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John Brown University Overview

Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, John Brown University is a private not-for-profit institution. Siloam Springs is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is John Brown University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$28,714 Avg Cost After Aid
53% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at JBU is 0%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at JBU.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from JBU makes roughly $54,964 a year. This is 35% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average JBU student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is John Brown University?


Contact details for JBU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479-524-9500

How Do I Get Into JBU?

You can apply to JBU online at:

Admission Requirements for JBU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into JBU?

53% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at JBU is 53%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to JBU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 655. Math scores were between 540 and 665.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for John Brown University  ( 560 to 655 )

SAT Math Scores for John Brown University  ( 540 to 665 )
JBU received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 22 and 31. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for John Brown University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for John Brown University  ( 22 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for John Brown University  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford John Brown University?

$28,714 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
0.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of JBU is $28,714. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At JBU, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,172 a year. That adds up to $24,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JBU is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

John Brown University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,285 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,774 undergraduate students at JBU, with 1,285 being full-time and 489 being part-time.


There are also 685 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,285 full-time undergraduates at JBU, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of John Brown University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 915
International Students 110
Other Races/Ethnicities 126

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at John Brown University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 31 countries are represented at JBU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala.

Online Learning at John Brown University

622 Took All Classes Online
1,059 Took At Least One Class Online
14.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at JBU. In 2020-2021, 1,059 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at JBU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of JBU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at John Brown University was 14.3%. This is the #1,224 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at JBU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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