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| Anyone thinking about coming to Bob Jones University better check their conscience at the door. This is a place where a lot of people come to date, get married, and have 20 kids. It's supposedly a Christian school, yet most everyone here supports very anti-Christian policies (basically everyone here is foolish/deluded enough to believe that George W. Bush is a moral person). Interracial marriage is certainly frowned upon here...basically, this is the sort of institution that breeds a very subtle form of bigotry. Anyone that's not Christian is seen as a barbaric heathen who is on a one way path to hell. If you don't believe exactly as fundamentalists clowns such as Jerry Falwell believe, you're considered an outcast and shunned by the general student body. Basically, this is a school for people who have no sense of reason and have no desire to think critically about anything for fear that using your brain and opening your heart to people that are different from you is against God's will. Bob Jones University is a poster child for why so many around the world are disillusioned with Christianity...luckily, this school doesn't represent all Christians...unfortunately, there are still too many who think the Bob Jones brand of faith is the one and only way to heaven. Please, if you truly want to surround yourself with open-minded, tolerant Christians, avoid Bob Jones at all costs. If you simply want to follow the ways of the false prophets (like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell), then Bob Jones may be for you. Hopefully, those who go to BJU see the light one day. We can pray. |
|Aug 01 2007|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| I attended Bob Jones University for one year. The academics were very challenging, which I considered to be a good thing. I found that the rules were too tight for college-aged people. If you still need help in discerning right from wrong, or if you need a good lesson in character building, Bob Jones might be the school for you! I really do believe that God is doing a great work in some people there. I also think that there are those at the school who really strive to be godly and create a warm, Christian atmosphere. However, there are also those who seem to be looking for problems and looking for issues with people, so that they can "turn them in" and "hand out demerits." I found it very frustrating at times when I was making a conscious effort to obey the rules, excel in the academics, and grow spiritually because I was constantly getting approached by people who were trying to find an issue with me, or find a rule that i was breaking. One thought my skirt was a half an inch too short,another told me I had a heart issue when I had a bag of granola in the library, and yet another person told me I couldn't run on the track unless I was wearing mesh windpants. I would call my parents and cry because I felt so overwhelmed by the combination of the academics and the tornado of ridiculousness....Forget to wear pantyhose? 25 demerits. Accidentally sleep through a class? 25 demerits. It was so hard to really think that this school was all about God. All about growing spiritually in Christ, when the only times I was ever approached by faculty or staff was when I was doing something wrong. I am not trying to bash the school.I do think there are some very good godly Christian people there with good morals and standards. However, I found it very hard to focus on schoolwork and my Christian walk when I had to constantly be looking over my shoulder or worrying if I was breaking one of the rules, or if someone might think I was breaking one of the thousands of rules. If you are looking for hardcore discipline and military style school, Bob Jones is the place for you! I also believe that the education you will recieve at Bob Jones is excellent. Another thing was that there really was nothing to do at nights or on the weekends if you were stuck on campus. You could go to the snack shop. You could study in the library, you could work out, watch a game sometimes or sleep. Those were the options. It was depressing to say the least. Before I came to Bob Jones, I was never homesick. After I got there, all I could think about the next break when I could go home. I met some quality people at Bob Jones and made a few close friends, but I would not recommend this school to anyone. |
|Jul 26 2007|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| My favorite thing about BJU was definitely all the fine arts. I still miss the dramas and the speeches. They did an excellent job teaching public speaking and I loved my two speaking classes.|
As for the rules, I was there for 3 semesters and only got 2 demerits, so I was able to abide by them fine, but I found them quite ridiculous.
I felt like the university tried to take the place of your parents and family which I found totally unbiblical. They had rules about what you could and couldn't do when you were on break. I'm sorry, but that is none of there business. That is between me and my parents.
Academically, I was not challenged. Granted, I have a rather high IQ, but most of the classes were just rote memorization, spitting back facts and ideas that the teacher thinks is right. I do not consider this to be true learning.
You heard sermons at least 2-3 times a week about making sure you were saved, checking your salvation. Do you listen to CCM? Or Heaven forbid Rock, Country etc. You are probably not saved. You need to repent and get saved.
If you are not incredibly secure in your beliefs, this really caused problems and doubts.
Overall, while I was there, I had some good times, but when I was home on break, the thought of going back made me literally sick to my stomach.I would not recommend this university unless you either agree with their doctrine and rules almost completely, or you are extremely strong in your walk with the Lord and who you are as a person.
|Jun 25 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2005 |