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4 College Senior

Administration: BJ is known for its strictness, but I appreciate the basis for that. I feel comfortable there.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is always finding ways to improve the students experience in academics and social.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's Bob Jones University, so obviously there are a lot of rules. Some are useful and appreciated, although others (lights-out at midnight and no movie theaters, for example) are less so. But the administration is good and are reviewing policies rigorously. Many changes are expected to be coming.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: I appreciate the rules at the school. If you choose to attend any school, you should know and abide by the rules (even if you do not personally agree with the standards.)

5 College Senior

Administration: There is the best balance between being reasonable and safe; there's enough rules so I can relax - be able to study and yet have fun.

1 person found this useful Report

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Students have a lot to say about the school’s strictness and rules. Some students refer to BJU as a prison since there are so many rules. The school does not tolerate bad influences from students, such as drugs and alcohol. At the same time, the school regulates students’ social life. BJU has a strict dress code where students must wear certain types of clothing for certain occasions. Couples are not allowed to have any form of physical contact or even go off campus for a date. Dance music is prohibited, along with owning headphones. BJU has a dermit system with punishment: 50 demerits sends a warning home to parents; 75 requires student counseling with the RA, and 150 sends the student home. The most common thing that students receive demerits for is failing room inspection. Students get a room assignment, and each morning RAs check the room. When students fail, they get demerits, and these can easily pile up.

Overall, the school has a good reputation for not tolerating bad influences; however, the administration needs to work on being flexible with the students. RAs and dorm supervisors are a little bit more lenient in terms of communication. On the bright side, the rules keep changing each year. Recently, BJU got rid of dress code rules involving ties for male students and panty hose for female students.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Failing room inspection
  • Going off campus without a pass
  • Having physical contact with the opposite sex
  • Listening to music
  • Using headphones
  • Using inappropriate language
  • Violating the dress code
  • Watching movies

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 88 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 99 responses

  • 42% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 46% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 8% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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