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John Brown University Admission Requirements

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Chances of getting into John Brown University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.1%
Admission Difficulty for John Brown University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into John Brown University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 844 out of 1,094 applicants were admitted making John Brown University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. John Brown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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John Brown University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to John Brown University?

John Brown University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

John Brown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >85%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 77%-85%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 66%-77%
985 to 1110 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 985 Low <54%
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John Brown University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
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 23
ACT Scores for John Brown University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

John Brown University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >86%
26 to 30 Avg + 77%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 68%-77%
20 to 23 Reach 57%-68%
Less than 20 Low <57%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.72
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into John Brown University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at John Brown University was 3.72 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 grades are above the average 3.72 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as John Brown University accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted John Brown University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of John Brown University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted John Brown University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

John Brown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 699 395 1,094
Accepted 522 322 844
Acceptance Rate 75% 82% 77%
Enrolled 187 132 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to John Brown University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

John Brown University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

77% of those who apply are granted admission to John Brown University. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1360. 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 23 and 30. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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