University of Jamestown has been ranked as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review in its annual review of colleges and universities. The New York City-based education services company selected the University as one of 153 institutions it recommends in its website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

“Our recent distinction by Princeton Review as a “Best in the Midwest” institution reaffirms our strong conviction that University of Jamestown is a remarkable value for a student and family’s return on their educational investment,” says Scott J. Goplin, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “Further, it brings national attention to the quality of our programs and the high level of student satisfaction. Our unique Journey to Success educational approach prepares our students to directly enter the workforce or graduate school.  This approach is key to the level of satisfaction we are experiencing from our students and their families, and it also shows in our average 99 percent placement rate for recent graduates.”

This is the 11th year of rankings by Princeton Review, and University of Jamestown (formerly Jamestown College) has made the list each year. The rankings are based on academic excellence within the region and the results of student surveys.

Detailed information about the Journey to Success or academic programs at University of Jamestown can be found at or by contacting the Office of Admission at 1-800-336-2554.

The schools named “regional best(s)” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year schools. The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher, says “We’re pleased to recommend University of Jamestown to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their degree. We chose it and the other institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us.”

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