Academics

Location
Greenville, SC
Undergrads
2,802
Tuition
$13,090
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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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.

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 Junior

Academics: I get to volunteer in the office where I can learn about flying everyday that I am here.

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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

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

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

So Hyeun Cho
Hometown
Seoul, South Korea
Major
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

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
229
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
62
Total FT Faculty
230
Faculty with Terminal Degree
39%
Average Faculty Salary
$34,791
Full-Time Retention Rate
83%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Transfer-Out Rate
33%
Graduation Rate
60%
Programs/Majors Offered
104
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 33 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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