How to Write a Personal Statement Essay when Applying to Liberty University?

Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia Area

Admission Essay requirements

Provide an essay of 200­400 words on the following: How will your personal faith and beliefs allow you to contribute to Liberty’s mission to develop Christ­centered leaders?

In your essay heading, please include your full name, address, and date of birth. 

Admission essay/personal statement essay prompts


Office of Admissions Contacts

Resident Graduate Admissions Office:
Phone: 1­877­298­9617
Fax: 434­522­0430

Liberty University statistics (Alumni data based)

Where they live

Lynchburg, Virginia Area - 8,278
Washington D.C. Metro Area - 5,981
Greater Atlanta Area - 4,298
Norfolk, Virginia Area - 3,025
Richmond, Virginia Area - 2,810

Where they work

US Army - 1,652
United States Air Force - 1,027
US Navy - 495
Liberty University Online - 400
Marine Corps Recruiting - 312

What they do

Community and Social Services - 11,131
Education - 10,903
Operations - 10,443
Sales - 6,679
Entrepreneurship - 6,314
Administrative - 5,289
Healthcare Services - 5,209
Support - 5,148

What they studied

Business Administration and Management, General - 11,690
Psychology - 9,608
Counseling Psychology - 8,437
Religion/Religious Studies - 5,897
Organizational Leadership - 5,388
Theology/Theological Studies - 3,973
Accounting - 3,889
Human Services, General - 3,878

What they’re skilled at

Customer Service - 30,982
Microsoft Office - 28,846
Leadership - 28,265
Public Speaking - 27,071
Management - 18,940
Microsoft Excel - 18,597
Training - 17,102
Microsoft Word - 16,879

Notable alumni

alisonAlison Howard

Director of Alliance Relations at Alliance Defending Freedom
Radio Talk Show Co-Host at 90.9 The Light
Sideline Sports Reporter at Flames Sports Network
Assistant to the CEO at Concerned Women for America
Communications, Major: Public Relations, Advertising Minor: Journalism & Psychology

2007 – 2011


davidDavid Benham

Co-Founder at BENHAM Companies
Owner at Benham REO
Vice President at Benham REO
Bachelor's degree, American History (United States)

1994 – 1998



EdEd Stetzer

Executive Director, LifeWay Research at LifeWay Christian Resources
Church Planter, Pastor at Calvary Christian Church
Church Planter, Pastor at Millcreek Community Church
Pastor at Grace Church
Master of Arts (M.A.), Church Growth/Planting



Mike Brown

Professional Athlete
Professional Athlete at Jacksonville Jaguars
Professional Athlete at Carolina Panthers
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Finance, General

2007 – 2011




 Liberty University Recommendations to apply

Liberty University experience
Liberty University Online allowed me to work at my own pace and receive my degree. The instructors were very helpful and it is the best educational experience I have ever had. I recommend Liberty to anyone who is pursuing a career.

Glenda H. Burwell

Teller at Richmond Postal Credit Union
Teller at Richmond Postal Credit Union
2011 – 2015, Master’s Degree


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