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.


>> 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; Education preparation 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: 2,686 students

>> 1,365 traditional undergraduate students from 40 states and 38 nations
>> 959 resident students
>> Freshman average ACT score: 26.6
>> Average high school GPA: 3.76 (on a 4.0 scale)
>> Over 15% of our students come from outside the United States.

>> Full time: 89
>> Adjunct: 131
>> Total: 220
>> Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
>> Of all JBU faculty, 81% of full-time faculty hold a PhD or appropriate terminal degree.
Traditional undergraduate:
>> African American: 26
>> Asian/Pacific Islander: 23
>> Caucasian: 1,008
>> Hispanic: 84
>> Not recorded: 48
>> Non-US citizen: 95

JBU awarded more than $14 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 jbu.edu. Financial aid awards are made beginning February 15 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 1020 (new SAT)

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 and applying for scholarships.

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.

• Accounting
• Applied Programming in Business
• Art and Illustration
• Biblical and Theological Studies
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Care and Counseling
• Chemistry
• Child and Family Studies
• Christian Ministry and Formation
• Church Leadership
• Communication and Forensics
• Communication
• Construction Management
• Digital Cinema
• Economics
• Education
• Education Studies
• Elementary Education
• Engineering
• English
• English Education
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Family and Human Services
• Finance
• French
• General Business
• General Science
• Graphic Design
• History
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Business
• International Relations
• Journalism and Civic Engagement
• Kinesiology
• Leadership Studies
• Linguistics
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics Education
• Military Science
• Museum Studies
• Music—Applied
• Music—General
• Music Education
• New Testament Greek
• Nursing
• Outdoor Leadership Ministries
• Philosophy
• Photography
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-law
• Psychology
• Public Relations
• Radio and Public Media
• Religion and Philosophy
• Social Justice
• Social Studies*
• Social Studies Education
• Spanish
• Sports Media
• Theatre
• Worship Arts
• Youth Ministry

* Major only | * Minor only



Established in 1919, JBU is a private Christian university offering a top-quality education to more than 2,500 students from all over the United States and around the world.

John Brown University offers 41 undergraduate degree programs, five online degree programs, three degree completion programs, and 12 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 is a College of Distinction—an honor given to colleges considered to be the best places to learn, grow, and succeed—and is Arkansas’s top-ranked regional university, according to U.S. News & World Report 2017. JBU leads numerous study abroad programs each year, enabling students to broaden their minds in places such as Ireland and Uganda.

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.