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Colleges / University of Jamestown

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About JC

University of Jamestown Overview

University of Jamestown is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Jamestown, North Dakota. JC was founded in 1883 and the school enrolls around 1,276 students per year, which includes 1,018 undergrads. JC provides on-campus housing for up to 658 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at JC

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of JC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? JC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

JC does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? JC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at JC on the Student Life page.

2022 JC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $23,400
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,223

Is JC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what JC offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Jamestown

It is not difficult to get into JC. JC admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,264 students applied to JC and 958 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at JC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at JC, around 71% come back their sophomore year. Around 55% of students who started at JC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook JC Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 64% of graduates from JC recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent JC grads is $42,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

JC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

JC's endowment was valued at $45.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, JC spends about $10,360 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at JC

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

JC meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,223 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $37,347 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at JC.

Based on this information, how does JC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is JC a good school for you?

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Where is University of Jamestown Located?

JC is located in the small town setting of Jamestown, North Dakota.

If you are interested in seeing JC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Jamestown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jamestown Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what JC and Jamestown are like without leaving home.

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College Info

6000 College Lane Jamestown, ND 58405

Campus Setting: Small Town

JC Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to JC is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at JC is like? There are approximately 258 students enrolled at JC, including 1,018 undergraduate students and -760 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from ND and 57% percent of students are from other states.


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