The University of Jamestown (formerly Jamestown College) has again received the highest ranking of all North Dakota institutions in any category of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” edition.

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Jamestown (listed as Jamestown College in the rankings) is ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Colleges in the “Best Colleges 2014” rankings released Sept. 10.

“Jamestown College was the first North Dakota college or university to reach the top tier, and now as a University, we remain the top-ranked North Dakota institution of higher learning among all categories.  We are pleased to be named as one of the top 35 schools in the Midwest,” says President Robert S. Badal.

This ranking increase comes just weeks after the school’s announcement of a name change to the University of Jamestown and opening a campus in Fargo, ND.

U.S. News’ “Best Colleges” is the most recognized and popular of all college rankings. The report evaluates colleges and universities annually by assessing criteria such as peer assessment, graduation rate, student/faculty ratios, class size, alumni giving, and student testing scores. Categories are Regional Colleges, Regional Universities, National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges. Each category consists of a top tier and a second tier.

In addition to being named to the top tier of “Best Colleges 2014” by U.S. News and World Report, the University of Jamestown (listed as Jamestown College) was again recently named a “Best in the Midwest” college once again by Princeton Review.

Established as Jamestown College in 1883, the University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in education and a Fargo-based doctor of physical therapy. The University of Jamestown offers more than 30 areas of study. With the Jamestown Journey to Success, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing students through an experience that is student-centered and integrates the liberal arts with sound professional programs.



Effective July 31, 2013, University of Jamestown PT Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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