Tuition & Fees

$27,668

$27,668

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
45%
500-599
25%
400-499
5%
700-800
15%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
24%
12-17
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
52%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 844
Declined + 250
Total Received 1,094
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Private (nonprofit)

1,903

undergraduate students

613

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Visual Arts
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 6321
ACT 0130

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Location

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 2,516
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Siloam Springs, AR

200-acre campus in Siloam Springs (population: 16,842), 30 miles from Fayetteville and 80 miles from Tulsa. Major airport and train serve Tulsa; smaller airport and bus serve Fayetteville.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
45%
500-599
25%
400-499
5%
700-800
15%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
24%
12-17
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
52%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%

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 844
Declined + 250
Total Received 1,094

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 479 524-7427
finaid@jbu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

David Burney
Director of Financial Aid
dburney@jbu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
soccer
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

martial arts, rugby, shooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

martial arts, rugby, shooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Robyn Daugherty (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Design Thinking/Innovation
Accounting
Applied Music
Art/Illustration
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministry/Formation
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Construction Management
Curriculum/Instruction
Cybersecurity
Digital Cinema
Education Leadership
Education Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Family/Human Services
Finance
General Business
General Education
General Music
Graphic Design
Higher Education
History
Intercultural Studies
International Business
Kinesiology
Leadership
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Accounting
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Management
Outdoor Leadership Ministries
Outdoor Leadership Ministries with Wilderness Medicine
Outdoor Program Management
Philosophy
Photography
Photojournalism
Political Science
Psychology
Renewable Energy
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Spanish
Special Education K-12
Teaching
Visual FX
Worship Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Visual Arts
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology

2,516

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

1,903
students

Female
56%
1,073

Male
44%
830

24%

613
students

Female
69%
422

Male
31%
191

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,430
students

Female
59%
837

Male
41%
593

25%

473
students

Female
50%
236

Male
50%
237

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
South Korea
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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