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, Christian (General)
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
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1015-1245
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,687/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,921/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,999/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,472/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,862/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,669/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,522Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Godly and spiritually motivated
    71%
  • Inspired
    18%
  • Dedicated
    12%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Great
    53%
  • Great community.
    24%
  • Spiritually sound and inclusive of all
    18%
  • Good community. Restricted atmosphere.
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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John Brown University Reviews

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Great college. Professors are very engaged and genuinely care about the students. Very small class sizes, which creates a close-knit environment. The tuition is high, but it is a very good quality education. One complaint is the meal plan. There are currency 3 different meal plan options. They differ in the number of meals per week and amount of DBD's usable in the campus cafe'. However, each meal plan is the same cost! You cannot get a cheaper meal plan until you move out of the regular dorm. The meal plans are expensive. Overall, great college! Definitely recommend.
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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.
The people really do make jbu. The professors work together with students and other faculty to make the most out of our time at the school and there aren’t many colleges out there where the class is small enough for the professor to make dinner for and actually have a real and lasting relationship with their students! Overall, I have loved JBU and my experience there!