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Tuition & Fees

$26,144

$26,144

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 930
Declined + 276
Total Received 1,206
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Private (nonprofit)

2,017

undergraduate students

691

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Family/human Services
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Codes

SAT 6321
ACT 0130

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
32%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
19%
24-29
52%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
36%
24-29
34%
18-23
27%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
8%
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School Facts

John Brown University, founded in 1919, is a private, liberal arts institution. Its 200-acre campus is located in Siloam Springs, AR, 70 miles from Tulsa and 30 miles from Fayetteville, AR.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,708
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Interdenominational Christian
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Siloam Springs, AR

200-acre campus in Siloam Springs (population: 15,944), 80 miles from Tulsa and 30 miles from Fayetteville, AR. Major airport and train serve Tulsa; smaller airport and bus serve Fayetteville.

John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
32%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
19%
24-29
52%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
36%
24-29
34%
18-23
27%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 930
Declined + 276
Total Received 1,206

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Don Crandall
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 877 JBU-INFO
F: 479 524-4196
jbuinfo@jbu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,414,570
State $1,062,638
Institutional $8,291,820
Other external $389,256
Total $12,158,284

Non-need-based

Federal
State $342,375
Institutional $4,799,459
Other external $2,228,146
Total $7,369,980

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
soccer
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School colors
royal blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Music
Art/Illustration
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Christian Ministry/Formation
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Collaborative Design
Communication
Construction Management
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Cinema
Education Studies
Electromechanical Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English Education
Family/Human Services
General Education
General Music
Graphic Design
Higher Education
History
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Kinesiology
Leadership/Ethics
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Nursing
Outdoor Leadership Ministries
Philosophy
Photography
Political Science
Psychology
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Spanish
Special Education K-12
Worship Arts
Youth Ministries
Youth/Worship Ministries
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Undergraduate

74%

2,017
students

Female
58%
1,164

Male
42%
853

Graduate

26%

691
students

Female
68%
468

Male
32%
223

undergraduateFull-time

75%

1,521
students

Female
59%
894

Male
41%
627

undergraduatePart-time

25%

496
students

Female
55%
270

Male
45%
226

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bill Stevenson III
International Student Programs Director
479 524-7119
wstevens@jbu.edu

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