B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
John Brown University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
Address
2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Website

John Brown University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1285
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$19,943/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,310/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,745/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,059/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,785/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,076/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,529Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Godly and spiritually motivated
    69%
  • Inspired
    19%
  • Dedicated
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Great
    56%
  • Great community.
    25%
  • Spiritually sound and inclusive of all
    13%
  • Good community. Restricted atmosphere.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Proud and thankful to be a JBU grad! A Christ centered and hugely supportive faculty and staff was just what was needed as a middle aged single parent returning to school with small children. I was challenged, educated, and encouraged to become my best over the entire 4 years. An unfortunate mistake occurred by one department and person only upon my graduation (cum laud) that put my name wrong in employment packets and prevented me from being considered for employment, when I and my kids needed it the most. It took over a year for me to find out why my packets were being discarded, as they spelled my name different ways on the different documents sent out from JBU. I forgave and moved on and eventually fixed it all and got a job, but it shouldn't have happened at all. That is my only complaint about the school and entire experience.
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JBU is an excellent school for those who prefer a private, faith-based college experience with fairly rigorous academics. With a student body of about 2,000 and quick access to the city's downtown, JBU facilitates close-knit community both on campus and between students and the local community. Many owners of small businesses are alumni of JBU, and many students become employed in the Siloam area prior to or upon graduation.

JBU is very expensive, and though the academics alone do not sell me on the investment, the relational rewards have almost compensated for the hefty tuition. The faculty are friendly and mentoring, and many are eager for personal relationships with their students. This is key to the flourishing of students, and greatly aids their success both in studies and in networking for internships in their field.

Overall, if you can afford the financial investment, JBU is a good place to be if you enjoy a small town, a close community, and an environment of faith.
There is no other college that I would want to go to. The environment here is fantastic! All of the teachers are completely invested in their work and in their students. Sometimes I wish there was more student activity and involvement, but there are still many activities to attend to. Chapel services and the spiritual connection is great.