935 reviews
  1. Greenville, SC
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Bob Jones University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
NCCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard
Greenville, SC 29614
Website
From Bob Jones University

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a Christian liberal arts university that inspires and equips individuals to serve the church and impact the world for Jesus Christ.

BJU is a place where Christian values are strengthened; where ministry is not a major, but a lifestyle; where a biblical worldview is integrated into everything we teach and do; and where excellence is taught, modeled, and expected. Everything at BJU—from liberal arts classes to daily chapel services—is centered on one thing: preparing you to serve God with your life.

Bob Jones University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Scores Range
933-1198
ACT Scores Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Bob Jones University

Cost

Net Price
$13,537/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,323/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,727/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,223/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,759/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,169/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,497Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Christ-focused
    47%
  • Persevering
    22%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Engaged
    6%
  • Complaining
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
55%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Excellent education with Christian view
    55%
  • Christlike
    21%
  • Christian School with a Godly Biblical worldview.
    10%
  • Excellent Education with Godly Biblical worldview
    10%
  • Christian view but also option to form own beliefs
    5%

After Bob Jones University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses

Bob Jones University Reviews

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Overall, Bob Jones University is a great school! I have absolutely enjoyed my time here as a student. I am very excited about some of the recent changes and campus renovations that have gone on since I came as a freshman. The current president has a great vision for the university, and the student body as a whole has a very christ-like and family oriented atmosphere. The campus is gated and very safe, and the grounds are kept in pristine condition. It is really a lovely campus. The quality of education is second to none, and the professors genuinely care about the success of each and every student they teach. 5 out of 5 stars. I hope you will consider coming to BJU!
I have been at BJU for 5 years now and absolutely love it! The campus is beautiful and very well-maintained for the tight operating budget, and includes a good number of athletic facilities and comfortable hangouts or study spots. The academics are typically more rigorous than not and degree requirements are reasonably diverse--both of which result in a very high-quality education that is well-rounded and diverse. For example, all bachelor degrees require a course in economics, mathematics, multiple English electives, public speaking, professional development, literature, science, etc. This liberal arts core, in addition to required concert and drama productions on campus, allows each student to have a broad exposure to many various topics and opportunities which prepare him or her to more easily connect with other people in practically any kind of career. There are also many great extracurricular opportunities to develop leadership traits, interpersonal communication skills, and organizational experience such as the community service council, student leadership council, residence hall leadership positions, academic associations, and so on. The staff that help direct these extra-curricular opportunities and the faculty that serve as teachers are among the best for which you can hope. They are typically very knowledgable in their subject areas, have a lot of life and work experience, and, most of all, genuinely care about their students and reach out to them in many cases to mentor and encourage them on to success. Because I am a Christian, I also love the spiritual emphasis of everything that is done at the university. I love God and enjoy learning more about him in my coursework, at chapel everyday, in special religious services, and in discipleship groups in the dorms. BJU does an admirable job of delivering an experience that will build Biblical faith, challenge professional and academic potential, and direct students to follow the example of Jesus Christ.
Generally, class size could vary from a "large" class of 100 to a "small" class of 15. The quality of the courses is incredible. With professors trained for years in the top of their fields, almost every professor teaching has their doctorate from a recognizable school. Additionally, the professors have proved themselves, many of them having worked in their fields for years. That being said, this high level of education never made the teachers unapproachable. Any time there is a question, the teachers are always eager to answer and help the students as much as possible. Outside of class, teachers take time to get to know their students, sometimes hosting small on-campus events or inviting students into their homes. The courses--especially the science course--can be quite challenging, but the teachers are always willing to help students better understand the material. The quality of the teachers here at BJU is astounding; they are masters of their field and able communicators.