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  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    johnson bible college is a great school for those who like smaller classrooms, one on one time with the teachers, and a place where almost every face is familiar. also, johnson bible college does a spectacular job with its preaching program, so if preaching is your call for the future, johnson bible college is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    try and be sociable the first two months of college, even if it pushes you out of your comfort zone. be sure to fill out all of your paperwork and work study application documents before you arrive on campus. it makes life a lot easier once you are there and it provides more assurance that you will have a job on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    johnson bible college is the cheapest private college in tennessee. however, just because the price is lower, the standards for education are not. the classes are great, the dorm rooms are spacious and the food is scrumptious.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and spacious. More importantly however, is that the people are kind. Everybody is extremely friendly and helps one another out. As far as I know there is no drama in the dorms, but if there is, you always have someone who will lend a listening ear and a helping hand. The teachers go out of their way to make sure that you are doing well both academically and wherever else you might need assistance.

    Academic Rigor

    in every class that i have attended thus far, i have learned something new. each teacher does his/her best to encompass and utilize each of the different learning styles in his/her classroom and connect the subject to other classes.

  • 12/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to dedicate their lives to the ministry of God. The preaching major is the focus of the school, but all the other areas are amazing and top of the line. It's a smaller campus that's at least 15 minutes away from everything, but the view is spectacular and the campus immaculate. As long as you don't mind knowing almost everyone on campus and a reasonable work load, this school is a great match for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be sure to be open. You may not be a very sociable person, but be open enough to let people approach you and you'll find yourself surrounded by people who love you and are there to support you. Also, though the teachers are very nice and understanding they do give a nice amount of homework. As long as you keep up with the work they give you and find help when you're struggling you'll be all good!

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of living and classes given, the University should charge much more than it does, but because it continues to receive ample amounts of money from generous alumni and University friends they are able to keep the prices quite low. And if a student is having a hard time paying they work with you to afford it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful year round, the people are all very nice and sociable. It really feels like the student body is a giant family; though everyone has a close center of friends, everyone is open to everyone and you really never feel alone. The teachers are personable and easy to talk to as well. Very nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are interesting and though they teach a lot, they still provide room for your own ideals and beliefs. The lectures are always full of information that is not only nice to know for the tests and quizzes, but very good for learning how to put class curriculum into real world ministry, or give you ideas for teaching or sermons.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for those who are looking to become a preacher. I know many who have graduated from Johnson and are fine preachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Yes this college is a Bible college, but it also has a music program and teacher education program, of which I am enrolled in. The dorm life is awesome, separate dorm buildings of course.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is great for me because I happen to be an international student. They supply an awesome scholarship for us and also there is a presidents scholarship that can be given to anyone. The college is definitely cost affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    The whole atmosphere of the college is just wonderful. The buildings have all the same architectural details but the brick and white pillars are just very romantic. It is a beautiful college, we won an award for it!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are extremely nice and will help you out, no problem!

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever a couple wants to become official they have to go walk around the pond 3 times.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food can be iffy sometimes but the grill serves great food! The servings are kinda small in the grill, though.

    Dorm Life

    Great fun is always had in the dorms! whether it just be hanging out, watching a movie, or having a party, we always have a blast!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers expect you to work hard in the class and the student's grades will reflect the effort put in. The grading scale is very difficult.

    In three sentences

    Great college with teachers and faculty that actually care about you. Located right outside the Smokey Mountains it is a beautiful campus and is very well maintained. Awesome place to connect with people and further your education.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Johnson is outside, so the campus is quiet and safe. There are regular security sweeps, and gates close at nine. Most professors and students live on the small campus, so you are sure to know your neighbors. I have no fear of walking alone at night, or even of meeting questionable strangers.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like a personal touch.

    Bang for the buck

    The best. Period. The tutition is low, there are tons of scholarships available, and the quality of education is high. I don't know of another place like it.

    What to do for fun

    Smokey Mountain National Park, Dollywood, dollar theater, downtown, Greek Festival, Indian food.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a lot of options, and works hard at mixing it up so you don't get bored. My one complaint was the lack of healthy food. I know fresh, unprocessed food is difficult to provide in a cafeteria, so A for effort, but still not quite what I would wish for. Who knows, maybe they try and none of the kids will eat it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, spacious, clean, and light. My one complaint was the tiny kitchens- the size of a closet, and one to a whole floor! I loved having a bathroom in the room, and only one roommate. RAs are generally very helpful, and a lot of effort is made to include and invite everyone in hall activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Johnson had many difficult classes, and a few easy ones. Like all colleges (I suppose), there were some required blow-off classes that I found annoying, but I have to admit that even in those I learned some things and had a good time. The academic standards are excellent, particularly in the areas of Bible,Teacher Education, and missions/international work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the help and guidance that are offered, and make friends with staff and professors. People at Johnson really care about students and are really willing to go the extra mile to help you out! Also, there is tutoring and counseling available, both, I believe, for free. Don't fail a class because you skipped too many days or decided not to write a paper. If you are homesick, having problems with your roommate, or have things in your past you need to address, go to the counseling center. There's a whole army of people eager to make sure you succeed.

    In three sentences

    A really fantastic place, and a great experience for me.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is great.

    Greek Life

    No drinking school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs and activities are offered.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for friendly people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus and school in itself is small, so there are many traditions that take place over the year.

    Bang for the buck

    Academics are wonderful. Rooming is great. Overall a great price.

    What to do for fun

    Johnson is located in the mountains of Tennessee, so there is a lot to do! A lot of students spend time in the mountains hiking and in the water.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. The only thing bad is that there are specific times of the day that the cafeteria is open.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life it wonderful, students really get to know each other. The rooms are spacious with a personal bathroom and closet. Clean and neatly organized rooming arrangements also.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging. However, the grading scale can be frustrating, but they only want their students to aim high!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure as a prospective student you mentally prepare for a willing and able work ethic. The teachers are great, but they are not simple courses.

    In three sentences

    Johnson in an incredible school that offers an loving and encouraging environment. The small size allows for great relationships with both teachers and students. The campus is beautiful, and that makes it even more wonderful to be at.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 Campus patrol. No one gets in or out without passing the guard hut.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are a must Johnson. The main school associated sports are not very good.

    Great for these types of students

    Students seeking to further Christian Education and students who love building friendships and having a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the very back of the campus is a trail that leads through a forest and eventually opens up to a lake.

    Bang for the buck

    For what you pay for Johnson you defintiely get your money's worth. It still expensive like every college but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Long boarding. Cliff diving. Rock climbing. Going to down town Knoxville. Seeing a movie. Going out to eat at all the fine restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not always the best but sometimes its great. Definitely beats high school cafeteria food every-time though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The dorm rooms are big, comparable to a hotel room.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are great, and the professors really inspire to teach the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't spend a lot of your meal tickets eating at the grill. Always make sure to check your student email. Make sure to turn all assignments in on time, ecspecially the ones submitted online.

    In three sentences

    Great School with a great atmosphere. Campus life is absolutely great and the dorm rooms are top nautch. The professors actually care about you and sometimes can feel like your best friend.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Key-Fobs to get in everywhere and security at the gate!

    Greek Life

    Although there is none, we do a lot of stuff as a hall

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once nick-named Johnson Bridal College due to the large amounts of students seeking christian marriage partners!

    What to do for fun

    No class on Mondays!! There's a lot of extra-curricular activities! Including Student Government and Missions!

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic mean plan options and amazing food! It's like a buffet everyday! Salads, make-your-own, pizza, ice cream, desserts, and even Cold-Stone on Fridays!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and roomie! Private bathrooms and air conditioning units! It's carpeted with stackable furniture and plenty of room for two beds, two large study desks, two dressers, closest space, shower, toilet, sink, and even a couch!

    Academic Rigor

    All of the professors are knowledgeable about their field! All of my professors and advisors were from different parts of the field- a lot to choose from!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best to participate in all of the student activities! It's a great way to get to know people!

    In three sentences

    Johnson has a fantastic atmosphere! All the faculty is willing to help, all the students are creative, welcoming, friendly, and kind! Our campus, along with our dorms are better than any other colleges I've checked out!

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security and police on campus that patrol all throughout the night. There are almost no thefts and you can leave your stuff and know that nobody is going to mess with it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people wanting to go into any ministry or missions role.

    Bang for the buck

    Teachers here really know what they are talking about and provide very good learning environments. I've never heard of anyone being dissatisfied with their learning here, unless they did not attend classes.

    What to do for fun

    The college is located just outside of Knoxville, TN and is close to the Smokies. There are so many things to do including going downtown; hanging out in the Student Activity center and playing pool; or just going to the mall which isn't too far away. Great location and lots of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food could be better, but there is also a grill in the activity center. If you don't like what's there, the school has exchange meals you can use at the grill.

    Dorm Life

    There is lots of breathing space in the dorms. Everything is up-to-date and the rules are very easy to follow. Everyone is expected to keep their rooms sanitary and there are weekly checks, but they aren't hard to pass.

    Academic Rigor

    The work in classes will be a lot more than high school. You cannot skip out on lots of classes because this school expects you to attend classes to get your moneys worth. Very studious, but at the same time the classes are smaller and you get time in with professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The focus of this college is learning, and building relationships with people and Christ. Get involved and do not skip out on classes for it will result in failure. This school takes student attendance very seriously.

    In three sentences

    This college's focus is definitely on student learning and God. It is a wonderful community and body of students. Coming here means assured learning, and a great starting point for your career.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a few security guards that drive around campus, two gates, and very nice people.

    Greek Life

    We have Greek class for learning Biblical-Greek as a language, but that's it.

    Great for these types of students

    Willing to be grown in what you believe and have an open mind to MANY different ways of thinking. Those interesting in theology and religion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's really small, so there are not really and unusual traditions or locations. There is the grave site of the founders.

    Bang for the buck

    Incredible CHRISTIAN education for very cheap. Private university education for just around 17k (as of 2013), and everyone is an automatic double major (Bible and whatever specific you chose).

    What to do for fun

    The campus is incredibly small with little to do compared to a large state school. Downtown Knoxville is about a 20-25 minute drive away, so many people go there, many people play video games, so you play with each other a lot. There is also intramural sports as well as many pick up games.

    Food and Dining

    You have two options: the Gally (main dining hall) or The River Grill (campus restaurant). It gets old quick, but it's fairly good quality for mass produced college food. Other restaurants are about 10-15 minutes drive away.

    Dorm Life

    You truly build a brotherhood with the people in the dorms. There's an open door policy which helps you get to know everyone very well. You have your own private bathroom!

    Academic Rigor

    Good standard for students to live by. They want you to do all things as for Christ, so if you're lazy and immature in your scheduling and school-work, don't go to Johnson.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a school focused around the Bible; if you don't know much about Scripture, read some. Use the time at Johnson to grow you as a person, not to become who God is promised you'll become later. Ministry is so simple, don't let the classroom kill what you think of as ministry.

    In three sentences

    Very good school of high quality. Easy to get into, however they have many rules to follow. I truly enjoy this school.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a guard shack which you have to pass through to enter our campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Wonderful for students who are looking for training to be able to share their faith in their career!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year around Christmas the faculty and staff have a very nice dinner for us and they all serve us! It is followed by a hilarious dinner show! Oh! No school on Mondays!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a quality education, you even get an automatic double major! Every student who attends Johnson majors in Bible and Theology along with their desired major.

    What to do for fun

    We have a student activity center with a grill and a Starbucks and the Great Smoky Mountains are in our backyard! Also, we are very close to downtown Knoxville which allows for very fun weekends involving things such as Movie In The Square!

    Food and Dining

    Our food service does a wonderful job to help accommodate those with special health needs! The food is really good most of the time!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so great! Every two person room has its own bathroom and sink area! No community showers! Also, it is very clean and new and much more living space than other school's dorm rooms!

    Academic Rigor

    Prepare in high school and know how to study, in college you definitely work to earn your grade but it is so rewarding!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to put in a lot of work, academically and community service wise. All of the professors are very personable and genuinely care about you.

    In three sentences

    Johnson University is outstanding. They provide us with numerous resources that prepare us for expanding the Kingdom of God among all nations in every major available. They teach us how to live our life for Christ and to love and give back to others.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out and play frisbee

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't great but its edible most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    Your hall becomes your family

    Academic Rigor

    Not terribly hard unless you procrastinate

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to chapel, do your homework, and go to class.

    In three sentences

    A great environment that really helps to advance ones relationship with God. It has a great focus and amazing professors. Also the dorms are awesome and the campus is beautiful.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Nonexistent.

    Bang for the buck

    Johnson provides a solid education for a great cost.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Knoxville is only 20 minutes away. Beyond that, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge is 30-40 minutes away. We are not far from the Smokey Mtns.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad; not amazing.

    Dorm Life

    There is incredible community at Johnson.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said: The level of academic rigor varies from professor to professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be responsible. Do not treat Johnson as a 4-year-long church camp.

    In three sentences

    Johnson is a fantastic environment in which the professors care for their students. The level of academic rigor varies from professor to professor. Nonetheless, it comes highly recommended from myself and the majority of alumni.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have security guards on campus, a guard watch, and security cameras. It's pretty safe

    Clubs and Activities

    We have intramural sports, a cheer and dance team, sports for girls and guys, verse memorization, student government, and a whole bunch of other things to get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're not serious about the Bible this isn't the college for you. We do intensive Bible studying and the classes are Bible based. We also have mandatory chapel 3 days a week.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Galley is not the best, but the grill is really good. Not a lot of options but definitely choose a food plan that allows you to have exchange meals. Its also a good idea to buy your own food and cook in the dorm kitchen

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are bigger than most dorms and have private bathrooms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really great and the professors are available to help with any homework questions. There are also several study groups and tutors on campus.

    In three sentences

    Johnson is the most friendly, supportive college I've visited. The professors are great, the classes are helpful, and the campus is beautiful. The people here are really concerned on making sure you strengthen your relationship with God and helping to prepare you for ministry. You need to come to Johnson University.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great price for the nice dorms, beauitful campus, hands on professors, and good food. Even this low tuition can be brought lower by scholarships and work studies.

    What to do for fun

    The underground has game rooms, a cafe, lounge areas, a burger joint, and multiple gyms. Louges and computer labs throughout campus. Multiple sports teams, plays and musicals throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Clean dinning hall and food stations. Variety of food with fun theame days.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly atmossphere, a great place to both study and relax. Very much a comunity lifestyle. Convertable furniture for flexibility, good size rooms, personal bathroom per set of two roomates. Accecible kitchens and laundry room.

    Academic Rigor

    Highly qualified professors that can help you in any of the offered fields.

    In three sentences

    Respectably holds to rules and requirements.