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An Alumnus Looks at Bob Jones University

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With that said, I submit for your review....

Bob Jones University: An Alumnus' View

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I suppose if there's any school more loved--or hated--it's Bob Jones University (the official school web site is at

As a graduate of the class of 1993, I'd like to inform future students of BJU of what to expect if they take the plunge--and give any current students reading this a few pointers.

I don't have a grudge against the school, and neither am I affiliated directly with it. But with all the bizarre things I've heard, said and read, I thought there ought to be a balanced response.

Why Am I Writing This?

Like many things in life, BJU comes with instructions. It's called the Student Handbook, and getting your hands on one before becoming a student is somewhat of a feat in itself. Even more prized are the Dormitory Handbooks, which detail a major part of the social regulations unique to the guys (or gals) dormitories. The handbooks are required reading--literally--for all students. However, ask for one when you correspond with BJU for application materials, and you'll be politely refused.

I'd like to dispel fears that there might be some terrible thing BJU's hiding when it decides to not reveal the guts of its handbook. Hence, this webified crash course to the BJU dorm student life.

And besides, if I were researching BJU on the Internet, I'd want to see something from someone who's been there. You've found it.

Does BJU Know About This Website?

Yes, if you consider e-mailing the BJU webmaster a few questions as "knowing about." Does BJU care about this website? They probably don't mind either way. There are far worse things on the web about BJU.

I've not been paid, threatened, advised, condemned, black-listed or anything-thing-else'd by BJU about this website. (Well, rumor has it that the web content filter at the BJU dorms rejects this site...) I graduated from BJU and want to tell you my views on it.

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