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JBU has a truly beautiful campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. It’s a great location in the middle of the United States with an excellent airport just 25 minutes away. Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places in the country to start a career right now. Our students and graduates have tremendous opportunities here.

Established in 1919, JBU is a private Christian university offering a top-quality educa-tion to more than 2,100 students from all over the United States and around the world.

John Brown University offers 40 undergraduate degree programs, three degree completion programs, and nine graduate degree programs.

Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. JBU is a vibrant and growing independent Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professions.

Academic quality
JBU’s academic excellence is consistently high-ranking among baccalaureate colleges in the South on U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” list. JBU leads numerous study abroad programs each year, allowing students to broaden their minds and horizons in places such as Ireland, Uganda, and other course-specific locations.

A Christian university
JBU is evangelical and interdenominational both in its heritage and in reality today. We share a common, sincere commitment to Christ and the essential truths of the Christian faith. Christianity is a part of our everyday lives as we integrate faith, learning, work, and life in ways that transform us and our world.

The cost of a JBU education is really an investment in your future. Students invest four years of their lives in an experience that will shape them and influence who they’re going to be personally and professionally. JBU’s financial aid staff goes above and beyond to help students afford JBU whenever possible. Before you say you can’t afford it, contact them to see what they can do for you.

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JBU is an independent, interdenominational, four-year, co-ed Christian university.

Founded in 1919 by evangelist John E. Brown

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; JBU programs approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Engineering program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, American Council for Construction Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and the Arkansas State Department of Education

Setting: 200-acre campus in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country

Enrollment: 2,779 students

• 1,357 traditional undergraduate students from 42 states and 39 nations
• 932 resident students
• Freshman average ACT score: 26.4
• Average high school GPA: 3.72 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Almost 20% of our students come from outside the United States.

•  Full time: 84
• Adjunct: 72
• Total: 156
• Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
• Of all JBU faculty, 76% have a doctoral degree or appropriate terminal degree in their field.

Traditional undergraduate:
• African American: 21
• Asian/Pacific Islander: 22
• Caucasian: 1,005
• Hispanic: 83
• Not recorded: 44
• Non-US citizen: 95

JBU awarded more than $13 million in scholarships and grants to 90% of our full-time students last year! To apply, use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at Financial aid awards are made beginning March 1 to those who have completed admission and financial aid application requirements.

2.5 unweighted high school GPA and either an ACT score of 20 or an SAT score of 950

We do not have an application deadline. However, we encourage students to apply by the fall of their senior year; that way the spring can be spent visiting campus, applying for scholarships, and avoiding “senioritis.”

Application Fees:
• Traditional undergraduate: $25
• International undergraduate: $100

Early application is advised. John Brown University does not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, or physical handicap.

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