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John Brown University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1919
Affiliation: Protestant interdenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,682
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $54,281,425
Admissions Address

2000 W. University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Website

http://www.jbu.edu

Admissions E-mail

jbuinfo@jbu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Don Crandall
Admissions office telephone: (877) 528-4636
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.jbu.edu/apply_online  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 14


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 891
Total acceptances: 680
Total freshman enrollment: 326
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 384
Male acceptances: 300
Male freshman enrollment: 158
 
Female applicants: 507
Female acceptances: 380
Female freshman enrollment: 168
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 77%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 90%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 37%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 - 650
Math: 530 - 650
Combined: 1050 - 1300


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.3% 9.2%
600-699 34.2% 35.8%
500-599 31.7% 40.0%
400-499 20.0% 13.3%
300-399 0.8% 1.7%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 78%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 - 30
Math: 20 - 26
Composite: 22 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.7% 26.7% 7.6%
24-29 52.2% 35.9% 49.4%
18-23 33.2% 30.7% 33.5%
12-17 2.0% 6.4% 9.6%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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