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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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Some teachers are great,Quite BrightAccounting
Some teachers are great, but some are awful. Avoid Karen Rowe and Al Carper. Karen is just cruel, and Al is a horrible teacher who will change quiz dates and assignments without telling students. He tries to trick them into not succeeding. That is not prep for real life.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Seriously, please don't go here.Communications
Seriously, please don't go here. I was a student there for many years and worked on staff for several years. Yes, you can be blind for that long. You can think it's really you who is the problem and you should do God's will, when it's really who you're associated with that you should be running away from fast! Although there are some genuinely nice people there, the overall mentality and worldview taught is cultish, sheltered, and condescending. I will not even go into the many people I've interacted with there who are just nasty; their sweet, "spiritual" disposition is all surface; when they have to deal with pressure or people who are going through real-life problems, you wouldn't even guess they were "Christians." The only ones who will "grow there spiritually" are basically those who are already geared toward or part of the legalistic fundamental crowd. They go to the Bob Jones-approved churches and thrive and flourish there. At school they flourish some more then everyone goes back home to witness to the rest of the heathen families and world that don't think like them. Please, just go to a real school that will give you an accredited degree and if you're seeking a Christian school, go to one that teaches biblical Christianity.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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