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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: It feels like I'm in the Victorian era (that's the good one, right?).

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The campus is very nice and well kept, but some of the buildings and facilities are very outdated. A lot of renovations are being made, but it's a slow process. Housing is not the best, and rooms are cramped. But the school has a very nice performing arts department, and plays and musical performances are put in throughout the year for the students. Samson and Deliah rated above the college bracket in a national competition.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The atmosphere on campus is so welcoming on campus that it makes it possible to study or hangout practically wherever you want. The only rule is that we stay off of the grass so that it can grow and stay healthy. I have seen students studying in the music halls simply because they love the sounds of rehearsal and even seen other students taking advantage of the comfortable furniture in the library to catch a nap between classes. Everywhere you go students and staff are willing to help and make sure you are comfortable where you are.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school, while not having the most to offer students on campus, is trying to improve and make the students campus life a lot more enjoyable. This last semester they had a GlowRun on campus, and that experience was huge among the students. They will be opening, hopefully this fall, The Den, which will be a coffee and studying hangout place! The academic program there is very competitive and the teachers really push you to do your best. Everyone is willing to help you in whatever area you need help with. The teachers are friendly, and the majority of them make an attempt to remember their students names-no matter how big the class is.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I worked out every Monday-Wednesday-Friday after my classes were done for the day. The workout room was great! It was packed with lots of great equipment. The library is HUGE, and it is where I did a lot of studying. The gym where are the Bruin's basketball games are held is top-notch.


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BJU was originally established in 1927 near Panama City, Fla. and then moved to Cleveland, Tenn. in 1933 before finally settling in Greenville, S.C. in 1947. Most of the buildings were built during the 1940s, and they are still well maintained at present. BJU renovates buildings frequently. The school provides facility jobs for students to maintain the buildings' cleanliness and longevity. The newest building that's been renovated is Rodeheaver Auditorium. This facility is used frequently for the artist series events, Vespers, and concerts. BJU’s latest project is the Dixon McKenzie Dining Common renovation. The fundraising is ongoing, with a lot of money collected during the Bible Conference.

Students appreciate BJU’s gracious academic labs. There are labs available for every major. Most students think of a lab as "home." The library provides general amenities, but it seems to be lacking contemporary resources. Most students hang out at the Snack Shop, Social Parlor, library, and Cuppa Jones areas, sipping coffee, studying, and playing games with friends. 

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
210 acres
Student Centers
Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Mack Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Cuppa Jones
  • Fast Break
  • Mack Library
  • Snack Shop
  • Social Parlor
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Cuppa Jones is located right next to Mack Library. Tables are available inside and outside, and on sunny days, a lot of students study outside, sipping their drinks. Another coffeehouse is available in the Snack Shop.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Overall, the University makes a strong effort towards landscaping and keeping the campus buildings up-to-date, clean, and convenient.
School Slang
  • Admin Building : Administration Building
  • APC : Assistant Prayer Captain
  • AS : Artist Series
  • Barge : Barge Memorial Hospital
  • Boj : The ones who follows BJU's rules faithfully and enforce the rules on other students. They often are obnoxious, turning others in for breaking the rules.
  • Brokenshire, Graves, Johnson, Reveal, Smith: Men's residence halls
  • CDC: Pennington Child Development Center
  • Collegian : The student-run newspaper
  • Creel, Mack, Gaston, Siddons, Sunday: Women's residence halls
  • DC: It can either mean Dining Common or Discipline Committee.
  • DFH: Davis Field House
  • FA Building : Gustafson Fine Arts Center
  • FMA: Founder's Memorial Amphitorium
  • M & G: Museum & Gallery
  • PC : Prayer Captain
  • RA: Resident Assistant
  • RH: Rodeheaver Auditorium
  • SH: Stratton Hall
  • Townie : Off-campus students
  • Vintage : BJU's yearbook, distributed at the end of every school year. Full-time student gets it for free.
  • WBJU TV, Radio : BJU's TV and radio station
  • Artist Series : Every once in a while, BJU invites famous artists to perform for students. It's a required event for the University students.
  • Christmas Lighting Ceremony: On this night, the choir carols with the University family before the campus turns on the Christmas lights. After caroling, the beautiful Christmas lights light up the campus.
  • Dating Outing : It is a special social event that is held by every society and happens once a year. BJU permits couples to hold hands "legally" while playing games.
  • Gold Rush Daze: BJU's biggest athletic event that happens once every four years.
  • Stag Outing : This is an outing for society bonding.
  • Turkey Bowl : This is a society soccer tournament right before Thanksgiving break. The Turkey Bowl 5K happens on the same week of the Turkey Bowl.
Urban Legends
  • A host and hostess measure closeness of guys and girls with a six-inch ruler.
  • All of the girls have to wear a hat for the Sunday morning service.
  • BJU's fences contain barbed wire so that students cannot run away at night.
  • There are two separate sidewalks: pink side for the girls, blue side for the boys.
Favorite Things To Do
Most students find different ways to fill their free time. Some students enjoy hanging out with friends at the mall or student center, or reading books.
Student Newspaper
The Collegian
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Student organizations thrive at BJU, with groups run by enthusiastic students from different academic fields and cultural backgrounds. Many of the organizations are easy to join and do not have any requirements for membership. However, there are some organizations that require certain criteria, such as a minimum GPA, low demerit count, specific skills, and past experience. Students can also form new organizations. To create a new club, students must acquire approval from the Dean of Students. Though sometimes complicated, this approval process ensures quality. BJU's student-run organizations are an excellent opportunity to network, serve the community, develop professional skills, and grow personally.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Music ensembles
  • Opera
  • Radio station
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 7 responses

  • 20% Usher
  • 15% Host/hostess
  • 15% Librarian
  • 15% Snack Shop cashier
  • 10% Museum & Gallery tourist
  • 10% Lab monitor
  • 5% Public Safety
  • 5% Business Office Counter Worker
  • 5% Student caller
  • 0% Testing Center secretary
  • 0% Child Development Center teacher
  • 0% Switchboard operator

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 7 responses

  • 21% Artist Series
  • 17% Smaller Plays and Productions
  • 17% Christmas Lighting Ceremony
  • 12% Turkey Bowl
  • 8% Movie Nights
  • 8% Dating Outing
  • 8% Stag Outing
  • 8% Gold Rush Daze

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 24% Go to the Snack Shop
  • 24% Hang out in the Student Center
  • 14% Walk around campus
  • 14% Study
  • 10% Go to the fitness center
  • 5% Studying outside in the gazebo with friends
  • 5% Longboard
  • 5% Going to the Den

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 8 responses

  • 26% Snack Shop
  • 21% My room
  • 16% Student center
  • 16% Mack Library
  • 11% Cuppa Jones
  • 5% Benches around campus
  • 5% Social Parlor
  • 0% Fast Break

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 67% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 0% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 60 responses

  • 23% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.
  • 57% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 8% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 12% The student center is in need of a major renovation.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 47 responses

  • 32% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 6% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 100% That there are blue and pink sidewalks
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