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William Jessup University

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When I went to Jessup, I do notMusic - Performance
When I went to Jessup, I do not regret the experience, on account it was needed for my benefit. I chose to go into the music program, because it was what I wanted to do. Granted, to get a good job, you need to study a subject that can make you money. I am now getting a Masters in another subject.

One thing I have to say is that the school was great when I went there my first year. Our president was Bryce Jessup, and left after my first year to retire. He still has an active role in the University, but was a great person. After he left, the school started to change. Adjuncts were added who were not the best, and the "family" culture began to go downhill.

Going back to my major, there were a few instructors that made it worthwhile. They were quality instructors that had loads of experience, fun, entertaining, and pushed you to do great. I honestly believe in their craft, they could beat any performer or instructor in the country. The same goes for many of the instructors in other departments, especially the business and psychology departments. However, the department kept changing all the time, programs were cut, and it was very political in terms of who was the favorite music majors. In all honesty, the best musicians were overworked and overused with little affirmation when the popular students who were talented, but not well educated, got the opportunities. One of the most popular adjuncts in the music department had told me personally that in order for my degree in the long run to actually mean something, I'd need to go back to school and take more classes. The degree is easy when compared to other liberal arts music degrees.

However, other classes are completely educational and worthwhile. I had obtained three minors: bible and theology, psychology, and business. They were all informative and challenged me more than my music classes. Granted, it's music.

In the end, I did gain better skills than when I entered, and I was greatly appreciative of my private instructors. They were smart, effective, and well educated, and the classes THEY taught made the degree worth while.

In the end, I had a falling out with the department chair, on account I quite choir and was not a popular person in the department (in terms of favorites).

In the end, I did make good friends, and I still keep in touch with my instructors. I lean on their expertise, and they invested in me.

IN all honesty, some instructors who have grown with the university are tremendous and incomparable. However, because it is growing, the culture is changing, and it has disappointed many alumni, myself included.

However, this was a good learning experience for me. I learned a lot, I'm pursuing education, and it gave me enough life experience. If you are considering the university, go when there is a preview day, and fine people who will really tell you about it, not what you want to hear, and choose to go to a class that you would not consider majoring in, on account the major you choose will have classes like the ones you don't like or wouldn't like.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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WJU's faculty is friendly and supportive during yourEnglish
WJU's faculty is friendly and supportive during your education but there are major shortcomings in terms of how much help they provide you with careers and jobs after college. Which belies the biggest problem with WJU - their overriding concern with EVERYTHING that they do, is money. Once you're done going to school there, you're forgotten. There is no alumni network for helping graduates, there is NOTHING. Couple this with a greedy administration that is both dishonest and in same cases unethical (with a few notable exceptions) and you have a school where only those with rose colored glasses are having a good time. Student leadership is full of self righteous, elitist, judgmental super-Christians who will talk to you during Orientation and then never again if they decide you're not holy enough for them.

The internet is an extreme inconvenience. With download speeds that do not meet the standards set forth more than a decade ago, WJU essentially lies to incoming students about their broadband internet. What's more, they have banned students from creating their own internet networks, I suspect it has something to do with the degree of control that WJU staff wishes to exert upon their students (there's a filter on the internet too, by the way)

I met some of the most amazing people in my life at WJU, I also met some of the most dishonest and ungodly people I've ever come across - an exchanged student from India once offered me $400 to write a paper about the Bible for him, was caught at strip clubs multiple times, was caught with porn by WJU staff, and was STILL given a scholarship for his commitment to Christian leadership by the school...why? Because Daddy donated lots of money)

I would never recommend anyone go to WJU. You will graduate with a huge amount of debt (unless your parents are paying your way or you manage to get a full-ride scholarship) and you will have a great deal of trouble lining up work when you graduate unless you are well connected (the economy plus their lack of alumni network takes a huge toll...that, and the fact that none of their degrees are really self sufficient save for maybe business)Save yourself a lot of time, frustration, and money, do not go to this school.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I studied psychology here for a year andQuite BrightPsychology
I studied psychology here for a year and a half. I had a few professors that I really liked. Overall (most) of the student body are self absorbed and close minded. Each departments students join into their own little groups and are at the throats of the other departments. It's like a glorified high school full of social cliques and drama.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
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