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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bob Jones has a great amount of diversity in all areas. This diversity adds to the unique bond that the students of Bob Jones share.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Extremely diverse in ethnicity. Bob Jones University is known to be conservative.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bob Jones is a very conservative Christian school, so the religious diversity is extremely low. However, BJ is very racially/ethnically diverse; in fact, during second semester, one of my roommates was half-German and the other was from South Korea. The students also come from varying economic backgrounds.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Outside of race and ethnicity there isn't much diversity. This is a private Christian college we are talking about. Because of this most everyone is of similar religious and political backgrounds. The ones that aren't however, are by no means shunned. In fact anyone that seems a bit out is actually that much more accepted and integrated into groups to make sure that they have a strong group of friends that they can go to if anyone does try to say or do something negatively towards them.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The ethnic and racial backgrounds of the students are very diverse. However the backgrounds of the students don't affect relationships or friendships among the students. Overall, there is a very united feeling among the student body.

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Believe it or not, BJU can be described as a huge ethnic melting pot. The media might project BJU as a white-dominated conservative Christian school; however, that projection is just a stereotype. Students come from all over the world to experience the great academic opportunities provided by BJU. The enrollment rate of international, missionary, and out-of-state students is dominant, which helps keep BJU more diverse. BJU supports missionary families, and the children of missionaries tend to complete their degrees at BJU to honor the University’s support. Overall, despite what the media might say, students at BJU are very accepting towards other cultures.

It is true that BJU is a bit politically and religiously affiliated. A great number of people at BJU are Christians and support conservative Republicans. Students tend to be more opinionated about political and religious issues, and sometimes it is overly debated.

Facts & Statistics

African American
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
79%
Unknown
4%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
76%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 38%
20-21: 39%
22-24: 17%
25+: 5%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 96%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
Gay pride is socially unacceptable and looked down upon at BJU.
Political Activity
Students and faculty tend to support conservative Republicans.
Economic Status
A lot of students benefit from scholarships, but BJU scholarships are very limited.
Most Common Religions
Most students are naturally Christians, and there's an especially strong group of Fundamental Baptists.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 2% Liberal
  • 12% Moderate
  • 46% Conservative
  • 27% Very conservative
  • 7% Libertarian
  • 5% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 42 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 2% Liberal
  • 5% Moderate
  • 36% Conservative
  • 52% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 2% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 42 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 42 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 12% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 0% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 12% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 12% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 12% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 11% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 89% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 43% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 0% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 42 responses

  • 26% Very accepting.
  • 31% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 33% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 10% It's hard to be a minority here.
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