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Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

Bob Jones University Admissions

Bob Jones University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Bob Jones University is 84%. Last year, 1,153 students applied to Bob Jones University and 970 were admitted.

If you are applying to Bob Jones University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Bob Jones University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Bob Jones University's admissions stats.

Bob Jones University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 59%
Waitlist No

Bob Jones University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bob Jones University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Want to Apply Early to Bob Jones University?

Bob Jones University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bob Jones University Admissions

How To Get Into Bob Jones University

It is not difficult to get into Bob Jones University. Bob Jones University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Bob Jones University accepted 84% of all applicants, around 970 of the 1,153 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Bob Jones University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Bob Jones University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Bob Jones University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Bob Jones University

What does Bob Jones University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Academic GPA Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Bob Jones University for more information on admission factors.

Bob Jones University Application Requirements

Make sure to check in with Bob Jones University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bob Jones University?

Students admitted to Bob Jones University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 45% submitted a class rank. At Bob Jones University 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 14% were in the top 25% and 40% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bob Jones University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 27%
3.75 and 3.99 28%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 7%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bob Jones University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bob Jones University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 37% of Bob Jones University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bob Jones University?

To be competitive with other Bob Jones University applicants, you should aim to score between 1000 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bob Jones University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bob Jones University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bob Jones University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bob Jones University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 39 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 39 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bob Jones University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 39, and three out of four students scored lower than 39 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bob Jones University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Bob Jones University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Bob Jones University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Bob Jones University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Bob Jones University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bob Jones University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Bob Jones University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Bob Jones University accept transfer credits?

✅ Bob Jones University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bob Jones University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Bob Jones University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Bob Jones University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bob Jones University?

✅ Bob Jones University is not test optional.

What is Bob Jones University's acceptance rate?

✅ Bob Jones University has an acceptance rate of 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bob Jones University?

❌ Bob Jones University does not offer early decision.

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Bob Jones University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Bob Jones University? Bob Jones University is a less selective institution. The Bob Jones University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


Bob Jones University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bob Jones University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bob Jones University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bob Jones University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1220


Math SAT Range

480 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

Bob Jones University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bob Jones University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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