Message from the President

Message from the President

President Dondi E. Costin sitting in his office.

Liberty University, founded in 1971 with 154 students, has grown to become the largest university in Virginia and one of the largest Christian universities in the world. More than 125,000 students study either residentially at our Lynchburg, Va., campus or through our online programs.

At Liberty, we recognize that you are more than the career you pursue. That’s why we will teach you not only how something is done but also why it should be done — and how you can transform the world by doing it. More than 700 unique programs of study are available to you, many of which combine collaboration between disciplines with hands-on opportunities to simulate the real world environments you will encounter when you graduate.

Our passion for excellence stems from our deep commitment to Training Champions for Christ. All of our courses are taught from a biblical worldview and support our mission to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. Every faculty member is a professing Christian who believes that teaching is a calling, not just a job, and every student is prepared for a life of meaningful service to God and to others. Social responsibility, humanitarian aid, and service-learning opportunities are all intentionally integrated into the Liberty experience.

The same standard for excellence that we invest in our programs is also invested in our campus. Nearly $1 billion has gone into state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities over the last decade because students who learn and compete in cutting-edge environments are primed for success anywhere. While our top priorities remain academic and spiritual in nature, Liberty also gives students the DI college experience, with 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams, 42 Club Sports teams, and a wide variety of student activities, intramural sports, and recreational opportunities that you will not find at other Christian colleges.

I invite you to explore our courses and learn more about how Liberty can help prepare you for the career you have dreamed of as you join a community of others who share your vision for making the world a better place.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dondi E. Costin, Ph.D.

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