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What are your thoughts on LU? One of the largest (the largest when including online enrollment) private Christian universities in the world

Just a few things on the school from wiki:

Liberty University teaches young Earth creationism as an explanation for the appearance of life on earth. The university works with young Earth creationist organizations including Answers in Genesis

In biology classes students are taught both creationism and evolution and that creationism offers a better explanation of biological diversity than evolution.

In October, 2006 the university published an advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education in an attempt to recruit staff to its biology department. The advertisement stated that the university was "seeking faculty who can demonstrate a personal faith commitment to its evangelical Christian purpose" and specified that "compatibility with a young-earth creationist philosophy [is] required."

In the same month, prominent biologist Richard Dawkins was quoted saying the following about Liberty University: "If it's really true that the museum at Liberty University has dinosaur fossils which are labeled as being 3,000 years old, then that is an educational disgrace. It is debauching the whole idea of a university, and I would strongly encourage any members of Liberty University who may be here, to leave and go to a proper university."

Your thoughts?
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Liberty was founded in 1971 and received Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation in 1980,[51] which was most recently reaffirmed in 2006.[52] In addition, it was accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in September 1984, but resigned its TRACS accreditation on November 6, 2008.[53][54] Liberty has 60 accredited degree granting programs.[55] The law school, which opened in August 2004, gained provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2006 and was granted full accreditation in 2010
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I doubt anyone would hire a biology professor who got his or her education there.

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#10
Private university, IDGAF
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#11
Christian universities are the most retarded ass bullshit in the world. You pay out the ass for someone to reinforce your misconceptions. GG LUsers.
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Why would anyone spend money to go to there? The only reason one would go would be to validate the beliefs said person already holds.
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Why would anyone spend money to go to there? The only reason one would go would be to validate the beliefs said person already holds.

I know of two people from my highschool that went there that i used to play hockey with.

Their family is the biggest bible thumpers i've ever met. Likely as you said, to reaffirm beliefs and due to the fear of being proven wrong at a real school.
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I know of two people from my highschool that went there that i used to play hockey with.

Their family is the biggest bible thumpers i've ever met. Likely as you said, to reaffirm beliefs and due to the fear of being proven wrong at a real school.

That's pretty much why everyone I know went to a Christian school. Oh, I'm going to go get my communications degree from a private Christian college because if I went to a real school I might actually learn something from my general ed classes.
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That's pretty much why everyone I know went to a Christian school. Oh, I'm going to go get my communications degree from a private Christian college because if I went to a real school I might actually learn something from my general ed classes.

There have to be cheaper ways to dumb yourself down. Like crack, or trepanning.
#16
If stupid people want to get a stupid degree from a stupid university, so be it.

It's a university, not a grade school. It's secondary education, not K12. They're adults, they're not kids being forced to go into it. If they really believe the stuff this place teaches strongly enough that they want to enroll there, the damage has already been done, four years at a college that tells them otherwise won't make them change their minds, it'll just make them resent their professors, and idiot adults have the right to go to an idiot college.
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You are not allowed to see R rated movies if you go there. Truth.
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Aren't they all private?

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lol u srs bro?

Assuming "private" means "not owned and run by the government," then yeas, i m srs bro.
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Assuming "private" means "not owned and run by the government," then yeas, i m srs bro.
We have publicly funded schools
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We have publicly funded schools

Universities in Australia get government funding as well but I'm pretty sure they still count as "private."
#26
I have a few friends that go there and a friend who goes to law school there. They all seem to like it.
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I have a few friends that go there and a friend who goes to law school there. They all seem to like it.

It's not really a question of whether students like it. It's a matter of educational integrity
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It's not really a question of whether students like it. It's a matter of educational integrity

I'm sure the ABA, who accredited their law school, knows more about their educational integrity than some internet detectives on UG
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Why do you guys call universities "schools"? School is the thing you go to until you're 16, and it just seems unnecessarily confusing to call something else that we already have a word for a school.

16?
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Universities in Australia get government funding as well but I'm pretty sure they still count as "private."

Private schools here don't receive public funds, or at least negligible amounts.
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Why do you guys call universities "schools"? School is the thing you go to until you're 16, and it just seems unnecessarily confusing to call something else that we already have a word for a school.

School is the general term for any learning institution. Man it must suck not living in America.
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School is the general term for any learning institution. Man it must suck not living in America.


I would much rather say I attend University at age 20 than school. Captainsnazz is correct.
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University, college, and school all have very common, accepted definitions that apply to secondary schools and other places of higher learning. All three of you are correct, now stop being idiots who're arguing about semantics.
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It's not really a question of whether students like it. It's a matter of educational integrity


Well if that's how they want to teach it, isn't that their choice? I believe in evolution, but some people don't. And that's obviously a school geared towards people that are very religious Christians. I doubt anyone actually trying to go into anything other than teaching biology at Christian school would study biology there. Out of everyone I know that goes there, none of them study the sciences. Apart from that, I hear its a pretty decent, although strict school.
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Well if that's how they want to teach it, isn't that their choice? I believe in evolution, but some people don't. And that's obviously a school geared towards people that are very religious Christians. I doubt anyone actually trying to go into anything other than teaching biology at Christian school would study biology there. Out of everyone I know that goes there, none of them study the sciences. Apart from that, I hear its a pretty decent, although strict school.

decent school that requires 65+ average to get in :/

It shouldnt be possible to get a degree in biology being taught dinosaurs roamed the earth 3000 years ago, im sorry but thats just idiotic and false.

It is anybodys choice to believe whatever the hell they want, but educational institutions should not have the ability to teach bullshit.
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Why do you guys call universities "schools"? School is the thing you go to until you're 16, and it just seems unnecessarily confusing to call something else that we already have a word for a school.

A school is a place you go to learn. Age doesn't matter.
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