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| I am very satisfied with the education I received at BJU. I was extremely impressed by the faculty and staff. My teachers were very qualified, and were extremely dedicated. They exemplified Christ-likeness and it was a privilege to be under them. |
I am currently an attorney, having gone from BJU to a top-fifteen rated law school. I finished in the top part of my class, which I credit mostly to my training at BJU. The discipline at BJU is not for everyone, but it helped mold me into the person I needed to be and it has definitely helped me succeed in my career.
I realize that BJU has received a lot of bad press lately, and I would encourage anyone who hears it to check the school out for themselves -- you can't always believe just what you hear. BJU isn't perfect, but it does strive like no other place to provide a quality liberal arts education and instill godly character in its students.
I also realize that the fact that BJU is not accredited may concern some prospective students. Well, it shouldn't. I know that some folks have had trouble when trying to get into certain graduate schools, but it is simply not as common as some would like to make it appear. I had no trouble getting into law school. I have BJU graduate friends who had no trouble getting into and graduating from such prestigious law schools as Harvard Law, Duke Law, Michigan Law, Virginia Law, etc. In many cases, people who claim to have had a hard time getting into graduate school had a hard time because of poor grades or poor entrance exam scores (especially in the case of law school or medical school). This is not to say that this is true in every case -- I know BJU graduates sometimes have a difficult time, especially if their major is a new one at BJU or there haven't been a lot of graduates in that field. But in almost all of those cases I hear about, the student does get in, or does find a job because the Lord works it out. I would strongly urge anyone to go to BJU. It's a great place, and a unique place. I hope my kids go there some day because I know that they will receive an excellent education, but, most importantly, they will recive guidance in how to serve the Lord in the field He has called them.
|Jun 05 2002|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| I am compelled to write because I have heard people say having a BJU degree did not hurt them in getting in to grad school. I received over 10 rejection letters because BJ was unaccredited. Being in the military, I did not have the choice of going to the schools that do accept BJU (such as Duke, Harvard, Yale). If you have total freedom over where you get your degree, go for it. However, if you are restrained by location, BEWARE!!! For the record, my problems were not only with the universities in my locations, but also the accredited distance learning institutions. The only reason I was able to attend the graduate school at which I received my master's was that, as they were typing a rejection letter, the office manager mentioned that her sister had attended BJ and that it was a good school (definitely God moving there!).BJ will give you a solid, grounded, Biblical education; HOWEVER, you must be a mature Christian to attend and not become jaded by their guilt-laden diatribes on issues that detract from the Cross of Christ. If you are spiritually mature, want a good education in a Biblical setting, can handle LOTS of rules, can stand the stigma of being teased about attending BJU (FYI, I get it ALL THE TIME (probably out of jealousy some times)), and are prepared to go to grad school anywhere, go for it! Otherwise, consider less polarizing, restrictive, spirit-testing places. |
|May 10 2002|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Bobd Jones does not tell the truth to students about the rules. It looks like a nice school.. good buildings.. but it had some rules you would NOT believe. If you are not the most conservative... I mean super close minded christian (if you still can call yourself a christian after being that) then go to some other christian school. You are not allowed to go certain places, they place restrictions on dating life (not common sense rules.. insane rules) and they preach exactly their own theology and leave no room for debate. i hated this school and am attending Liberty University where I feel they have the heard screwed on much straighter |
|Mar 05 2002|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2000 |