John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

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Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

A Christ-centered university for students who want a top-notch education

Find your fit at John Brown University, where you will:
• Put Christ over all
• Connect with others and belong to a community
• Get a top-notch education

John Brown University’s three-part college experience will help you achieve your vision of a Christ-centered, high-quality, and community-oriented college journey and education.

Head: Think critically and pursue truth
A JBU education isn’t about facts that you’ll soon forget—it’s about training your mind to think creatively and solve complex problems so it can serve you well in your future job—and for the rest of your life. 

Heart: Engage in faith and community
Connect with others, experience profound personal growth, and develop a way of life in which you’re deeply aware of God’s calling and choose to live in response. 

Hand: Develop career skills and serve others
At JBU, you’ll become excellent at your chosen profession and, more importantly, prepared to honor God and serve others in every facet of life. 

JBU will equip you with an academic, spiritual, and professional foundation for a successful career and life of purpose. No matter your major, that foundation will help you develop a way of life that’s deeply aware of God’s call, and you can respond in joyful obedience. 



Ranked #1 among the Best Colleges in Arkansas | The Wall Street Journal, 2022


Ranked #12 among the Best Regional Universities in the South | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Named a Best Value Christian University in Arkansas | Money magazine, 2020


Ranked among the Best 100 Colleges for Financial Aid | LendEDU, 2020

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Named a 2022-2023 Christian College of Distinction

John Brown At A Glance

Christ over all
At JBU, faith and learning are inseparable. You’ll be encouraged to honor God and serve others in all areas of life. 

Community and friendship
Our remarkable community will help you connect with others and build lasting friendships. 

Top-notch academics 
Our rigorous approach to academics emphasizes hands-on learning that will equip you to impress employers or get into grad school. 

Supportive professors
JBU professors will know your name and personally invest in your success. 

A sense of purpose 
No matter your major, you’ll find purpose in making a difference in the lives of others and contributing to God’s redemptive work in the world.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “JBU stood out to me because of their faith-based education and focus on career readiness. The amount of hands-on credit time and the overwhelmingly positive Christian community made JBU an easy choice for me.”

    • Zoey Kierstead ’24
  • “I’m an extrovert, so at first I thought, ‘the bigger the school, the better for me.’ At JBU, I’ve been able to form deeper, more intimate relationships. I know so many people.”

    • Isabelle Martinez ’21
  • “I decided against JBU at first because of financial concerns. Then I transferred to JBU from another school because I decided that academic excellence was worth the money. Our professors are incredibly accessible.”

    • Eliza Newkirk ’20
  • “The professors are truly amazing people. They care about their students, make efforts to invest in them, and guide them in each discipline through the lens of Christ.”

    • Drew Merritt ’20