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About JC

University of Jamestown is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Jamestown, North Dakota. JC was founded in 1883 and now enrolls around 1,141 students a year, including 906 undergrads.

JC offers housing for up to 658 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 70% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of JC's endowment was $37.137 million For each full-time student, JC spends about $9,633. There are 12 undergraduate students for every full-time JC professor.

2021 JC Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1018
Tuition $22,718

JC Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at JC

University of Jamestown does not offer early decision or early action.

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JC Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into JC. In 2021, JC accepted 72% of applicants. Out of 1,356 applications received in 2021, 975 students were offered admission.

JC Waitlist

JC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Jamestown?

JC is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to JC, applicants must submit the following items.

JC Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for JC

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into JC is 1018. The mean ACT score for JC students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to JC.

Does JC Require Test Scores?

JC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 22% submitted the SAT. 78% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at JC

Yes! JC provides on-campus housing for up to 658 students.

JC students are active in the school's Nursing Student Association, Science Club and Art Club.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at JC.

Financial Aid at JC

JC meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend JC full-time are awarded $16,517 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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.

Is JC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at JC

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at JC, around 73% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 209 students who started at JC as first-time freshman, 91 graduate within four years.

Around 55% of students who started at JC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 40% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $35,200 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,889 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.

Based on this information, how does JC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect 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 want to see JC for yourself, 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

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to JC is Continuous processing.

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

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JC ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to JC is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into JC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

JC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1060


Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for JC students is 1018. Applicants with SAT scores of 1060 and above have a good chance of being admitted to JC, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1060 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at JC.

JC Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at JC is like? There are approximately 1,141 students enrolled at JC, including 906 undergraduate students and 235 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 40% percent are from ND and 60% percent of students are from other states.


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