University of Jamestown

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6086 College Lane

Jamestown, ND 58405

Phone: (701) 252-3467
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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University of Jamestown is a private institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 943, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Jamestown's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 35. Its tuition and fees are $18,494 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Jamestown offers many large school advantages - quality and variety of programs along with numerous opportunities for leadership and growth - in a small college setting. The University of Jamestown is the center for arts events in the region, scheduling and touring theatre and music groups to perform for the entire community. The University of Jamestown has a name for its educational model, the Jamestown Journey to Success. The Jamestown Journey integrates it traditional liberal arts education with sound professional programs, preparing it graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $27,090,619


When applying to University of Jamestown, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Jamestown is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 56.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Jamestown is 14:1, and the school has 59.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Jamestown include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing; Criminal Justice/Police Science; Elementary Education and Teaching; and History, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 20%
Criminal Justice/Police Science 8%
Elementary Education and Teaching 8%
History, General 8%

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Student Life

University of Jamestown has a total undergraduate enrollment of 943, with a gender distribution of 49 percent male students and 51 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus. University of Jamestown is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 949
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of Jamestown offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. University of Jamestown also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Jamestown, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Jamestown.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Jamestown, 66.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,516.

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Tuition and fees $18,494 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,244 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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