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John Brown University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,987, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. John Brown University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,774 (2012-13).
John Brown University, located in Siloam Springs, Ark., has a diverse student body with members from nearly 50 countries. JBU offers a range of student activities. Students can join organizations such as the Speech and Debate Club or play rugby or ultimate frisbee on a club sports team. Intramural sports like 3-on-3 basketball or dodgeball are popular, as are performance organizations such as the Cathedral Choir and the Jazz/Pep Band. The JBU Golden Eagles compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and field varsity teams in basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf, cheerleading, and cross country. Students live on campus in one of the single-gender or coed residence halls.
JBU grants undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. Undergraduates can choose from a variety of majors offered through academic divisions such as biblical studies, business, engineering, humanities, and fine arts. In addition to its undergraduate programs, JBU grants a number of Master’s degrees in counseling, ministry, and leadership and ethics. The JBU Undergraduate Journal accepts and publishes scholarly work from all academic disciplines. JBU also offers summer and semester study abroad programs throughout the world, and its own faculty-run programs are located in Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Jordan, and Italy.
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John Brown University is a private Christian university committed to providing top-quality academics within a distinctly Christian community. JBU's "Head, Heart, Hand" motto describes our educational philosophy, in which academic excellence (head), spiritual development (heart) and professional preparation (hand) are each an important part of a John Brown University education. JBU has an enrollment of more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to John Brown University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at John Brown University is $25. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at John Brown University is 14:1, and the school has 54.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at John Brown University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Theology and Religious Vocations; Visual and Performing Arts; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.2 percent.
John Brown University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,987, with a gender distribution of 44.2 percent male students and 55.8 percent female students. At this school, 73.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26.3 percent of students live off campus. John Brown University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
John Brown University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. John Brown University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at John Brown University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at John Brown University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At John Brown University, 72.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,234.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,774 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,902 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data