Location
Greenville, SC
Undergrads
2,802
Tuition
$13,090
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 677 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know little about this, but BjU has important accreditations and students who want succeed. Some majors require interships, and the career services are willing to help.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are niceand knowledgable. Classes are intresting and useful.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: BJU parties are very unique.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Greenville is absolutely beautiful, with many great restaurants and shopping. The mall in town is also very nice. In regard to parks, the park downtown is the perfect place to hang out with friends or do homework; it even has a gorgeous waterfall.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bob Jones is a very conservative Christian school, so the religious diversity is extremely low. However, BJ is very racially/ethnically diverse; in fact, during second semester, one of my roommates was half-German and the other was from South Korea. The students also come from varying economic backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Greenville is full of great restaurants that aren't too far from the school if you have time and transportation. In regard to fast food, there are a few great places right across the street from school, including a Starbucks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm life at BJ is overall an awesome experience. The rooms are extremely small, with as many as four girls in one room, but the community is fantastic. The girls in my room were super sweet, and so were the resident staff. The dorms are also very, very clean; a complete white glove is done each semester and room check occurs every day. If you don't mind living in a small space, you will absolutely love dorm life.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere in Greenville varies from the very beautiful and refreshing, to some of the lower end districts. The downtown area is beautiful, with plenty of restaurants, shopping areas, museums, and Falls Park. Greenville also has an excellent library downtown with lots of branches throughout the city. Greenville has a lot of art galleries, including local artists and BJU's M&G. If you like hiking, you can go to Parris Mountain for the weekend.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of off-campus dining options near my school. Within walking distance are a couple of Asian restaurants as well as your typical pizza place. There's also some good restaurants within a short driving distance near the mall and on Pelham road. Downtown there are a lot more nicer places to choose from with Italian, Indian, Greek, Chinese, and American cuisine. All of these places are relatively close to the campus and very in pricing.

College Senior

Nightlife: I wouldn't know what clubs or bars are near BJU because I'm not the partying type. I'm not interested in clubs or drinking simply because that just isn't my thing. I'm sure there are things available, but I don't go for that type of thing. I prefer going to icecream or coffee shoppes with my girlfriends. I rarely have time for outings though since I work on campus and have a heavy course load.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I have a hard time saying "it's great" or just "okay" at my school with the guys and girls. The girls I know here are super friendly and kind, and are always there for me when I'm in a bind. Most of the girls I would say are very mature and dedicated, while a few are not so focused on their studies. The guys here are kind of a mixed bag. There are plenty of nice, smarty, attractive and athletic guys, but those seem to be overshadowed by the awkward type -- the kind of guys who don't know how to read social cues, and are unfortunately the more vocal ones on campus.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The campus is very nice and well kept, but some of the buildings and facilities are very outdated. A lot of renovations are being made, but it's a slow process. Housing is not the best, and rooms are cramped. But the school has a very nice performing arts department, and plays and musical performances are put in throughout the year for the students. Samson and Deliah rated above the college bracket in a national competition.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not terrible but it's not great either. My biggest complaint is the room size. Five beds set up in tripe bunk and double bunk bed form take up most up the room. All of the remaining wall space has been covered in closets, desks, and cabinetry. This makes storage easy but if you want to add furniture it get cramped very fast. And if you get stuck in one of the triple bunks don't plan to study in your bed, ever. The space between the mattress and top is so narrow I have hit my head many times just trying to get out of the bed in the morning.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus is extremely safe. We are a gated campus and after dusk all gates are locked aside from the main entrance which has a guard on duty 24/7. We also have a student employed public safety division that patrols day and night to ensure that all buildings are properly secured when not in use. They are quick to respond and very friendly. With the small student body most of the students know at least one officer personally and this makes it much easier to call in and not feel embarrassed. They are willing to help with anything and I mean anything. They have been known to give rides across campus at night jsut to ensure those students are warm and feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Outside of race and ethnicity there isn't much diversity. This is a private Christian college we are talking about. Because of this most everyone is of similar religious and political backgrounds. The ones that aren't however, are by no means shunned. In fact anyone that seems a bit out is actually that much more accepted and integrated into groups to make sure that they have a strong group of friends that they can go to if anyone does try to say or do something negatively towards them.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: BJU is very tight on the party scene. The zero tolerance for illegal substance abuse is no joke. They will not hesitate to kick students out that are willing to break the rules or laws for the sake of fun.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The atmosphere on campus is so welcoming on campus that it makes it possible to study or hangout practically wherever you want. The only rule is that we stay off of the grass so that it can grow and stay healthy. I have seen students studying in the music halls simply because they love the sounds of rehearsal and even seen other students taking advantage of the comfortable furniture in the library to catch a nap between classes. Everywhere you go students and staff are willing to help and make sure you are comfortable where you are.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not heard much from the alumni outside of the ones that work at the school itself.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I tend to struggle academically my teachers are always more than willing to help or find ways to make the studying easier for me. They make sure that they are always available during their office hours and are very good about emailing their students about any conflicts or schedule changes to these hours beforehand. The teachers care so much about student success and making sure that we enjoy the classes that even after failing one of my courses I was more than happy to retake the class.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived in or visited the interior of any of the housing options.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's the same food nearly everyday. We can choose between pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, "american", or stir-fry. This wouldn't be nearly as bad if the options had more options but when the stir-fry is only meat and four other ingredients it starts to taste bland. If you don't have time for lunch you are not allowed to take from the commons themselves. You must go to the gym and pay for a brown bag lunch that for some reason costs the same amount as the commons buffet. And since we pay with "swipes" instead of money we don't have the off campus dining option that other schools have nor can we use these swipes in the campus snack shop.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The university has only recently reinstated varsity sports but the teams are doing wonderfully. We now have soccer, basketball, golf and track teams and the intramural sports seem to be doing better with this new addition. More people are going to watch their brothers and sister compete against each other and some people are finding the gym to be a great place for homework with all of the action going on.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice diversity right across the road from campus. A short walk will allow you to choose between Southern barbeque, pizza, mexican, fast food, or if you have a car you can travel to a dew ethnic cuisine restaurants down the road.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I think what makes my program so unique is the people in the program. It truly felt like a family away from family. I can say without hesitation that the Journalism and Mass Communication majors are the best!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload of major never overwhelmed me. The professors were so helpful, and very understanding. They were willing to help you in what ever way they could. I cannot say enough good about them. Registration was a little tricky and confusing, but my advisor helped me every step of the way and really helped relieve the stress from me. There was a study group for pretty much anything, and students really enjoy getting together and studying.

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So Hyeun Cho
Hometown
Seoul, South Korea
Major
Public Relations Journalism and Mass Communication
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BJU is known as the world's most unusual school, and it appeals to driven young Christian students from all over the place. BJU challenges students in many ways, fostering academic, spiritual, and personal growth. A student’s first challenge starts on the first day of school. Enormous amounts of syllabi overwhelm the students, but semesters fly by because of all the hard work. Classes at BJU demand students’ best efforts, and the motto of every class is "to become more like Christ." Students appreciate BJU’s Christian atmosphere, and soon realize that the University’s challenges will only help them grow as people.

Students love and respect the University for not only academic excellence, but also for its caring and loving faculty. The faculty helps students proceed and graduate from college successfully. Overall, BJU alumni tend to find a job right out of the nest and adjust to the real world quickly since BJU prepared them through tactics like a strict dress code. Attending school makes the students feel like they are a part of BJU history. When entering BJU as a student, the journey of life has begun. 

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