University of Jamestown Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Jamestown, North Dakota
Jamestown, North Dakota. Andrew Filer / Flickr

University of Jamestown Admissions Overview:

The University of Jamestown, with an acceptance rate of 65%, is a moderately selective school. Around one-third of applicants received a rejection letter, but the admissions bar is not overly high. Those interested in applying to the University of Jamestown will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT (writing portions are optional). Talk to an admissions counselor for help with the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Jamestown Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

University of Jamestown Description:

Jamestown College (as it was known until 2013) was founded in the early 20th century. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the University of Jamestown is located in Jamestown, North Dakota. The city has a population of around 15,000, and is just south-east of the center of the state. The school offers your typical range of majors/degrees--some of the most popular majors include Nursing, Education, and Business fields. Also available are some graduate degrees: a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Leadership. U of J has a strong performing arts program, and its choir is well-known, and travels internationally. Because of its religious tradition, the school offers weekly church services, opportunities for students to participate in service projects, and to take part in Bible studies and other religious events/activities. Outside of the classroom, students can join student-run clubs and groups--including (but certainly not limited to) academic clubs, honors societies, student senate, and performing arts groups. Students are encouraged to create a club they are interested in, if one does not already exist. Athletically, the University of Jamestown "Jimmies" compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the North Star Athletics Association. Popular sports include basketball, cross country, football, soccer, and wrestling.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,137 (955 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,480
  • Books: $1,254 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,066
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $32,000

University of Jamestown Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,490
    • Loans: $7,700

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Fitness Administration, Psychology, Criminal Justice

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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