John Brown University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of John Brown University

John Brown University is a Christian University situated on a 200-acre campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, a town in the northwest corner of the state. Students can select from 45 majors and 50 minors. The curriculum is supported by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 20. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The John Brown Golden Eagles play in the NAIA Division I. The university fields six men’s and six women’s intercollegiate sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,516 (1,903 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male/56% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,668
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $9,456
  • Other Expenses: $2,850
  • Total Cost: $40,774

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,388
    • Loans: $6,937

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Programs; Theology and Religious Vocations; and Engineering

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of John Brown University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 77%, John Brown University isn’t overly selective. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • John Brown University Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 580/695
    • SAT Math: 530/670
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/30
    • ACT English: 23/32
    • ACT Math: 21/28
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for John Brown University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If John Brown University is currently out of your reach, you will be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Pace University, University of North Texas, San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University, Texas State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for John Brown University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission to these schools.

Seton Hall University, University of Houston, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Florida International University, Colorado State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission than John Brown University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Texas at Dallas, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to John Brown University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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