BNUZ is located at the foot of Phoenix Mountain, which connects the campus with the mountain' s ecological garden surrounded by hills, dotted with lakes and covered by trees of chirping birds. Confucius observed, "The wise enjoy the waters, the benevolent the mountains; the wise are active, the benevolent placid; the wise are happy, the benevolent live long." The university shows this combination of wisdom and benevolence. The mountains are calm and placid which represents the prestigious school with a hundred years of tradition; the waters are moving and changing which stands for the university’s spirit of innovation and reform.
A survey on the Internet reveals that the university is "one of the most beautiful campuses in Asia"