Deciding on a college is a big decision. We want you to be confident that you have all the information you need.

The application gives our counselors insight into who you are and what you care about. Armed with that information, they are better able to help you make an informed decision. When you submit an application, you are not committing to a college; you are further exploring that college. It is through this process that we will determine if you qualify for one of our many generous academic scholarships as well as provide us with information that could lead to other institutional awards including athletic, fine arts, and other merit awards. Congratulations on taking this important step!

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

  • GPA requirement: 2.5
  • ACT requirement: 19

Every applicant to the University of Jamestown is reviewed on an individual basis. Admission is granted to applicants who will, in the judgment of the Academic Standards Review Committee, make positive contributions to the community life of the university and be able to progress satisfactorily toward the completion of all degree requirements.

The University of Jamestown does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status or public assistance, in accordance with applicable laws.

The University of Jamestown operates on a rolling admissions policy. Once the candidate’s file is complete, a decision concerning acceptance is made and the applicant is generally notified within two weeks.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the Online Application for Admission…no application fee!
  2. High School Transcript or GED certificate…must come directly from your high school and may FAX to (701) 253-4318, email PDF to or mail to:

    Office of Admission
    University of Jamestown
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  3. ACT or SAT scores…may be included on high school transcript. Writing sections of both tests are optional, not required.


An admission decision will be made within two weeks of the completion and receipt of your application and academic credentials. Your admission representative will be in communication with you throughout this process and will answer any questions you may have as you consider a final college choice.

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 36 states and 22 countries

Student to Faculty Ratio - 13:1