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.
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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.
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!
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.