John Brown University Top Questions

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


I wish I had known a few things. First, if you are going to do work study; make sure you have your checking account set up before school starts. Its hard to do it after classes begin. Second, make sure you're organized and have a schedule for checking your e-mails daily; assignments change. Third, if you are going to schedule 7:30 am classes, you should have to have alternate breakfast plans. Finally, the classes in college require more studying, so get in the habit of studying now.


If I had lived close enough to the campus I would have rather have gone there instead. I paid the same amount as they did, even more, for less of the experience. No beautiful buildings surrounded by trees for me.


The overall atmosphere of the campus and that not everything was going to be perfect because it was a Christian college.


I wish I had known to get involved with ministries and other activities my freshman year and not to wait untill I "got a hang of this college thing." It's important to just jump right in. You can handle it!


I wish I had known what I wanted to study.


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).