About Bob Jones University

Founded in 1927, Bob Jones University. is a college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,566 full time undergraduate students, and 335 full time graduate students.

The Bob Jones University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 199 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bob Jones University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate87%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range900-1210
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at BJU are considered Less Selective, with ,35% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 58 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

36% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 17% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bob Jones University.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
5%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
55%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
14%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
86%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
25%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
5%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
15%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
100%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
76%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
24%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
5%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
55%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
14%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
86%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
25%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
5%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
15%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
100%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
76%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
24%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Bob Jones University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    73 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    48 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    80 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    78 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    78 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    77 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    78 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    78 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Bob Jones University?

29 Students rated Bob Jones University

Emilie - 06/30/2022

Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, lives out its motto to "Learn, Love, Lead." BJU provides so many opportunities for students to grow in their faith, enhance their academics, and influence their community. As an accredited liberal arts university, Bob Jones exposes students to the arts while equipping students with necessary tools for using the arts to transform culture for Christ.

Caleb - 11/16/2021

I went to Bob Jones a while back and visited the campus. I sat in on a day's worth of classes and ate at the cafeteria. I loved it! There isn't anything I would change. The students are nice, and so are the class rooms. And I will be attending as soon as I can.

Candace

I think overall it is an extraordinary school. They do a lot to get involved in the students' lives and are always available to interact and meet up with us. Bob Jones gives you so many opportunities to connect not only with other students and teachers, but they give you opportunities to connect with your community and people in your career centered field. They want their student's to succeed and make a difference in their society once they graduate college. The teachers are amazing and are personal with you not distant and if you seek help and advice you are always going to receive it. The school is a great family oriented group while educating their students with high standards of education and development.

Arianna

I love the direction Bob Jones is heading; the changes they are making I believe are the right ones, while still keeping a standard of excellence. The president, Steve Petit, is a man I greatly respect and admire. Bob Jones unapologetically offers truth, while still teaching students how to think critically.

Bob Jones University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Bob Jones University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bob Jones University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    After one semester of college education under my belt and possibly a lifetime of new experiences, I could write a book with all the things that I could tell myself about making the transition to college. Probably the most important things I would tell myself would be to take the best notes possible in class because that will translate into easier studying, also get out and have some fun every once and a while. College life can be really boring and energy draining if all you do is go to class and spend time in the dorm room studying. I would tell myself to dive into the diversity of the entire experience one can recieve at this college but make sure to keep education the most important thing on the agenda.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who complain about or simply hate abiding by rules, even though they signed a contract to abide by those rules, should not attend BJU. Those students make all the other people around them miserable.

    Read all  19 answers
  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who has grown up in a Christian private school or someone who is homeschooled. A public school student will not survive at this college. They will not understand the rules and will likely get kicked out within the first month if they do not handle themselves properly. Another person that should attend this school is someone looking to get a quality Christian education. The school offers great programs for both ministry work and secular work out of college.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The rules. The rules at this school are very strict, and you must be prepared to handle them before you arrive on campus. Demerits are given strictly by the leaders at the school. Often there is no tolerance for breaking rules in the handbook. Dress code, music standards, bed time, dating are all strictly inforced catagories of rules.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    BJU is a fundamental protestant liberal arts university that strives to develop the students faith and push each student to his or her highest personal potential.

    Read all  12 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Bob Jones University is a Christian college dedicated to giving its students a quality education while teaching them how to be more like Christ when they go out into the world.

    Read all  11 answers
  8. Describe the students at your school.

    For the most part, they are a great group of students who want to honor God with their lives.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The atmosphere is a very friendly and safe, a truly pleasant school. The faculty and staff truly care about the students and are readily available to help--not just with academics but also with the student's personal needs for help and advice.

    Read all  11 answers
  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about my society at BJU. I love the girls I get to be with and become close to. I love my job working with the kids at the elementary school. I love the sports program I am involved in and I love the teachers and peers in my major. Each major is like a family. You don't always agree with each other or like each other, but you're stuck. And you make it fun.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are a lot of rules regarding non-class attendance, dress code, and entertainment.

    Read all  10 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How to manage my time extremely well!

    Read all  9 answers
  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Academic success and focus. Pure excellence and integrity.

    Read all  7 answers

Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

2,566

Total Undergrad Enrollment

335

Total Grad Students

61%

Out-Of-State

33%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

100%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Bob Jones University receive some sort of financial aid. 62% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,550

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$6,470

Room and Board

23,220

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,545
$30 - $48K
$14,101
$48 - $75K
$14,978
$75 - $110K
$19,001
$110K & UP
$19,556

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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