerably smaller than many metropolitan suburbs. The city and five surrounding counties represent a population of more than 222,000, and is a region of remarkable diversity, industry, and historic significance.
Lynchburg is built on seven hills, creating spectacular vistas and a unique municipal layout. Lynchburg is home to four colleges/universities. It was ranked “2nd Best Small City” by Money Magazine and was included in the top 50 “Best Places to Raise a Family” by Reader’s Digest. Lynchburg is also one of the safest communities in the nation (ranked 7th safest according to the FBI), offering the comfort of feeling safe wherever you go.
Area rent and lifestyle expenses are below the national average, and many campus and local events are inexpensive or free.