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Now that you are out in the field,Finance
Now that you are out in the field, how has your college helped/hurt you?
It did nothing to help me. However, it did destroy my parents' ability to save money as they neared retirement. Now they are both dead, and I'm driving a truck for a living. As I grow older, the more what happened to us bothers me. It was a travesty. This school grossly misrepresents itself to the hay-seeds. In my case the hay seeds were me and my well-intentioned, but 8th grade educated, Mennonite parents. BJU robbed my parents of desparately needed money and me of the best years of my life. My parents went to their graves not fully understanding what happened. They were good people, but University education was beyond their ken.

What do you think you should have known/done?
I should have known that when Bob Jones University claimed itself to be the Harvard and Yale of Christian schools that I was being lied to. The open admissions policy should have been a clue, and the lack of accreditation, and the lack of Phds on the faculty, and so on.

What should I have done?
I should have gone to a much cheaper State University and gotten a real higher-education experience that would have better met my goals and needs. But. I was a Mennonite kid who wanted desperately to remake himself as a professional man. And I knew nothing of the outside world, much less of the outside world of higher education. I was defenseless against the Bob Jones scam. Me and my parents were cruelly misled as to what this school is.

The only thing I can do now -- the only good I can salvage from this injustice -- is to steer as many naive, fundy kids (and their parents) away from this school as possible.

I no longer believe in an afterlife. But if there is an afterlife -- one that includes justice -- these people will pay a heavy price for their deceit.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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They use the Bible to fit their agendaQuite BrightFinance
They use the Bible to fit their agenda rather than use the Bible to create a good agenda. They destroy students self-esteem if they don't drink the BJU kookaid. Girls have been sexually assaulted on the campus and they never warn anyone about it in order to protect the schools reputation. The discipline they teach in class is a great basis for being a good employee when hired in your field.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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BJU greatly helped in the areas of discipline,Finance
BJU greatly helped in the areas of discipline, professionalism, and character. More and more professional businesses and other fields are looking for good, upstanding young people coming from college. Many of them are getting disgusted with the lazy, grungy people coming from secular universities. This is not to say that there aren't good kids coming from these secular universities, I know because I competed against them for jobs. However, if you truly want to have a disciplined work ethic, BJU is a great start. You will be hard pressed to get a better education elsewhere. However, if you are able to do this on your own or through a reputable school then by all means do so. BJU is not for everyone, don't force yourself or you will be miserable. It is a christian school that caters to conservative christians and will only force its will on those who choose to attend. Those who negatively review BJU and there time there need to remember that attending school at a certain place is a choice. Many may say they were forced to attend this "horrible, restrictive school", well then don't be a coward critic and leave those that force you so you can attend where you desire. I chose BJU and would have only regretted going there if I had wanted to choose to go to a different school and didn't go there. I have done an immense job of rambling, however I hope that this review has been helpful. Remember, not all graduates of this school are closed minded bigots that are racist. That is a preconceived idea by those who want tolerance but refuse to show tolerance.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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