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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.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: My classes are in a secured area

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: they take all precautions to secure campus and are very helpful

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe walking around in the dark. The campus police are always around and there are gates around the whole campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The infirmary on campus was just closed, however there is a nurse on call to answer any questions as well as hospitals and urgent cares nearby. Transportation is also provided if needed. Campus security is great. The campus is fenced in and security patrols campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 60th
    Safest Campuses
  • 920th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1388th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

So Hyeun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
Public Relations Journalism and Mass Communication
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There is no safer place than BJU! But some students complain about the University's overprotective atmosphere, with the campus police (Public Safety) on call 24 hours a day. Before midnight, Public Safety patrols both on and off campus to make sure that all buildings are locked and safe. Ironically, right off campus is a dangerous place to walk around after the sun goes down. Robbery, rape, and prostitution do happen once in a while. Female students are not allowed to walk off campus by themselves after 7 p.m. For students’ safety, Public Safety locks campus gates at 7 p.m., and students must use their University IDs to open campus gates, which prevents strangers from accessing campus property. According to some students, they feel protected since they know that all of the gates are locked. Parents of BJU students can take comfort in the fact that their child is well protected while away from home.

The sole health service on campus is Barge Memorial Hospital. Barge provides limited services, as well as rides to a local hospital if needed. The Campus Store carries cold medications, as well as first aid, but at expensive rates. Current students encourage incoming freshmen to come with their own medications and first aid kits.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Office Annex
Safety Services
  • Campus gates that lock
  • Public Safety patrol
Health Center
Barge Memorial Hospital
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
(864) 770-1352
Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Hospital care
  • Inpatient infirmary care
  • Laboratory services
  • Long-term elder care
  • Outpatient nurse clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Short-term medical equipement rental
  • X-ray services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 34 responses

  • 51% None
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Theft/robberies
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 34 responses

  • 12% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 36% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 64% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 26% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 68% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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