Frequently Asked Questions
What majors do you offer?
Click here for a list of majors
How much does JBU cost?
$19,834 tuition, $28,328 (includes room/board/fees)
What are your graduation rates?
Read our Student - Right - to - Know page for details.
What are the admissions requirements?
Application, two references, act or sat score, high school transcript, TOEFL, Financial Statement 12 month.
What activities are offered?
Intramural sports, Cause ministries, Airjam, Passion Groups, SGA (more about student clubs and organizations)
Where can I live?
Residence Halls (J. Alvin, Mayfield, Walker, North), Duplexes, Townhouses. Seniors have the option to live off campus. Visit our Residence Life and Housing Site for everything you need to know.
How do I choose a roommate?
You can either request a roommate ahead of time, meet someone at ERP and choose them, or just fill out the lifestyle info form for us and let us decide
What should I bring?
Click here for a list of what to bring.
Will I have my own telephone and internet connection?
Yes, there are telephone jacks and two internet terminals per room. Wireless internet is also available in all dorm rooms and public spaces. Learn more on the Information Technology Services web site.
What scholarships do I qualify for?
Click here to learn about scholarships
How do I apply for scholarships?
Click here to fill out an online scholarship application - right now!
Can Freshmen have cars?
Yes, but you might be parking in "freshman parking" which is farther away from main campus than other parking.
How many students attend JBU?
Currently there are over 1200 undergrad (900 on campus), over 300 graduate students, and over 400 Adult Degree Completion Students, totaling student population of around 2,000.
What are some lifestyle expectations for students?
As followers of Christ, we expect your life and actions to reflect the character of God, but we don't bog you down with rules. There are four core principles (Scripture, Integrity, Uniqueness, and Community) that serve as guides. You can find out more about them by reading our Community Covenant.
For a complete rundown of our lifestyle expectations at JBU, please view the Student Handbook.
There are no dress codes, curfews, or car restrictions on campus.
Can I work on campus?
Can I work off campus?
Not without approval from the International Department.
Which are the largest and most unique majors?
Digital Media Arts, Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical), Construction Management, Education, Business, Communications (Radio and TV Broadcasting)
Can I study abroad?
Irish Studies, Oxford, Au Sable Institute, Spain, Greece, Costa Rica and Germany should get you started. Visit our Study Abroad site for more information. You must work with the International Programs Department to obtain approval and necessary INS work.
What are the Chapel Requirements?
Chapel is three times a week, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. You are required to attend twenty-one chapels a semester.
Who was John Brown?
JBU is named after John E. Brown, Sr., a lay minister in the Salvation Army.
John Brown wanted to provide Christian education for students who could not afford college. Today, our commitment to needy students and quality Christian education remains strong.
What is our religious affiliation?
John Brown University is interdenominational with the largest percentage of our students coming from Baptist, Bible, and Presbyterian Churches.
What is there to do off campus?
In Siloam Springs there are several coffee shops, many video rental places, a bowling alley, a movie theater, a Sonic, and a Wal-mart Supercenter. In Northwest Arkansas, there are malls, Minor League baseball, movie theaters, tons of coffee shops, all kinds of stores, and basically everything you can find in a large city except for a Six Flags, or a lot of smog!
Do you accept AP and CLEP scores?
Yes, we accept both. A score of a three on the AP exam will count for one class, a four or five will usually count for two classes. More on CLEP testing