JBU is preparing for face-to-face education in fall 2020

Learn about JBU's responses to the outbreak of COVID-19 and how they might affect you as a prospective student.

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New livestream campus visits

In response to COVID-19, we're offering a new way to visit – and it's much more than a virtual tour.

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Test Optional Admission

COVID-19 has disrupted standardized testing. Learn more about our test optional admission path.

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Our offices are open

If you have any questions, concerns or fears, we want to know. We will do whatever we can to support you.

Please feel free to text or call us at 479-320-2672, email us at admissions@jbu.edu and finaid@jbu.edu or contact your admissions counselor directly.

Find your fit

Put Christ over • Get a highly ranked education • Stay close to home

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You don't have to go far to find an incredible college experience

College should be more than basic job preparation

• Are you looking to connect with others and build community?

• Do you want a top-notch education?

• Are you wondering what to do with your life?

• Do you want to integrate faith and learning?

• Are personal growth and excellence important to you?

• Do you want to be further equipped to honor God and serve others?

The three parts of JBU's holistic education


Think critically and pursue truth.

Become a lifelong learner who's able to adapt to whatever the future holds.


Engage in faith and community.

Honor God and develop meaningful relationships as you plug in and grow.


Develop practical career skills and serve others.

Prepare to impress employers, do good work and make a difference.

Our professors will know your name and personally invest in your success.

We care about who you are and what God has in store for your life.

  • 13:1 student-to-professor ratio

  • 80% participation rate in internships

  • Average class size of 20 students


The job you have in ten years may not exist yet. We'll help you prepare for that. Our unique approach to education equips you to think, work and live well.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Paying for college is overwhelming, but we can help. We'll provide a customized financial plan that will work for you and your family.

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Campus Life

Hard work is important, but so is your mental and spiritual health. At JBU, you'll be welcomed into a community of good friends and caring mentors that will help you thrive and enjoy life.

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"Christ Over All" has been our motto since the beginning in 1919. Our interdenominational culture offers a unique opportunity for you to broaden your understanding of Christ. It fosters a safe place for you to ask hard questions, seek truth and grow in love and commitment to Jesus.

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Admissions and Visits

Choosing a college is a big decision. Your admissions counselor will be here to guide you. Wondering if JBU is the right fit? The best way to find out is with a campus visit.

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Prepare for a successful career and a life of purpose

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