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Life University

Life University is a unique place where students can feel empowered to break molds, pursue new ideologies and strive for excellence in the areas where their passions lie. LIFE provides its students with opportunities to learn, disrupt and impact the world around them.

If you value small classrooms, industry thought leaders as professors, a health and wellness lifestyle and a green, nature-centric campus, then Life University is the place for you. It is home to almost 3,000 like-minded students from around the world who believe in a shared purpose and vision.

In addition to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Life University offers twelve undergraduate and four graduate level programs.

Life University awards four-year bachelor's degrees through its undergraduate programs in: Biology, Biopsychology, Business Administration, Computer Information Management, Nutrition, Dietetics, Exercise Science, General Studies, Health Coaching, and Psychology. In addition Life University offers Associates degrees in Computer Information Management and Coaching Psychology.

Life University's Collge of Graduate Studies currently offers Masters degress in Clinical Nutrition, Athletic Training, Sport Health Science, and Positive Psychology.

All academic programs focus on a positive, wellness-centered approach to health, human performance and life success, based on vitalistic philosophy. Our more than 2,800 enrolled students are actively engaged in a diverse and highly supportive academic community.

Life University is located in the historic town of Marietta, Georgia, just 25 miles north of the world's busiest airport. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport offers service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The Life University campus is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, a metropolitan capital and cultural center of the American South.

Life University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Life University also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Student Housing Options

Life University offers student housing on campus, as well as assistance in locating housing off-campus. Students choosing to live on-campus may stay in the LIFE Village Retreat, a modern facility that meets Gold- Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for green building, or in refurbished units in The Commons.

Admission Requirements for First Year and Transfer Students:

Completed Application:

A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50 U.S. paid by check, money order or credit card.

Final, official transcripts from all previously attended high schools, colleges, universities or professional schools.  International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services for this information.

Minimum GPA: 2.75 for Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, 2.0 for Undergraduate Degree, 3.0 for Master’s Degree

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are mandatory for most international students. The Life University TOEFL code is 5358. A score of a 500 or higher, 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based are acceptable for admission.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Applicants may be accepted with a minimum score of 5.5.

Official SAT with writing or ACT with essay scores

For more information on transferring into a specific program such as Life University's Graduate Programs, please contact the Enrollment Department or International Admissions


Cost of Attendance

Life University is a private institution and has the same tuition for all students, whether they have in-state or out-of-state residency

Undergraduate Tuition Calculation

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Distance Learning Classes: $327 per credit. Minimum 12 credits for Undergrad

Graduate Tuition Calculation

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Distance Learning Classes: $372 per credit. Minimum 9 credits for Graduate

Doctor of Chiropractic Tuition Calculation

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Most students at Life University utilize financial aid to fund at least some portion of their education.

As a college student, you will likely use financial aid to cover the cost of tuition and possibly to assist with the cost of living expenses. If applying for financial aid is new to you, it is important you take the time to research your options and find out the aid for which you qualify.

Many college students are able to use work study, loans, grants or scholarships to pay for their education, depending on eligibility. Please review those you are eligible for on the Financial Aid Programs page.


Student Activities and Campus Life

Life University provides rigorous academic instruction as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth for every student. Our facilities are contemporary and comfortable, and we use advanced technology and active learning strategies to provide students with the best possible values based education in their respective fields. Our professors are recognized experts and mentors as well as teachers, and are committed to guiding each student to reach his or her full individual potential.

In addition to their academic studies, students are encouraged to express themselves and to explore interests outside of the classroom. Life University has more than 60 student clubs and organizations, which include several international student organizations, as well as many club and intercollegiate sports teams, a full-service fitness center, and more than 100 acres of landscaped and wooded campus for recreation.


Contact Information

Matthew Davidson
Coordinator of International Programs
Ph: 678.331.4330
Skype: LifeUInternational


Life University
1269 Barclay Circle,
Marietta, GA 30060

Application Deadlines

Life University operates on the quarter system with academic terms begining in the fall, winter, spring, and summer.

2016 Start Dates:

Winter: January 11, 2016

Spring: April 4, 2016

Summer: July 11, 2016

Fall: October 3, 2016

2016 Application Deadlines:

Winter: December 7, 2015

Spring: March 7, 2016

Summer: June 7, 2016

Fall: September 7, 2016


* International Application Deadlines are one month prior to the published domestic application deadlines.





Types of Degrees

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Academic Offering

Four-Year School