John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR, USA
4.06 Average Rating

John Brown University is an independent Christian institution focused on liberal arts, sciences, and professional skills. JBU is based in the rural town of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and is rated as having “more selective” admissions. JBU operates an Outdoor Adventure Center where students and faculty can rent kayaks, paddle boards, tents, backpacks, and more for adventure trips to surrounding areas. All students must sign a JBU Community Covenant each academic year that states that all students must abide by certain Christian standards such as no foul language and no alcohol use.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. January 11, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
37%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
87%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,613
Total Number of Undergrads
1,972
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
51%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,338
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,668
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,668
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,456
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,476
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,800
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,756

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,769
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
22
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
69%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Eagles
School Colors
Gold/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Fayetteville
Little Rock
Fort Smith
Fort Worth
Tulsa
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
John Brown has a beautiful campus. President Pollard is awesome, and truly cares for each student. Dorms are clean.
Katelyn from Kansas City, KS
john brown university is a fantastic school filled with wonderful people and opportunities. there is an overwhelming sense of community when you get to campus. people just genuinely care for each other and love jesus, and you experience this love in every dorm, class, and office you visit.
Sarah from Colorado
The most fantastic business school you will find. One on one interaction with a premium education. Located next to one of the largest areas of business in the world, it is easy to make connections with people who are already prominent in the business world.
Ryan
JBU is a friendly and academically challenging school for Christian students. It boasts a very diverse student body from many different states and across the world. It is affordable and worth the cost.
Kiera from Rogers, AR
JBU is a wonderful place to live and study! The motto, head, heart, hand, exemplifies their focus on educating the whole person. You are NOT just a number here!
Mountain Lover
The atmosphere is inviting as the incoming and current students welcoming each new member and student as a part of the new family of John Brown University. Although it is more from one's budget it is worth it from not only the strong Christian foundation but also to a modern campus that provides a home like environment with an individualized system in matching roommates and events that include all students. the most important factor would have to be the interest that each professor has for each student to succeed to their full potential and striving to live out the Christian faith as an example for others.
Alyssa from Springdale, AR

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