The acceptance rate at John Brown University is 59%. It ranks #6 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. John Brown University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 837 out of 1,422 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1090/1310 ACT 22/29). John Brown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.77. 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. John Brown University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to John Brown University?
John Brown University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. John Brown University ranks #1 in Arkansas and #248 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1200 to 1310||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1090 to 1200||Avg -||46%-59%|
|980 to 1090||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 980||Low||<33%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into John Brown University?
Admission data indicates that John Brown University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to John Brown University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>73%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||59%-73%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||48%-59%|
|19 to 22||Reach||37%-48%|
|Less than 19||Low||<37%|
What GPA do you need to get into John Brown University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into John Brown University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at John Brown University was 3.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as John Brown University accepts 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||24.56%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||19.74%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||9.65%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||6.58%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||3.51%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.32%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||41%||38%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to John Brown University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to John Brown University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107141 IPEDS survey data for John Brown University.
30% of students submit their SAT scores to John Brown University. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to John Brown University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1310. 30% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.