2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$28,276

Net Price

96%

Admitted

57%

Enrolled

41%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Life University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,787. In 2021, there were 51 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #14 in Georgia and ranks #670 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

51

Total Enrollment

2,787

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Life University

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#14

Georgia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 46 schools that offer psychology degrees in Georgia, Life University ranks #14.

#670

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Life University ranks #670.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Life University offers Biopsychology and General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Biopsychology2
General Psychology1930
Total Graduates2130
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 318 students applied to the Life University. The university admitted 96% and 57% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Georgia universities is 7,200. On average, all Georgia institutions admit 71% and 31% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Life University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 61%. Compared to all Georgia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Life University is 41%, compared to 45% for all Georgia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 54%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LU to Georgia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Life University to the average of all Georgia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LU

318

Applicants

96%

Percent Admitted

57%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

41%

Graduation Rate

GA Colleges

7,200

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 120 or 60% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 81 or 40% part-time faculty members employed at Life University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 117 or 58%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

58%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

GA Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Life University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $12,420, and the average cost for books and supplies is $2,400.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $8,532 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,491.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Life University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Life University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,400
On-Campus Living Expenses$9,600
Total Living Expenses$24,000
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$12,420
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$2,400
Total Undergraduate Expenses$38,820
In-State, Graduate Tuition$8,532
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,491
Total Graduate Expenses$10,023
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Life University is $28,276. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Life University to all Georgia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LU

$38,820

Cost to Attend

$8,639

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$28,276

Net Price

GA Colleges

$30,998

Cost to Attend

$11,386

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,322

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 173 or 95%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 762 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,639.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid762$8,639
Pell Grants368$4,490
Federal Student Loans479$5,995
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Life University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LU

762

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

368

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

479

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

GA Colleges

5,172

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

2,296

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,285

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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