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John Brown University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into John Brown University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Admission Difficulty for John Brown University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into John Brown University and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

John Brown University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

John Brown University admission chances by SAT score
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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John Brown University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for John Brown University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for John Brown University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

John Brown University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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John Brown University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.77
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted John Brown University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 34.65% Avg +
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

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Admission Statistics

John Brown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 963 459 1,422
Accepted 536 301 837
Acceptance Rate 56% 66% 59%
Enrolled 191 124 315
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to John Brown University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to John Brown University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

John Brown University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at John Brown University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does John Brown University prefer SAT or ACT?

30% of students submit their SAT scores to John Brown University. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into John Brown University?

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.

What SAT score is required for John Brown University?

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.

What ACT score is required for John Brown University?

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.