Bob Jones University in Greenville

Greenville, SC

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)

Bob Jones University offers 326-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 81%. The most popular test is SAT - 12% of students submitted it in comparison to 98% of students who submitted ACT. 45.5% are women, and 54.5% are men. 6% percents of international students. Bob Jones University is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bob Jones University is 13671$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $18020 and $24110 per year. 66% of full-time Bob Jones University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bob Jones University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bob Jones University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,323
$30,001 - $48,000$11,727
$48,001 - $75,000$13,223
$75,001 - $110,000$15,759

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 6280


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1948 of Bob Jones University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 71 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bob Jones University number 32 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Bob Jones University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bob Jones University.

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Graduation Rate


Bob Jones University graduation rate is above the national average.

66% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bob Jones University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Bob Jones University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 15%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Bob Jones University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 13%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Bob Jones University full-time retention rate is 80% and part-time retention rate is 47%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bob Jones University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1326 - 1758

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 453 - 618
Math: 440 - 570
Writing: 433 - 570

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bob Jones University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 28
Math: 16 - 25
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bob Jones University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bob Jones University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bob Jones University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Bob Jones University

The campus located by 1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard address in Greenville, South Carolina.


Bob Jones University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bob Jones University with 1.45% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Bob Jones University are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bob Jones University offers 326 programs in total: 222 are for Bachelor's degree, 57 - for Master's degree, 25 - for Associate's degree, 15 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 7 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Bob Jones University is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance learning programs that are provided in the Bob Jones University: 15 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Bob Jones University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2682 students with 80453 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 207 with 4961 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bob Jones University

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My family lives here and attended college here too, and it is an incredible place to visit and live in. It is definitely a unique place in the world, but it's a good rest from the noise and problems of the world. In academics the quality is top-notch, and the spiritual care is genuine from the faculty. Finally, the campus is a great hub for art of all kinds: musicals, operas, plays, concerts, etc. I definitely recommend going, even if it's just to take a walk! It's a beautiful campus, and people are more than happy to help.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I went to Bob Jones University for the 2014-2015 school year as a pre-med major. The school and administration are very nice...but they require you to undergo 'biblical counseling' if you act in any way that they do not approve of. This is understandable, but the counseling sessions are hosted by Bible major grad students and these students are obligated to repeat anything you say that they think the higher-ups would want to know.In addition, they value compliance to rules over understanding the rules or the reasons for them. When I asked about the purposes of various rules (respectfully), I was given no answers except a reprimand. I can respect rules, but I cannot respect an organization that keeps rules in place simply as an expression of enforcing discipline. Even the RAs and much of the mid-level administration care little for the rules, and typically let things slide, which creates an attitude of disrespect for the authority of the school.The school is not regionally accredited. Note: This is the important accreditation, not the national one that they advertise. (EDIT: As of the 2019 school year, this is no longer the case and they are now regionally accredited.) Their med-school acceptance rate is inflated because they remove anyone from the major if the faculty deem them unlikely to make it into a med school. I eventually discovered a passion for biology..and realized that Bob Jones University could not help me get into a biology grad school, because they teach young-earth creationism. Any grad school for biology simply would not accept someone who had been trained in that tradition of belief, rather than from an evolution-based perspective. Regardless of the validity of the belief, there is no future in the life sciences for most people who attend this school.Disregard any attempts by the admissions counselors to convince you that a science (or many other) degree from BJU can get you into grad school in a secular institution whose own subsequent degree could help you get a job outside of Christian circles. If you get a degree from BJU, make sure your plan is to continue working in the Christian community. Nothing wrong with that, but it's something young people are not aware of that can seriously hurt their future careers.Finally, keep in mind that credits do not transfer from BJU to any school that isn't Christian. As anything but a religious/music/art major of some kind, your options for transfer are: PCC, Liberty University, and a couple other small colleges much like BJU (EDIT: Again, no longer the case due to accreditation, though many of their credits still might not transfer for other reasons). As a personal recommendation to other prospective students: If you don't think you can live comfortably under the rules, please don't go. You will be out several thousand dollars and a great deal of stress, not to mention a year of your life. Trust me, pick someplace else. I had to go against my parents' wishes to get out, and it was the best choice I have ever made. I escaped, and you can too.UPDATE: I'm now a junior attending Appalachian State University, getting a B.S. in biology with a concentration in science. I plan to teach science to middle- and high-school students. Having some years of science training under my belt, I can say that Bob Jones University does not teach science to a standard which would prepare them for a future in any science. They teach it through memorization--science is a way of thinking about the world which can supplement both everyday life and a life of faith. Without that fundamental basis for their teaching, Bob Jones University is not an acceptable option for a science education, regardless of their faith base. There are better options that surpass Bob Jones in educational quality without compromising the beliefs of their students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Incredible School. Really amazing education! They really prepare you for the future. Teachers really care for you, unlike most colleges. It is now also accredited!! The student body is amazing and I would highly recommend going to college here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Beautifully maintained campus with nice grounds. The buildings, while pristine, seem outdated architecturally. Also the dining halls close at 7pm.While I would definitely not choose to attend this institution, there are people who want to.

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Overall Rating:

This is a great place with caring teachers who honestly care about their students and want to provide a rigorous academic experience for them. I love being a student here.I am an Information Technology student. All of my Computer Science and Information Technology professors are incredible and push me to learn, but also care about me personally.The school is now regionally accredited, which tremendously helps all students who want to transfer or further their education.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8642425100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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