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About John Brown University

John Brown University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. John Brown University was founded in 1919 and now enrolls around 2,150 students a year, including 1,627 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of John Brown University's endowment was $126.698 million For each full-time student, John Brown University spends about $8,435. For each full-time professor, there are about 14 undergraduates enrolled at John Brown University.

2021 John Brown University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 26
Mean SAT score 1190
Tuition $27,048

2022 John Brown University Regular Decision Application Deadline

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John Brown University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for John Brown University

It is moderately difficult to get into John Brown University. Around 76% of applicants get into John Brown University each year. Last year, 1,176 students applied to John Brown University and 891 were admitted.

John Brown University Waitlist 2021

John Brown University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into John Brown University?

John Brown University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to John Brown University, applicants must submit the following items.

John Brown University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for John Brown University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to John Brown University is 3.8 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into John Brown University is 1190. The mean ACT score for John Brown University students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to John Brown University.

Does John Brown University Require Test Scores?

John Brown University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 24% submitted the SAT. 80% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at John Brown University

Yes! John Brown University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

John Brown University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Student Ministries Organization and Student Activities Club. Homecoming, Christmas Candlelight Service, and and Family Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at John Brown University.

Financial Aid at John Brown University

John Brown University meets 73.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend John Brown University full-time are awarded $23,393 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is John Brown University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at John Brown University

About 86% of students who start at John Brown University come back the next year. Out of the 318 students who started at John Brown University as first-time freshman, 178 graduate within four years.

Around 72% of students who started at John Brown University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for John Brown University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,900 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does John Brown University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is John Brown University a good school for you?

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Where is John Brown University Located?

John Brown University is located in the small town setting of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

If you want to see John Brown University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 412 and Interstate 540 to Siloam Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Northwest Arkansas Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what John Brown University and Siloam Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2000 West University Street Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2121

Campus Setting: Small Town

John Brown University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to John Brown University is Continuous processing.

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John Brown University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to John Brown University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into John Brown University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

John Brown University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for John Brown University students is 1190. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to John Brown University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at John Brown University.

John Brown University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at John Brown University is like? There are approximately 2,150 students enrolled at John Brown University, including 1,627 undergraduate students and 523 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from AR and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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