Jamestown College


Enrollment: 965.

Student Body: 53% female, 47% male, 44% out-of-state, 4% international (12 countries represented). Asian 2%, African American 1%, Caucasian 90%, Hispanic 2%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 70% freshmen return for sophomore year. 31% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 20% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 9% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue law degrees. 2% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14.53:1..57 full-time faculty, 54% hold PhDs, 7% are members of minority groups, 46% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; elementary education and teaching; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Cooperative education program, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: Character and Leadership Program. The heart of the Character in Leadership program is its academic core. Each student who participates will receive a minor in leadership. Jamestown College values its reputation for quality education and therefore is committed through its Character in Leadership Program to providing a broad and sound intellectual foundation that will enable its students to provide ethical leadership in an ever-changing world. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, internships.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, apartments for married students, apartments for single students 80% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: 95% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 50% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, television station, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 35 registered organizations, 6 honor societies, 5 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), wrestling. Women: Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball, wrestling.

On-Campus Highlights: Library lobby, lounge/TV room outside of cafeteria, Larson Center (athletic center)/Foss Wellness Center, Residence Hall lounges, Level 2 (campus nightclub).


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.34. 13% in top 10% of high school class, 37% in top 25% of high school class, 73% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 400-570. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 400-520. ACT middle 50% range 20-25. Minimum paper TOEFL 525. Minimum computer TOEFL 195.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Important factors considered include: Academic GPA, recommendation(s), standardized test scores. Other factors considered include: Rigor of secondary school record, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, level of applicants interest, talent/ability7, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 4 science, 2 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 752 applied, 64% admitted, 43% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.5 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $35. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 7/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $16,850. Room and board $5,700. Required fees $420. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 2/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, Federal Nursing Scholarships. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/university loans from institutional funds, alternative loans (private).

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $2,262. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 66% freshmen, 61% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 15% freshmen, 10% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 51% freshmen, 51% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 26% freshmen, 21% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 99% freshmen, 99% undergrads receive any aid. 84% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $25,612.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, art, athletics, job skills, leadership, music/drama, religious affiliation.

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