JBU ranked a U.S. News & World Report Top-Tier University

Siloam Springs, Ark (September 21, 2000) - John Brown University has been chosen once again as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. JBU has repeatedly been in the top tier of the South Liberal Arts Colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

“Once again an outside organization has validated that JBU is one of the top private colleges in the south,” said Dr. Alan Cureton, vice president for University Advancement. “I am pleased with this national recognition. It reaffirms that JBU is one of the finest universities of its kind.”

U.S. News bases its regional university rankings on academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. According to the 2001 report, JBU’s standards for student selectivity has increased from last year, as well as alumni giving and financial resources.

The editors of U.S. News believe a ranking if just one of many criteria students should consider when choosing a college. A student’s academic and professional ambitions, financial resources, and scholastic record, along with a school’s size, atmosphere, and location are important factors as well.

Look for JBU at the U.S. News website under college rankings for Southern Liberal Arts Colleges.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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