John Brown University is a private, coeducational, independent Christian institution of the arts, sciences and professions. Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on a 200 acre main campus, the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area where the University is situated has often been named among the top ten places in the nation to live and do business. An area with a population of nearly 500,000, residents enjoy small-town friendliness with the opportunities and amenities of a larger metropolitan area. A nondenominational institution, John Brown University admits students of all faiths and strives to provide “quality academics within a distinctly Christian community”. The University has received multiple recognitions including being named among the top Colleges and Universities in the Southern Region by the U.S. News & World Report.
John Brown University’s mission is to “provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.” The University is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1962.
Striving to integrating faith with life, John Brown University offers a variety of academic programs including more than 35 undergraduate majors and nearly a dozen graduate degree programs including the areas of Business, Counseling, Education and Design. Among its undergraduate programs, engineering, nursing, graphic design, family and human services, and elementary education have proven to be five of John Brown University’s most popular. The University also offers an Honor’s Scholars Program as well as a Degree Completion Program which offers bachelor’s degrees in organizational leadership, business administration, management accounting, liberal arts, and psychology to adult students through classes that are held either online or in the evening.
John Brown University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 3,000, including well over 2,000 undergraduate students, with students hailing from nearly all 50 states and over 35 foreign nations. Students are encouraged to take advantage of John Brown University’s on-campus living arrangements; student housing is offered in the form of several traditional residence halls as well as Townhouses and the Northslope Apartments.
John Brown University recognizes a variety of student-led clubs and organizations with plenty of campus activities and opportunities for students to become involved. Students participate in performances and publications, benefit from student ministries and become involved in the Student Government Association (SGA). John Brown University’s campus also has a mountain bike trail and several intramural sports teams. As an NCAA Division I school, John Brown University fields a number of varsity teams including men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer and tennis as well as women’s volleyball. Nicknamed the Golden Eagles, most teams compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference.