John Brown University

2000 W University St, , AR 72761
Tel: (479)524-9500
Private, non-profit | 2,317 students
John Brown University, founded in Northwest Arkansas in 1919, serves over 2,000 students from 52 nations and 41 states. JBU is a Christian university committed to providing quality academics within a distinctly Christian community.

School Overview:

John Brown University
CountyBenton County, AR
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
159 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,317 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,698 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
619 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,571 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
127 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)515-650450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)530-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)490-620440-570
ACT English (25-75%)23-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2920-25

School Notes:

  • John Brown University offers nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs, three degree completion programs and seven graduate degree programs.
  • All of JBU’s academic programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • JBU is widely recognized for academic excellence and holistic Christian character development and has received numerous national awards. JBU mottos "Christ Over All" and "Head, Heart, and Hand" highlight the JBU distinctive.
  • The University has a strong tradition of excellence in education which contributes dynamically to the intellectual, spiritual, and occupational effectiveness of its graduates.
  • John Brown University is ranked third by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region.
  • John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Arkansas State Department of Education, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
  • John Brown University has no denominational affiliation and admits students of any faith. JBU is a vibrant and growing independent Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professions.
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