Greenville, SC
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the artsyness of my major--teachers encourage freedom of expression, divergent thinking, and free spiritedness. Nothing is too outlandish for them because what seems outlandish to adults may be perfectly logical to a 5 year old. I also love that teachers encourage you to do your best work within the constraints of class projects and presentation. Artsy + Outside the Box + Well defined rules = a splendid project!

4 College Junior

Academics: They have good teachers who have a lot of experience in their fields.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's difficult, but the teachers are awesome and very helpful. For Interior Design they are constantly getting us involved in the major by having meetings with professional designers in town.

4 College Senior

Academics: I'm a nursing major. It can be an extremely demanding major, but the program produces great nurses. Our school has a great reputation with the surrounding hospitals. Out graduates are almost always hired over another schools graduates.

4 College Senior

Academics: The work load is often difficult, but it help to bring out the best in students and adequately prepare them for their future occupations.


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  • 51st
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 76th
    Best Course Variety
  • 86th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 107th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 127th
    Best Registration Process

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So Hyeun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
Public Relations Journalism and Mass Communication
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BJU students take pride in the University’s high academic standards. The school’s strict regulations may turn off some, but BJU’s academic excellence is often a selling point; it even has the nickname "Christian Harvard." The University excels in fields of study such as business, medicine, and performing arts, and has high employment rates for graduates. The University’s professional atmosphere helps drive students to take their education seriously and work hard in pursuit of their goals. For example, if a student’s GPA drops below a 2.0, the University puts the student on academic probation, which excludes the student from extracurricular activities and even University employment. Along with stellar standards, BJU also has high-quality professors that are friendly, professional, and encouraging, with the goal of glorifying and pleasing God while helping guide students spiritually and academically. BJU’s professors and advisers can be easily contacted by students for assistance concerning assignments, academic planning, and spiritual counsel.

BJU has its strength in academic excellence; however, it does have some shortcomings. BJU was accredited by the Transnational Accreditation of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in 2005, which is valid only towards Christian colleges. Therefore, transferring to non-Christian institutions from BJU is very difficult. When choosing BJU, current students advise incoming students to be firm with their decision.

Facts & Statistics

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Programs/Majors Offered
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Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts and Communication
  • School of Religion
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Bible/Biblical Studies: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Counseling Psychology: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 2%
Special Study Options
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
BJU online courses are available during the summer and school year. The Distance Learning Center is in charge of managing all online courses and student enrollment. BJU recently introduced the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, a two-year degree which is fully available online.
Best Places to Study
  • Cuppa Jones
  • Mack Library
  • Snack Shop
  • Social Parlor
  • Study lounge (available in every dorm)
Tips to Succeed
  • Be prepared academically, spiritually, and physically.
  • Do not try to override rules.
  • Learn how to budget money and time.
Did You Know?
Recently, BJU modified its curriculum plans for a better liberal arts education. It added more required fine arts appreciation and philosophy courses. The school wants students to experience broader fields of study.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 31 responses

Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 32 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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