I think that Liberty's biggest weakness (which paradoxically might simultaneously be its greatest strength) is that it has a reputation for political conservatism. Many people who lean left (most of academia these days) can't stand it for that reason. (Which might indeed be the motivator for this thread.) But at the same time, many on the right will think well of it and perhaps even favor its graduates. But you should probably be aware that Liberty doctoral graduates are likely to encounter some prejudice in mainstream university hiring. You aren't likely to get a tenure track position at a University of California with a Liberty PhD. (That position will go to a black lesbian specialist in critical race theory.) Liberty graduates might simultaneously be in considerable demand in conservative think tanks, law firms and places like that. Liberty's law school is starting to generate reputation on the right, even if it doesn't perform particularly well in the US News law-school popularity-contest for precisely that reason. One thing about Liberty is that love it or hate it, it's always going to have a fairly high profile. It isn't one of those obscure colleges that nobody has heard of. Everyone has heard of Liberty, everybody has an opinion about it. As for me, I like Liberty's politics but I'm not a Christian, so the hard-core Baptist Christianity that it wears on its sleeve wouldn't be very good fit. Nor does it offer graduate degree programs in subjects of most interest to me.