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Colleges / John Brown University

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

John Brown University Admissions

John Brown University is moderately difficult to get into. 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.

If you want to apply to John Brown University, the fee for the application is $25.

John Brown University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of John Brown University's admissions stats.

John Brown University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1190
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
Waitlist No

John Brown University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for John Brown University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to John Brown University?

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

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on John Brown University Admissions

Transferring to John Brown University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to John Brown University

John Brown University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does John Brown University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at John Brown University

What does John Brown University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with John Brown University for more information on admission factors.

John Brown University Application Requirements

To apply to John Brown University, all applicants 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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into John Brown University?

Students admitted to John Brown University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

John Brown University has a test optional admissions policy. 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.

What is a Good SAT Score for John Brown University?

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.

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.

More Information on Transferring to John Brown University

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

John Brown University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does John Brown University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ John Brown University does not accept International Baccalaureate 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is John Brown University's acceptance rate?

✅ John Brown University's acceptance rate is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at John Brown University?

❌ John Brown University does not offer early decision.

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John Brown University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


John Brown University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

John Brown University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1100 to 1300


1100 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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