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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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food there is very good. The negative about it is that it repeats. However at the start of every semester the school gives each student food money, they call it "Bruins Bucks." You can use this in the snack shop and store for any food product.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I bring my lunch everyday

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: A new company has recently taken over dinning services; they have greatly improved students' experiences at meal time.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is in variety everyday. Enough food for all the students, and awesome eating space. Easy place to be with friends, and enjoy yourself.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 863rd
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1229th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1339th
    Best Quality Food
  • 1360th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1374th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

So Hyeun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
Public Relations Journalism and Mass Communication
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Unfortunately, there’s only one dining hall at BJU. Regardless of one’s classification, BJU requires all resident students to pay for a meal plan, which frustrates upperclassmen. Complaints do not end there! To feed thousands of students three meals a day on BJU's budget, all food is mass produced. While a lot of students complain about the unhealthy food, the atmosphere of the dining hall doesn't help students’ appetites, either, with frequent long lines formed by hungry students. The dining hall’s soda fountains, heavy Southern foods, and sweet desserts tempt first-year students to get into unhealthy eating habits. The students must watch their diets and control the amount they consume; otherwise, they will face gaining the Freshman 15. BJU’s food can be a culture shock to first-year students who are used to homemade food. The Snack Shop and Fast Break provide a variety of options for those who are tired of the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common; however, BJU’s current meal plan does not cover the cost of food at these on-campus locations.

Don’t be scared yet. Year by year, BJU has made improvements to the dining common’s food quality. The University provides salad, rice, fruit, and deli bars at lunch and dinner to help students balance their diets. BJU is planning on renovating the dining common in 2011 to upgrade the atmosphere and the quality of the food.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3060 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
If a student is a resident, the meal plan is automatically included in his or her tuition.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Fast Break
  • Snack Shop
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Cereal
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Fruits (apples, bananas, and oranges)
  • Hash browns
  • Italian omelets
  • Muffins
  • Sausage and eggs
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Burritos
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Chicken tenders
  • Chili
  • Coney dogs
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup
  • Mac and cheese
  • Meatball subs
  • Papa Jones' Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Taco beef
  • Turkey subs and tater tots
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Carrot sticks
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Easy Mac
  • Granola bars
  • Ice cream
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Ramen noodles
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • BiLo
  • CVS
  • Starbucks
  • Walgreens (offers 15 percent student discounts)
  • Wal-Mart
Special Options
Cereal, deli, rice, and salad bars are available for lunch and dinner at Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Cuppa Jones
Location: Outside of Mack Library
Food: Coffee, salad, sandwiches, water
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common
Location: Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Fast Break
Location: Davis Field House
Food: French fries, sandwiches, smoothies, snacks, subs
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Snack Shop
Location: Right next to Campus Shop
Food: Donuts, ice cream, milkshakes
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 49 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options
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