About Bob Jones University
Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, non-denominational Protestant fundamentalist university in Greenville, South Carolina. It is the largest private liberal arts university in South Carolina and has a reputation for being one of the most conservative of religious schools in the United States.
The university was founded in 1927 by Bob Jones, Sr. (1883-1968), an evangelist and contemporary of Billy Sunday. The current president of the University, Stephen Jones, is the great-grandson of the founder and the fourth member of the Jones family to serve as president.
Since 2005 BJU has been accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, an accrediting organization recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and the university enrolls approximately 4,200 students representing every state and 50 foreign countries. It employs a staff of 1,450, offers undergraduate degrees in over a hundred majors, and conducts precollege education from pre-kindergarten through high school. In 2008, the University estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000.
Located at the edge of the Appalachian foothills in Greenville, S.C., Bob Jones University is the foremost fundamental Christian university, with students from every state and more than 40 foreign countries. BJU is training leaders by building up their faith and understanding of God’s Word, and by teaching them how to live the truth in every area of life.
I believe in the inspiration of the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments); the creation of man by the direct act of God; the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; His identification as the Son of God; His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His power to save men from sin; the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit; and the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.