William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA, USA

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William Jessup University
4.36 Average Rating

Chris from Orangevale, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Jessup does a great job of making all students feel welcomed and apart of the small school community. This is a great school if you are looking for a Christian education with students and professors that actually care about you and your education.
Tips for prospective students
The school is small however this means that you see the same people all of the time. It is very easy to connect with other students in class and at Chapel. I am a commuter students and still feel very connected with the different events that take place on and off campus.
Academic Rigor
This is the 3rd college i have attended. I have been to a CSU and a community College. Jessup is a significant level up in terms of work load and expectations from community college. I would say the workload is very similar to a California State University but more easily managed due to the fact that the professors are easily accessed.
Dorm Life
I am a commuter but i have heard nothing but great things about the dorms and apartments on campus. The dorms consists of several rooms connected to a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The facilities are great but they have relatively strict rules about boys and girls in each others rooms.
Food and Dining
The Cafe has great buffet style food and always has a large variety of hot, cold, healthy, and not so healthy options for everyone. There is also a place called The Shack which is essentially an expensive 7-Eleven. The options on campus are pretty limited but there is lots of great food around campus.
What to do for fun
Rocklin is a relatively high class area so some things are expensive. Go to the campus events! Lots of students take day trips to Lake Tahoe, San Fransisco, and Apple Hill.
Bang for the buck
The school is definitely pricy but you get a lot of great resources such as great students (that really want to be there), amazing professors, and some great modern facilities.
Great for these types of students
If you want a small school where you can meet everyone within a semester or two come here! The campus has a very friendly vibe and always feel safe on campus.
Campus Safety
The campus is in a great part of town. I have never had any problems even when walking back from the library to my car at 2 am. The campus also has a 24 hour security team that will unlock or escort you anywhere around campus.
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kalie from south lake tahoe, ca

a current student here
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In three sentences
william jessup is a wonderful christian university that combines amazing teachers with small class sizes that allows for one on one attention with the teachers. they have a relatively reasonable tuition rate, and you really get what you pay for. the classes are wonderful and not just boring lectures that are terrible.
Tips for prospective students
a tip for william jessup: they are a christian school, so be prepared to pray. all the teachers are very strong in their faith, and most of them like to pray before and after each class. be prepared to pray and be asked for any prayer requests you may have.
Academic Rigor
academically, it is very challenging, but the teachers are willing to work with each student who is willing to ask for help. they are readily available through text/call and email, and are constantly willing to help anyone having a rough time. you have to try pretty hard to fail!
Dorm Life
the dorms are great, the only downfall is that the school grew so quickly that they don't have enough dorms for all the juniors and seniors, so they must find housing off campus. freshman and most sophomores are able to live on campus, though.
Food and Dining
the food is amazing! that is weird to say of a college cafeteria, but the food is catered and is of amazing quality. they offer a variety of options for any allergies, and they are always updating the menus.
What to do for fun
for fun, it is very close to sacramento and roseville, which offer many outdoor malls and shopping centers. it is also close to folsom lake, where you can go off-roading or hiking. as well, there is much night life in sacramento.
Great for these types of students
people who are serious about their relationship with god and who want to pursue their christian education.
Greek Life
none
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Michael Livermore from San Jose, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Do you want interactive, hands on learning from professional, compassionate and knowledgeable professors? William Jessup University is hands down the best option for the learner who is interested in integrating their faith, furthering their personal journey with God and learning crucial information in a major of their choice. Overall WJU will present the student with the necessarily tools and experiences to become prosperous and make an impact in society.
Tips for prospective students
Dear prospective students,

I advise you to come with open eyes and full hearts as learning and overcoming academic obstacles is a blessing. Take nothing for granted and learn from all circumstances. The choice is ultimately yours and by attending WJU you have taken one step closer to a successful career and life.
Academic Rigor
William Jessup pushes the student to their learning capabilities and allows the learner to grow as a person while achieving academic goals.
Dorm Life
I live off campus currently.
Food and Dining
I also eat off campus, but have heard good things.
What to do for fun
Hiking, mountain adventures, river rafting, fishing, snowboarding and skiing close.
Campus Safety
Super Safe!
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Zachary from Rocklin, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A tight fit community of both young and old believers, collectively striving together to transform tomorrow, today. Whether it be in the classroom, dinning hall, or dorm, this community knows how to have fun and glorify God.
Tips for prospective students
If you can live on campus, do so. The campus life provides a great experience away from home, in regards to life lessons and overall fun.
Academic Rigor
I have not yet taken a course from Jessup, but my friends from Jessup would give it a four star rating on Academic Rigor. However it definitely depends on your department (Public Policy Majors should expect above 5 stars of difficulty).
Dorm Life
Once again, I have not lived in the dorms, but my friends who do enjoy it very much!
Food and Dining
New Cafeteria was just opened. The service is provided by Bon Apatite, and the head chef is the most recent winner of Google's Hell's Kitchen... so ya its good! And Beautiful!
What to do for fun
Lounge, Pool Tables/game room, gym, volleyball, horse shoes, music.
Bang for the buck
For the experience, its well worth the 20,000 in tuition. Not to mention the fact that the staff does their best to look for financial aid in scholarships for the attending students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Fantastic small prayer chapel.
Great for these types of students
Christian Psychology, Liberal Arts, and those with their sights upon ministry.
Greek Life
None... Other than the Biblical Studies Greek language department ;)
Campus Safety
Full time staff that guards the campus and will even assist you in the event of a car breakdown or a transportation to your vehicle across campus.
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Steven from Shingle Springs, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
the sense of community is so awesome at this school. everyone is so friendly and welcoming. i love living on campus and being involved.
Tips for prospective students
check out the school on preview day. try to live on campus if you can so you can be involved in all of the activities. if you have to be a commuter student, try and make connections to some of the residents so that you can stay involved in the student community!
Academic Rigor
classes are challenging but rewarding. the professors are phenomenal, top notch instruction
Dorm Life
awesome! lots of camaraderie and bonding. study groups help to get through the academic part of college life.
Food and Dining
cafe is great most of the time, occasionally there are some dishes that aren't that great. i think this could be a common issue at other schools too.
What to do for fun
activities in the area are endless! skyzone, bowling, movies, laser tag....the list goes on
Bang for the buck
an education definitely worth paying for. professors are available when needed.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
meetings in the culvert
Great for these types of students
anyone and everyone
Clubs and Activities
lots of stuff to do, check the website
Greek Life
i don't think we have this....
Campus Safety
very safe, lots of security, especially at night
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Emerick from Rocklin, CA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The education at William Jessup University is truly high quality. As a psychology major, I have been lucky to experience the best the school has to offer. The overqualified professors here at WJU pour time and passion into every detail of their lecture, making sure to entertain every learning style. While there is a strong incorporation of their religious belief within the program, it is presented in such a way as to not discriminate against other religions.
Am enjoying being here
My experience at WJU has been nothing less than positive. In addition to excellent academics, the community offered at this school is second-to-none. Whether you are a commuter or find yourself living in the recently constructed dorms or on-campus apartments, the community around you is welcoming and supportive. WJU almost like a small family - now that I'm here, I couldn't see myself anywhere else!
Bang for the buck
While it's initial cost may seem intimidating, I have seen few other academic institutions with a financial aid department as capable as WJU's. With the aid of the many immediately-awarded scholarships and grants given by the school, it is almost impossible to pass this school up as a serious consideration.
Tips for prospective students
As with any college, the adventure you experience at WJU will be directly reflective of the time put into it. Try your best to involve yourself in on-campus activities or local service projects; you will find that the local community is heavily involved and knowledgeable about WJU, and will gladly welcome the school's student body.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students interested in a safe, close-knit, family-friendly environment. Unless college-party is on your list of expectations for a well-rounded, thorough education, I cannot recommended this school enough.
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Derek from Auburn, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes at Jessup are top notch!! Every class is small enough where there is good teacher to student interaction. They make the assignments and projects as close as they can to real life scenarios which benefits every student for his or her future.
Am enjoying being here
The campus and people are extremely friendly. Wish there were more activities but rooting for our athletic teams are always fun and bring a lot of school spirt.
Bang for the buck
Although Jessup is an private school it defiantly isn't the most expensive. They offer a lot of scholarships to help each and every student and try to make it affordable to all.
Tips for prospective students
To go sit in on a class to make sure it is what you want. And to talk to other students to see how friendly everybody is and see what the campus life is really like.
Great for these types of students
If you are real religious or wanting a smaller more structured school and campus then this place is the school for you.
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