About John Brown University

Founded in 1919, John Brown University. is a Private college. Located in Arkansas, which is a city setting in Arkansas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,017 full time undergraduate students, and 691 full time graduate students.

The John Brown University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 86 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at John Brown University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range1015-1245
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at JBU are considered Less Selective, with ,23% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 60% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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John Brown University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    53 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    54 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    56 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    56 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    55 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    56 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    56 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of John Brown University?

28 Students rated John Brown University

Brinley - 10/30/2023

I love it here! Almost every person I have met is kind and accepting! We have great facilities and our staff is amazing. We have great involvement for sports. The girls housing is amazing. It is an amazing place to learn and grow both academically and spiritually.

Lilieen - 02/13/2022

Definitely for certain types of people, if you are active in your youth group and church culture then this is the place for you. They focus more on the arts program and business program than the STEM majors. The RAs are nice but some let the power get to their heads. Siloam Springs has some to offer but you are at least 45 minutes away from anything big.

Alisa - 11/10/2020

Great school! Small environment for growing together with other students, and the professors and staff are very nice and always available for school help, theological discussions, or just hanging out with students. The campus is beautiful and the academics are challenging, but students are encouraged to rest and also try new things.

Austin - 05/28/2020

It is a good school. There isn't really much to do other than school, and it is a small school. The community is really nice, but if your wanting the college experience then JBU is not the school for you. I think it would be a good school if there is less rules, and more things to do on campus and in the community.

John Brown University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at John Brown University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for John Brown University is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I am a shy person who struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder. At John Brown University, I feel comfortable. The classes are smaller. I am able to focus well. The teachers care about their students. There is no one attending class who doesn't want to be there. My goal is to graduate in four years with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. I also strive to be debt free. My parents are paying a portion of my education. The remainder is up to me. Therefore, this scholarship will help me achieve my plan. Thank you for considering me for the award.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    We are like family. We share and help one another. We look out for each other and take care of one another.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The communication between departments and offices, such as the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is a place where the people really care about me. I care for my friends and we are like family. The instructors are personable and go out of their way to help us. The school really searches to find scholarships that may be applicable for me. I feel that I am appreciated and am important here.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    JBU has a strong Business College and a vibrant Graphic Design department. The Christian atmosphere is comforting. I take advantage of the compassion in the instructors. They care for their students and want us to succeed.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    It is a very close community. Also a very safe environment and while there I always feel safe. There is no alcohol, drugs, or other risky behavior on campus and that makes me feel like I belong.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone that is liberal, from the city, not a Christian, too modern, or very career-minded.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The Freaking "Rules"

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is a believer in God who wants to serve others would be a great match with JBU.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    John Brown University is a private Baptist college. Studying methods at JBU are based on a Christian base. Not only do we study a certain topic such as Microeconomics but we're studying from a Christian's view point and ideas.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How small Siloam Springs was, that John Brown typically attracts conservative, evangelical kids, that there is a huge lack of faculty diversity (both in academic focus and ethnically).

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is caring, religious, challenging, and always there for you.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    We have a lot of clubs. Some of the more popular ones include airsoft, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, and indoor soccer.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    John Brown University is an amazing college that strives to make sure you succeed. The classes are small, making it easy for you to get to know your fellow students and professors.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending John Brown University receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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