Liberty University, a Christian-based college in Va., now largest in nation for private schools

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Liberty University, a Christian-based school in Virginia, is now the largest private institute of higher learning in the United States.

It was founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell and initially named Lynchburg Baptist College. Mr. Falwell was a notable church pastor and conservative evangelical leader until his death in 2007.

Since, the university has exploded in popularity.

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