If you are considering submitting an application to John Brown University, the application fee is $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|John Brown University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Mean SAT Score||1190|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||24%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||80%|
John Brown University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
John Brown University is a moderately difficult school to get into. John Brown University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, John Brown University accepted 76% of students, around 891 of the 1,176 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like John Brown University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to engineering program is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to John Brown University must submit the following items. Double check with John Brown University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to John Brown University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At John Brown University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||24.56%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.74%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9.65%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.58%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3.51%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.32%|
John Brown University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
John Brown University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 24% of John Brown University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other John Brown University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At John Brown University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a John Brown University student is 1190.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of John Brown University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of John Brown University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at John Brown University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for John Brown University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for John Brown University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to John Brown University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in John Brown University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to John Brown University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to John Brown University.
Does John Brown University accept transfer credits?
John Brown University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. John Brown University accepts:
Does John Brown University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
John Brown University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits or Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to John Brown University?
No, John Brown University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is John Brown University's acceptance rate?
John Brown University's acceptance rate is 76%.
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How hard is it to get into John Brown University? John Brown University is a somewhat selective institution. The John Brown University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to John Brown University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to John Brown University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1100 to 1300
1100 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At John Brown University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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