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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
From John Brown University

Put Christ over all
Belong in community
Get a top-notch and highly ranked education

At JBU, you'll be actively encouraged to follow Jesus and to serve others in all areas of life. And while there are many Christian colleges, our interdenominational culture is unique. Your time here will expose you to a beautiful variety of Christian traditions that will broaden your understanding of what it means to follow Christ.

Our community of good friends and caring mentors will help you thrive and enjoy life. Through chapel, campus events, small groups and more, you'll connect with others and develop lasting friendships. Your professors will know your name and personally invest in your success: academically, spiritually and professionally.

A rigorous and Christ-centered education from JBU will equip you for a successful career and a life of purpose. JBU is ranked Arkansas' #1 University by The Wall Street Journal (2020) and the Best Value Christian College in Arkansas by Money Magazine (2020).

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,912 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,890 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Nursing at John Brown University

JBU's hands-on program will prepare you become a stand out nurse. High-fidelity patient simulators offer a low-risk way to practice responding to real-life medical scenarios and equip you to provide safe, patient-centered care. JBU's senior capstone course and its internship component are specifically designed to prepare you to pass the NCLEX exam for obtaining licensure as a registered nurse.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,430 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
473
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Godly and spiritually motivated
    72%
  • Inspired
    17%
  • Dedicated
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 27 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Great
    50%
  • Great community.
    22%
  • Spiritually sound and inclusive of all
    17%
  • Good community. Restricted atmosphere.
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
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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