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University of Jamestown Overview

Located in Jamestown, North Dakota, University of Jamestown is a private not-for-profit institution. Jamestown is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is University of Jamestown Known For?

871 Full-Time Undergraduates
$19,177 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at JC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at JC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, JC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,800 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.

University of Jamestown Rankings

JC is ranked #1,033 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #4 out of 8 schools in North Dakota.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that JC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for JC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 276
Best Colleges for Diversity 354
Best Colleges for International Students 825
Best Colleges 1,033
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,494
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,501

Where Is University of Jamestown?

Location of University of Jamestown

Contact details for JC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 608 6Th St Ne, Jamestown, ND 58405
Phone: 701-252-3467

Admission Requirements for JC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into JC?

65% Acceptance Rate
39% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
JC has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 61% of accepted students are men and 39% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to JC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 520. Math scores were between 480 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Jamestown  ( 460 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Jamestown  ( 480 to 530 )
JC received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Jamestown  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Jamestown  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Jamestown  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford University of Jamestown?

$19,177 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of JC is $19,177. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for JC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,030 $16,128 $18,817 $20,180 $21,380

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At JC, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,542 a year. That adds up to $30,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JC is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Jamestown Undergraduate Student Diversity

871 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 914 undergraduate students at JC, with 871 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  JC

There are also 221 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 871 full-time undergraduates at JC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  JC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Jamestown students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of JC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 62
White 648
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Jamestown. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at JC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Mexico.

Online Learning at University of Jamestown

56 Took All Classes Online
56 Took At Least One Class Online
123.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at JC. In 2017-2018, 56 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at JC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of JC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Jamestown was 123.9%. This is the #308 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at JC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of JC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 78%
Education 14%
Educational Administration 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at JC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at JC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #21
Education #53

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Jamestown Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Jamestown awarded 382 undergraduate degrees and 194 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 8 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 1 0 0
Area Studies 0 1 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 26 19 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 9 0 0
Computer Science 0 6 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 4 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 4 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0
Educational Administration 0 1 39 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 3 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 0
General Biology 0 12 0 0
General English Literature 0 4 0 0
General Psychology 0 9 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 38 0 0
History 0 4 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 0
Mathematics 0 1 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 3 0
Nursing 0 23 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 36
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 3 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 16 0 0
Total 0 382 122 72


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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