The unauthorized access to the university entrance could be gained by only flashinga student card. This unsecure situation shows the loophole of security authentication in a university. In order to overcomethis, a biometric recognition could be the most suitable candidate as itvaries uniquely from one person to another. A study on student cards’ biometric recognition using Viola-Jones algorithm is presented as it is proven as a powerful algorithm in terms of superb detection rates and speed. It is done by comparing the facial structures and features between the student card’s image and the card holder image, thus determining the similarity. The recognition performance is evaluated based on the percentage of similarity using 100 testing images of 50 students. The observation on results obtained the effectiveness of the Viola-Jones features in student cards’ biometric recognition rate.