John Brown University

Private, Four-years School Located in Siloam Springs, AR

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How much is the John Brown tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, John Brown's tuition & fees is $30,832.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $44,372 when a student lives on-campus.

John Brown Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$30,832
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$9,920
On-campus Expenses$2,820
Off-campus Room & Board$2,500
Off-campus Expenses$2,850
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$32,866

How Much Does it Cost to Go to John Brown for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $135,304 at John Brown. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $189,810. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $105,828.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$31,986$45,071$25,218
Sophomore (2024-25)$33,182$46,622$26,026
Junior (2025-26)$34,424$48,228$26,861
Senior (2026-27)$35,712$49,889$27,724
4 Years Total$135,304$189,810$105,828
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$33,182$46,622$26,026
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,424$48,228$26,861
Junior (2026-27)$35,712$49,889$27,724
Senior (2027-28)$37,048$51,610$28,614
4 Years Total$140,366$196,349$109,225
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,424$48,228$26,861
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,712$49,889$27,724
Junior (2027-28)$37,048$51,610$28,614
Senior (2028-29)$38,434$53,390$29,535
4 Years Total$145,618$203,117$112,734
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,712$49,889$27,724
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,048$51,610$28,614
Junior (2028-29)$38,434$53,390$29,535
Senior (2029-30)$39,872$55,233$30,485
4 Years Total$151,067$210,123$116,358
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,048$51,610$28,614
Sophomore (2028-29)$38,434$53,390$29,535
Junior (2029-30)$39,872$55,233$30,485
Senior (2030-31)$41,364$57,141$31,467
4 Years Total$156,719$217,375$120,102

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, John Brown' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,236.
John Brown University$30,832
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between John Brown and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
John Brown UniversitySiloam Springs, AR$30,832$14,520
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$16,624$19,078
Marymount UniversityArlington, VA$39,050$23,446
Keuka CollegeKeuka Park, NY$38,000$26,267
St Catherine UniversitySaint Paul, MN$49,758$18,570
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$14,260$15,570
Naropa UniversityBoulder, CO$34,600$22,450
California Lutheran UniversityThousand Oaks, CA$50,670$22,498
Holy Family UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$33,968$14,134
Wagner CollegeStaten Island, NY$52,000$24,060
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland, OR$30,723$19,779

Financial Aid and COA

At John Brown University, 1,303 students (73%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,137.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at John Brown is $25,235 for students living on-campus and $17,845 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 328 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,131 and the average amount of student loans is $5,902.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$44,372
COA (off-campus)$36,982
Tuition & Fees$30,832
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,540
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$6,150
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,235
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,845
Average Financial Aid$19,137
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,30373%$19,137
Pell Grants41423%$4,692
Federal Student Loan67538%$6,250
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid328100%-
Grants or Scholarships32699%$21,131
Federal Grants8726%$5,992
Pell Grants8526%$4,907
Other Federal Grants8024%$1,303
State/Local Grants7824%$2,197
Institutional Grants32097%$19,363
Student Loan Aid15447%$5,902
Federal Student Loans15046%$5,068
Other Student Loans155%$9,913

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

John Brown's acceptance rate is 52.87%. A total of 1,604 applicants applied to and 848 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 333 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 39.27%.
To apply to John Brown, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate52.87%55.32%51.36%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.27%44.97%35.49%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to John Brown. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,210 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,2101,1001,320
National Average1,174
Arkansas Average1,093
SAT EBRW608560655
SAT Math603540665
ACT Composite262229
National Average25
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math272231
ACT English242027

Student Population

John Brown University has a total of 2,326 students including 1,801 undergraduate and 525 graduate students. By gender, there are 909 male students and 1,550 female students attending John Brown. The school offers online degree programs and 424 students enrolled online exclusively (18.23% of all students).
Total2,459 9091,550
Undergraduate1,774 7241,050
Graduate685 185500

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered71 Programs
Online Program Offered8 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered14 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate68.03%
Student Population2,326
Graduation Rate71%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate84% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties79 (Full-time), 79 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs293 (Full-time), 125 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,021
Average Staff Salary$52,578