John Brown University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arkansas


John Brown University is a Christian University located on a 200-acre campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, a town in the northwest corner of the state. Fayetteville is about 30 miles to the southeast. The university has a Christ-centered mission, but the school admits students of any faith. Students come from 39 states and 45 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 45 majors and 50 minors. High achieving students should look into the Honors Scholars Program with its great books focus and hands-on approach to learning. JBU academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. In athletics, the John Brown Golden Eagles compete in the NAIA Division I. The university fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Construction Management, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, Family and Human Services, Graphic Design

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2017
Total Grad Students: 307
Undergraduate Students: 1710
Faculty: 79

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2000 W University St
Siloam Springs Arkansas 72761


Main Email:

Main Phone: 479-524-9500

Additional Campuses:
Main Campus
2000 W. University St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

JBU Degree Completion Campus - Rogers
2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72958

Admissions Contact:
Park Dinger
Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Christa Slagter
International/Missionary Kid Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Robyn Daugherty
Director of Athletics, Golden Eagle Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA (with 24 or more college credit hours). If fewer than 24 college credit hours, high school information is also required for acceptance.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses that transfer to John Brown University must have a minimum grade of 'C'.

Credits (Min/Max):
Credit which has been earned at another institution will be reviewed by the Registrar and the appropriate division faculty.

Test Scores for Applying:
20 ACT/950 SAT & 2.5 high school GPA.Students transferring to JBU with fewer than 24 college hours are required to have an SAT or ACT score on file.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A personal reference is required. The personal reference should be filled out by someone from a church background (pastor, Bible study leader, etc.) As you fill out the online application, you can submit an email address for your reference.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
You must provide a health form showing current immunization records and medical history. Send the health form to: Health Services John Brown University 2000 West University Street Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761 Fax: 479-238-8675

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 29
English 22 31
Math 22 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 680
Math 510 620
Writing 490 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 73%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -73%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 2850

Room and Board: 7564

Tuition and Fees: 20766

Total Cost: 31980

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5518

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 54%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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