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5 College Freshman

Academics: All of my professors were brilliant. They taught with what other colleges use. The registration process was easy and fast. The workload is a lot, but that is why they assign to you an academic adviser. This academic adviser helps plan out your entire semester so everything will be done on time and not in the last minute. They help you set up your schedule and give advice about something you might need help with. They are always available just to go in and talk about how the semester is going. There are multiple study areas including the study area in the Academic Resource Center, the Study Lounge in the residence halls, and the Library.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are more than excellent when it comes to the classes, the required books to read and study, along with recommended things to purchase from the Growl.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The best place to study for students is the den because you are able to study there,get coffee there and find friends there you can easily get along there.Depending on your credit limit will be wither it's difficult or easy it depends on how much work and studying you can do

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4 College Senior

Academics: The workload in graduate school is quite heavy but appropriate for graduate-level.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The processes aren't flawless, but thte faculty and staff are doing everything they can to improve and make the system easier for everybody. A lot of things are changing, but for the most part, I think they are changing for the better I haven't been able to take advantage of the study groups very often because of work, but I know that a lot of my friends greatly benefit from the academic resourch center and study groups. Work load is sometimes difficult, but I'd say it's reasonable, at least for my field of study.

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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 58 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 29 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 29 responses

  • 24% This was my dream school.
  • 72% This was one of my top choices.
  • 3% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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