John Brown University
2000 West University Street Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
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John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
John Brown University, est. 1919
John Brown University (JBU) was founded in 1919 by evangelist and lecturer, Dr. John E. Brown Sr. JBU is an private, interdenominational, Christian University which provides top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. The University's mission is "To provide Christ-centered higher education which contributes dynamically to the intellectual, spiritual and occupational effectiveness of men and women in God- honoring service". This commitment is clearly articulated in our educational philosophy and adopted motto of "Head, Heart, and Hand". "Head" refers to the mind and academic excellence. "Heart" refers to spiritual growth, and "Hand" refers to a readiness to enter the workplace in professions, careers and service activities, serving and leading in useful and responsible ways. Taken as a whole, "Head, Heart, and Hand" represents a commitment to educate the whole person for effective living and leadership, honoring God, and serving and leading others.
John Brown University's undergraduate divisions which offer degrees are Adult Education ( Advance Degree Completion Program), Biblical Studies, Business, Communications, Engineering and Technology, General Studies, Health Promotion and Human Performance, Language and Art, Natural Science, Social and Behavioral Studies and Teacher Education.
The University operates on a semester system and offers a nationally recognized Honors Program, consisting of a variety of enriched courses in the general education curriculum that have been devoted especially for gifted and motivated students.
There are a number of opportunities for students to earn credit hours and study off campus and abroad. These range from the American Studies Program in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU); the National Collegiate Honors Council Semesters Program, which offers off-campus semesters in locations such as the Czech Republic, Washington, and Appalachia; the Russian Studies Program; the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies through Oxford College; to the summer Irish Study Abroad Program in Belfast, Ireland, sponsored by John Brown University.
Programs of Study The University awards B.S., B.A., A.S. and A.A. degrees in more than fifty majors fields including; Accounting, Art/Fine Arts, Athletic Training, Biblical Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Broadcasting, Business, Camp And Recreation Management, Chemistry, Chemistry Teaching, Church Ministries, Construction Management, Corporate/Community Wellness Management, Cross Cultural Services, Digital Media, Elementary Education (Early Childhood), Elementary Education (Intermediate), Elementary Education (Special Education), Engineering, English, English Teaching, Environmental Science, Family Studies, Graphic Design, History, Intercultural Studies, International Business, Journalism, Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching, Medical Technology, Music, Music Applied, Music Ministries, Music Teaching, Organizational Management, Pastoral Studies, Physical Education And Health Teaching, Pre-Dental, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Pre-Theological, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Studies, Social Studies Teaching, Sports Medicine, Youth Ministries.
John Brown University is a residential community that emphasizes growth and development within the living/learning environment. The University is committed to providing a residence life program that nurtures the integration of the whole person intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. JBU houses students from all over the world providing an opportunity for students to know other cultures and background, an essential component of campus life. Seventy per cent of the student body lives on campus, and international and U.S. students from minority groups make up 18 per cent of the student body. There are four residence halls on campus as well as upper classman townhouses. Student Organizations include CAUSE Student Ministries, Students in Free Enterprise, and the Student Government Association. Student Clubs are active for a wide range of interests from Communication, Engineers, Construction Management, College Republicans, Council for International Fellowship, Young Democrats, to the Married Student Fellowship to name a few. Intercollegiate athletics provides competitive sports, with students involved in our club and intramural programs as well.
Facilities and Resources
The Cathedral of the Ozarks houses the Bible, English, Psychology, History, Art, and Music departments, as well as the 100-seat Jones Recital Hall, twelve soundproof music practice rooms, and a 1,100-seat main auditorium which is used for chapel serves and concerts. The Mabee Center houses the Teacher Education, Business, and Communications departments, as well as several lecture rooms, and student computer labs. The Arutunoff Learning Resource Center holds more than 100,000 books, microfilms, sound recordings, music scores, videotapes, curriculum media, and archival materials, as well as an extensive CD-ROM database capable of accessing more than 32 million items held in thousands of libraries across the nation and abroad. Student Services include Campus Ministries, Career Development Center, Computing Center, and International Student Affairs. JBU students reside in either the men's J. Alvin Residence Hall, the women's Mayfield Residence Hall, or the California residence Hall, which houses men on one side and women on the other. There are six town houses for upper-class students and twenty duplexes for married students and their families.
The Walton Lifetime Health Complex has three basketball/volleyball courts, four racquetball courts, an aerobics room, a large Nautilus weight room, a 1/10 mile jogging track, Murray Sells Gymnasium, a snack bar, Bynum Theatre and Lecture Hall, and the health promotion/human performance classrooms and labs. John Brown University offers men's and women's varsity basketball, swimming, and tennis, as well as men's varsity soccer and women's varsity volleyball. Most students participate in the intramural sports program or in the sports clubs for men's rugby, and volleyball and women's soccer and softball.
Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball (men's and women's), Volleyball (women's), Soccer, Swimming, Tennis.
Club Sports: Rugby Volleyball (men's) Soccer (women's)
Last year, JBU awarded more than 600 JBU institutional need-based scholarships (averaging $3,030) and 250 JBU institutional non-need-based scholarships (averaging $1,750). Loans from external sources averaged $2588, and more than 425 students took advantage of the Work-Study Program. The average total aid for freshman was $10,568, meeting 79% of need; aid was provided to all those who qualified. Students applying for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline is March 1. Tuition repayment and installment payment plans are available. There are full and partial waivers for employees, children of employees and senior citizens.
The University recruits students from all over the United States and abroad. To be admitted as a first-time freshman, applicants must present a transcript showing graduation from high school or GED scores, class rank, and the score and percentile achieved on the ACT or SAT I. To be admitted as a regular freshman, an applicant must have scored at or above the 40th percentile on the ACT or SAT I, have a high school cumulative GPA at or above 2.5 (excluding remedial course work), and have a high school class ranking at or above the 50th percentile. Applicants must also submit two references: one from a high school counselor or teacher and the other from a church leader. Academic, social, and spiritual factors are also considered by the admissions staff to help determine an overall :fit: between the student and the University. It is helpful for the applicant to provide as much relevant information as possible. Transfer students must present a transcript showing 12 or more units of previously completed college work with an overall GPA of at least 2.0. At least 9 units must be transferable, and a high school transcript and standardized test scores may also be required. Transfer students with more than 12 semester hours of transfer credit receive scholarship consideration on the basis of college credit. On-campus interviews are not required, but students who visit receive extra considerations for acceptance.
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