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John Brown University Admission Requirements

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into John Brown University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.8%
Admission Difficulty for John Brown University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into John Brown University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 891 out of 1,176 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. John Brown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Brown University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for John Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

John Brown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >84%
1160 to 1260 Avg + 76%-84%
1060 to 1160 Avg - 65%-76%
960 to 1060 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 960 Low <52%
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John Brown University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for John Brown University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
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 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 29 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 76%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 65%-76%
20 to 23 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 20 Low <52%
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John Brown University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into John Brown University?

Applicants require 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 76% of all applicants.

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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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

John Brown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 788 388 1,176
Accepted 580 311 891
Acceptance Rate 74% 80% 76%
Enrolled 190 129 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 41% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

John Brown University Admission 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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to John Brown University. Admission competition is 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 1060 and 1260. 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 23 and 29. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.