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Academics

For Jamestown students, the college is "is literally a home away from home." The school is "small, friendly, [and has a] family-like environment" where "everyone cares about you." Founded by the Presbyterian Church, Jamestown provides "a well-rounded education within a Christian atmosphere, equipping students with the tools they will need both in their home and work lives." A significant portion of the students come to Jamestown for either "the most intense, high-esteemed nursing programs in the area" or its athletics. "Our school is about athletics and coming together as one, even if you aren't an athlete," says one student. The school also "provides generous scholarships." "Many of the professors are just lecturers," but they "always have their doors open" and "will do anything to help us achieve our career goals." Students did wish the administration wasn't "so uptight" and want the school to do a better job of "going green!!" "You're not a number [here]….at Jamestown College you have a name, and they get to know you as a person." "I choose Jamestown because of the unique atmosphere," shares a cross-cultural communication's major. "It's a smaller campus, and I felt like they wanted to know me and help me succeed!" In short, many students think Jamestown College "is the Midwest's best-kept secret!"

Student Body

Students at Jamestown "are mainly your ‘down-home Americans.'" "The typical Jamestown College student is friendly," and "wherever you go, you are greeted with a smile." The student body is "mostly Caucasian" and "generally pretty conservative" as well as "friendly, family-oriented, fun, energetic, studious, and hard-working." "Students fit in really well; there are tons of organizations and opportunities for everyone to find a niche." Although one student cautions that "most students are very religious, and if a student it not religious they are looked down upon." If you are not very religious, it can be "difficult to fit in." "A large portion of the students are here for athletics or at one time were associated with it," and "usually 95 percent of the students are either here for nursing or athletics." "For the most part, everyone gets along with everyone including the professors" making it "like an extended family here."

Campus Life

At Jamestown, "many organizations promote weekend activities such as dances, game nights, and Wii parties to get students to stay on campus." Perhaps the effort is unnecessary as "the town doesn't offer a lot of activities" and "has nothing exciting in it, but a Wal-Mart," so students "don't leave campus a lot." Luckily, students find plenty of fun things to do in addition to organized events such as "chalk art, baking, movies, and Taco Bell." "A lot of movies are watched, and in the summer a lot of ultimate Frisbee is played. During the weekends, the hot ticket items are sporting events and a trip to Applebee's." Taco Bell and Applebee's may be especially appealing as "the cafeteria really lacks and could be greatly improved." "Most study and get their work stuff done on the week days and then party it up or have relax time on the weekends," explains one student. Jamestown is "a community, everyone knows each other," and "the students are all close, both studying together and spending recreational times together."

Overview

Applicants
1,560
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.7:1
Total Faculty
114
with Terminal Degree
46

67
Women
47
Men
5
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, Other

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


J. J. Syvrud
NY Jets player

Ron Erhardt
Coach for NE Patriots and for NY Giants

Kurt Schork
War journalist - Reuters; Rhodes Scholar

Richard Armey
U.S. Representative

James Unruh
Retired C.E.O. - Unisys

Jack Suyderhoud
Expert in Int'l Business

Ed Nafus
Retired C.E.O. - CSG Systems

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,361

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,412

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,174

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,368

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,570

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,578
Required Fees
$580
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,884
Transportation for Commuters
$1,600

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,656
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
955
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

1.28%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.14%
African-American
7.28%
Hispanic
74.09%
Caucasian
9.96%
International

50% female
50% male
50% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lori Listopad

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation that outlines diagnosis and functioning limitations of the disability

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation that outlines diagnosis and functioning limitations of the disability

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
32
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

54% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Jimmies)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Jimmies)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: www.uj.edu/studentlife

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
50%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Emily Wolff
Director of First Impressions

Address
6081 College Lane
Jamestown, ND 58405

Phone
701-252-3467

Email
emily.wolff@uj.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Nafus Student Center
Unruh & Sheldon Center
Larson Center (athletic center)/Foss Wellness Center
Residence Hall lounges
Reiland Fine Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Buffalo Mall & Bison Cinemas
Buffalo Bowling Lane
Frontier Village
Jamestown Reservoir/Dam
Babb's Coffee House
Walmart Jamestown Speedway Buffalo City Grille

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
arranged individually
701-252-3467

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
individually designed

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@uj.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport - 1 mile from campus, taxis, Bus stop - 1 miles from campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please refer to directions on our website: www.uj.edu

Local Accommodations
Variety of hotels/motels beginning at $50/night in Jamestown.


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