Liberty Through Virtue

Mount Liberty College is preparing men and women to enter the world defending liberty, standing in humility, and upholding virtue.

Mount Liberty College is where truth, wisdom, and beauty found in the great works of the past are studied, engaged with, and discussed in depth. A bachelor’s degree in Classical Liberal Arts from Mount Liberty is for those who desire to engage with the great thinkers of the past, enhance their critical thinking skills, exercise their creative inspiration, and be prepared for any challenges the future holds.

Every age has its own outlook.
It is especially good at seeing certain
truths and specially liable to make
certain mistakes. We all, therefore,
need the books that will correct
the characteristic mistake of our own
period. And that means the old books.

– C. S. Lewis

Three Parts of an MLC Degree

Original Sources

MLC provides a four-year bachelor’s program designed to allow students to engage with the greatest thinkers of civilization and grapple with their messages. It is the perfect experience to expand critical thinking skills. MLC students take a principle, work through it to real comprehension, connect it to other great works, and then discuss what it really means. This is the stuff critical thinking is made of. Only after this effort can we be in a position to decide if what we have read and thought is truth.

Socratic Discussion

Socratic discussions enable students to deeply engage with both the readings and other members of the class. They must listen, understand, and respond, examining other’s comments as well as their own. Critical thinking, problem solving, and good diplomacy are improved exponentially through these discussions. Combined with original source material, Socratic discussions form a key part of Mount Liberty’s educational model.


An important part of discovering true principles is the obligation to apply them to life. Without the courage to apply these new-found principles, there is really no reason to make the effort to learn them. The ultimate goal of a classical education is discovering fundamental truths and applying them; thus improving ourselves and the world around us.

 Mount Liberty College is not easy. A degree from Mount Liberty
will take hard work, diligence, and a lot of courage, but those
who are up to the challenge will not be disappointed.

With the advent of AI,
soft skills are what matter most in education:

Mature deliberation
Understanding human nature
Independent thinking

These skills are
at the heart of
Mount Liberty College

Mount Liberty College:
Applying the Wisdom of the Past
to the Problems of Today and Tomorrow;
Liberty through Virtue.

If we do not change the way we teach, thirty years later we will be in trouble. . . . We cannot teach our kids to compete with machines who [are] smarter. We have to teach something unique that machines can never catch up to. In this way, thirty years later, our kids have the chance. Value, believing, independent thinking, teamwork, care for others; these are the soft parts. . . . Everything we teach should be different from machines.

– Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba

Mount Liberty College is a private,
non-profit college located in Murray, Utah
and is licensed by the State of Utah.