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JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY - [JBU], SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS

Siloam Springs, ArkansasLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1919Established Year
  2474Enrollment

John Brown University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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John Brown University is a Christian interdenominational institution established in 1919. The university is located in Arkansas, United States. The University aims to provide education to students who want to study in the USA and help in promoting faith, integrity, intellectual, spiritual and professional lives among people. 

With a student enrollment of over 2,000 the university offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The students at JBU come from 36 states and 59 foreign countries. The main campus of the university is located in Siloam Springs with more than 91 percent of newly constructed or renovated buildings in the last 18 years.

In the last few years, JBU's academic programs have been recognized with research and other grant awards from organizations like-

  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts

According to US News and World Reports, JBU has one of the highest graduation rates in the South among Southern Regional Colleges. 

Rankings

  • Ranked Arkansas’s #1 University in the Wall Street Journal 2020 U.S. College Rankings.
  • According to US News and World Reports (2020), John Brown University ranks-
    • #11 in Regional Universities South
    • #4 in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #24 in Best Undergraduate Teaching 
    • #15 in Best Value Schools
    • #12 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #97 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • According to Forbes, JBU ranks-
  • According to the Times Higher Education 2020 US Rankings, JBU ranks =328.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1919
LocationSiloam Springs, Arkansas
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Student Enrollment2,316
Number of Programs100+
Average Acceptance Rate76%
Campus HousingAvailable
Financial AidAvailable
Work-StudyAvailable
Official websitejbu.edu

John Brown University Programs

John Brown University offers academic degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The university offers 41 undergraduate programs with a wide choice of majors and minor subjects for the students ranging from Bible, Religion & Christian Ministry, Business, and communication to Mathematics, etc.

Top 5 undergraduate programs at JBU include Nursing - 128, Engineering - 110, Psychology – 74, Family and Human Services – 69 and Biology – 68. 

Graduate programs offered at JBU include Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science, etc. The university also offers online programs for all those students who have prior college credits to complete their graduate degrees in organizational leadership, business administration, liberal arts, and psychology and also extends the student service facility for the same.

John Brown University Campus

John Brown University boasts of three campuses which are Siloam Spring, Little Rocks, and Rogers. Siloam Spring is the new extended campus of the university. Each Campus is designed with utmost care for the students and is equipped with seminar-style classrooms, computers with internet access, comfortable lounge areas for students, and the latest in technical equipment.

All the counseling courses are offered at each campus on a rotation basis except for Practicum/Internship courses. For these courses, clinical classes are needed which are only offered in JBU’s Community Counselling Clinics.

John Brown University Residence or Student Housing

Students at John Brown University can stay either on-campus or off-campus. 807 students currently stay on-campus. With a vibrant variety of student services, the university features 6 on-campus housing facilities for its students which are Hutcheson Hall, J. Alvin Brown Hall, Mayfield Hall, Walker Hall, Northslope Apartments and Townhouses.

  • Hutcheson Hall features large rooms with plenty of common areas for the students. Both Male and Female students reside in this apartment and are separated through floors. This Residence hall is home to 186 students of the University and boasts of four floors.
  • J. Alvin Brown Hall is the home for only Male students’ of the University. And has 14 suites with 6-8 rooms along with a common bathroom and living area for the students.
  • Mayfield Hall is a historic Residence Hall of the University which only houses Female students’ of the University. Mayfield Hall boasts of modular furnishing of the rooms as well as an excellent community for its residence.
  • Walker Hall is located in the heart of the University Campus and is connected with the student center. Walker Hall is the home to 166 students of the University both Male and Female which are then separated through floors. This Residence Hall boasts a suite-style room for its residents.
  • Northslope Apartments are convenient classic-contemporary apartments that house upperclassmen and married students of the University. It features one to two-bedroom floorplans for its residence.
  • And last but not least, Townhouses are home to 106 students of the University, both Male and Female. This Residence Hall boasts of duplex-style houses with a capacity of 8-10 students in each room.

The University has two Off-Campus facilities for its students which are JBU Rental Houses and West Twin Springs along with various Non-off-campus housing facilities.

  • JBU Rental Houses are located at S. Holly Streets and are the appropriate choice if want to live near the Campus. This Facility provides comfortable housing facilities for married, graduate, non-traditional and qualified undergraduate students. And features an equipped kitchen, washers & dryers, open areas along with JBU Internet Facilities.
  • West Twin Springs boasts of the furnished kitchen along with refrigerator, stove, and rooms ranging from 4 to 2 Bedroom apartments available.

The university helps students find affordable student housing options in the USA near the university campuses. 

John Brown University Application Process

Application: Applicants can complete the admission application form online through the university website.

Application Fee: 25 USD for UG admission and 35 USD for PG admission.
Admission Requirements: Students’ who seek admission to John Brown University must fulfill the given admission requirements-

  • Complete online admission application
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Scores of standardized exams to study in the USA
  • Proof of English language proficiency 
ExamMinimum Required Scores
TOEFL (iBT)80
IELTS6.5
  • Academic references
  • International Student Financial Information Form 
  • Health Insurance
  • Copy of Passport

Cost of Attendance

The annual estimated expenses at John Brown University for undergraduate programs are tabulated below:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition & Fees28,288
Room & Board9,554
International Fee225
Medical Insurance1,300
Books and Supplies600-800
Other Expenses2,500-3,000

Following is the total estimated fee at John Brown University for a few graduate programs:

ProgramEst. Total Degree Cost (in USD)
MAT, Teaching16,560
MBA (36-hour track)21,600
MEd, Educational Leadership15,180
MS, Clinical Mental Health Counselling35,840
MS, Cybersecurity18,000
MS, Design Thinking & Innovation18,000
MS, Leadership18,000

Scholarships and Financial Aid

John Brown University offers various financial aid options for its students. These include scholarships, grants, assistantships, loans, etc. International students can also apply for various international scholarships to study in the USA. These are either awarded by various private agencies or organizations or the respective home country government.

John Brown University has a limited amount of funding for international students. All awards are awarded by April 1. After this, awards are awarded based on the remaining funds. A few of the financial aid options for international students at John Brown University are:

  • International Student Scholarship – Award rate varies from 3,000 USD- 10,000 USD per year. Awarded by the university based on the financial need to the student. Interested international students must apply before March 15. 
  • Graduate Scholarships, Assistantships and Grants- Awarded to graduate students based on need and merit. A few of the scholarships include-
    • Graduate Business Scholarship
    • Graduate Diversity Scholarship
    • John V. Carmack Graduate Counseling Scholarship
    • Graduate School Assistantships & Fellowships
  • International Work-Study Program- On-campus jobs are offered to students where students can work for 7 hours per week and can earn up to 1,800 USD per year. Work-study is awarded based on financial need.

International students can also apply for education loans provided by various private lenders or banks to support their education in the USA. 

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John Brown University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3119
FAFSA Code001100
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$26,458 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score119510801310 19%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing615550680-
Mathematics580530630-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 87%
English282332-
Mathematics252227-

John Brown University Acceptance Rate

75.8%

Acceptance Rate

1198

Total Applicants

3119

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

39.6%

Male

60.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program75.8%
Total Applicants2943
Total Enrolled2230
Graduate
Graduate Programs75.8%
Total Applicants1173
Total Enrolled889

John Brown University Enrollment

Enrollment
John Brown University Enrollment3119
Undergraduate Enrollment2230
Graduate Enrollment889
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate67.1%

Attendance Cost

$26,458

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$26,458 / Year
Post Graduate Program$15,180 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,040 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$2,500 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,850 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
2377224313419
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #363

    Overall (National)

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.8/10

    10/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Billal uddin, BANGLADESH Bachelor of science [b.sc] media communication on-campus
    John Brown University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    CHOOSING JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY, OVER OTHER UNIVERSITIES

    John Brown University helped me to expand my college experience as I am living and studying in another culture. Options range from semester-long programs to short-term trips. I applied to the university through an application that costed me $25.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The Media Communication Concentration provides me the opportunity to become excellent communicators who can speak, write, and use media in a highly effective manner. Outstanding communication skills will prepare me to work in a wide variety of contexts such as business, media, ministry, and non-profit organizations. Through this major, I can also choose department co-curricular activities according to my interest.

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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    2000 W University St
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    Book Store

    John Brown University Bookstore0.07 Km
    Follett Campus Bookstore0.37 Km
    Trammels Textbooks1.31 Km

    Super Market

    Walmart Neighborhood Market1.74 Km
    Harps Food Store2.39 Km
    Walmart Supercenter4.26 Km
    ALDI4.29 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Spring Creek Village1.79 Km
    Colonial Plaza1.8 Km
    the Luxxe Loft1.81 Km
    Mt Olive Shopping Center2.49 Km
    Highland Park Shopping Center2.57 Km

    Airport

    City of Siloam Springs Airport5.99 Km
    Smith Field5.99 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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