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| Most alumnae/i I know are very happy with and grateful for the education they received at BJU. And contrary to other opinions, I did learn *how* to think. My profs didn't shy away from controversial topics. Rather, they encouraged students to think arguments through to their logical ends. Some of the best classes I attended were Logic, Ethics, Rhetoric, and Critical Writing. All advocated sorting out and analyzing one's philosophy so that one could present a reasoned argument should s/he be challenged on any point.Per the request of this website, I will not comment on other students' reviews . . . except to say I am 99.99% certain that the post dated May 05 was made tongue-in-cheek by someone who has never attended BJU. If the comment was posted by an alumnae/i, it is certainly not representative. While those in BJU circles may disagree wholeheartedly with other religions, even some "Christian" doctrines, they do love the people and pray for them to come to salvation. If this is not their heart attitude, then they have missed the whole point. |
| Starting Job: Database Developer, Preparedness: A+, Reputation: B+ |
|Oct 05 2004|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Overall, I benefitted from my years at the school. I worked with some of the brightest and most decent people, I have ever met. The faculty were generally approachable and concerned for my total well-being. I developed significantly over my four years there. I probably would have just "gotten by" at a school that didn't require the same rigor. |
|Oct 04 2004|| 4th Year Female --
Class 1987 |
| I can't deny that in this place I'm getting a very high-quality education. And I'm very happy that they finally have accreditation. The campus is totally safe and impeccably clean (I should know, I work custodial) but all should be warned that this isn't quite the place described in the promotional videos.|
The rules here are unquestionably over the deep end, and with so many to choose, I won't bother to go into long and boring detail about them. If accused of breaking a rule, you are guilty until proven innocent. If you are going to have a demerit system, at least structure it so students can do something good to remove demerits.
Additionally, discussion in Bible classes should be more open. I come from a Reformed Evangelical background, and it's hard to be in a place where the slightest difference of opinion with the Dispensational Fundamentalist rulers is all too often dismissed as invalid.If you can't take militaristic rules outside of the military, and if you can possibly afford another place, (which unfortunately I can't) BJU is not for you. Go somewhere that you're allowed to choose your own roommates and make more decisions for yourself without being labeled as a backsliding libertine.
|Sep 21 2004|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2007 |