John Brown University

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John Brown University can be found in Siloam Springs, AR, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About two thousand students are enrolled at John Brown University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1060 (25th percentile) to 1260 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the John Brown University average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at John Brown University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 36 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall John Brown University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for John Brown University was reported as 75.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,180 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into John Brown University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

John Brown University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for John Brown University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.1%
  • 2017-2018: 75.8%
  • 2018-2019: 77.1%
  • 2019-2020: 75.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.0%

How Does John Brown University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for John Brown University is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bacone College72.0%
University of Tulsa35.8%
Oral Roberts University68.3%
University of the Ozarks50.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to John Brown University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math520 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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