College should be worth your investment

"Why should I come to JBU?"

College is big decision

You know you need a degree, but it's complicated. What if you regret spending all that money or end up wishing you chose a different school?

We get it.

Like you, we’re frustrated by low value education and poor college experiences that result in regretted debt..

And we have a solution.

JBU’s three-part college experience will have an immeasurably valuable impact on the rest of your life. In 5, 10 or 50 years after graduation, you’ll look back and know your investment was worth it.

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"At first I decided against JBU because of financial concerns. Then, I transferred here because I decided that academic excellence was worth the money. Our professors are incredibly accessible. That is not what I got at my previous school, and not what you can get at a state school.”

Eliza Newkirk

Intercultural Studies student

JBU's unique approach to education is worth your investment


Think critically and pursue truth.

A JBU education is not about facts that you’ll soon forget. It’s about training your mind to think creatively and solve complex problems so that it can serve you well for the rest of your life and in every future job.


Engage in faith and community.

You’ll connect with others, experience profound personal growth and develop a way of life in which you are deeply aware of God’s callings and choose to live in response.


Develop practical career skills and serve others.

We train you to be excellent in your chosen profession but more importantly to honor God and serve others in every facet of life.

What to expect at JBU

A personalized approach to education
A personalized approach to education

No overcrowded lecture halls here. Professors will know your name and personally invest in your academic, professional and spiritual success.

Real-world job preparation
Real-world job preparation

We'll equip you with the skills to set yourself apart and get a great job right out of college or get into grad school.

Lifelong friendships
Lifelong friendships

You'll connect with others and find plenty of ways to engage in our authentic community.

Christ-centered community
Christ-centered community

You'll be part of a community whose ultimate mission is to honor God and serve others.

Adjusted gross income ranges of the JBU student body

We know it may seem impossible to afford JBU.

But we can help make it work.

We've helped families from all sorts of economic backgrounds make things work at JBU. Nearly half of JBU students who applied for aid last year come from families with an annual income of less than $80,000. 

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*Based on household income of Fall 2020 traditional undergraduates who filed the FAFSA.

Here's the plan:

Don't get stuck on the sticker price

94% of undergraduate students don't pay full price to come to JBU. Don't let the sticker price keep you from pursuing the college experience you want.

Reduce costs with scholarships and grants

This is free money from JBU, the government and other groups offered based on your individual achievement or financial need.

Get your custom financial plan

Work with your admissions counselor to explore campus employment programs, payment plans and manageable loans, if necessary.

So, what's next?

We've made the college process straightforward and personal. Here are the steps:

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Visit JBU and meet your counselor
  3. File the FAFSA after October 1
  4. Receive your financial aid offer as early as October
  5. Reserve your spot with a deposit

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