John Brown University, founded in Northwest Arkansas in 1919, serves over 2,000 students from 49 nations and 42 states. JBU is a Christian university committed to providing quality academics within a distinctly Christian community. The university has no denominational affiliation and admits students of any faith. JBU is a vibrant and growing independent Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professions.
Choose from 45 major fields of study, including traditional majors like English, Biology, Business Administration, or Engineering as well as cutting edge majors like Renewable Energy, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Intercultural Studies. In addition, JBU has three degree completion programs, and six graduate degree programs. Faculty members at JBU are excellent in their fields and passionate about teaching students. The student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1 assures that each student is able to get the personal attention they need to reach their goals.
Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, JBU is surrounded by opportunities for internships, service, and career advancement. In nearby Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers, there are music venues, shopping malls, minor league baseball, movie theaters, live stage productions, and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Living in Siloam Springs, you will enjoy the atmosphere of a small town, where you can get to know people in the community by name. Plus, Northwest Arkansas offers outdoor enthusiasts a tremendous number of recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, biking, and other exciting activities.
Join our students who have been recognized in national competitions for academic, athletic, and service-related achievements. JBU is serious about proving that a Christian education can be academically competitive, culturally relevant, and spiritually strong. Come visit JBU's beautiful campus and experience it for yourself!