University of Jamestown

Grow as a person. Grow as a professional.

Then go change the world.

There is a difference here.

It starts with our approach to education. We believe that our purpose as a University is to help our students grow, within the four walls of a classroom and beyond. All so they can develop into a well-rounded professional and person.


Average class size

Small classes help students connect with their professor and peers. Less students = more time for discussion and individualized support!

Best in the Midwest

US News and World report ranked UJ as a “Best Regional College” in the Midwest.


Number of students who pay full tuition

You read that right. Every full-time, undergraduate student receives some type of financial aid.


Majors, Degrees, and Programs

With more than 40 areas of study, led by experienced faculty (never grad students!), you’ll learn to think, communicate and lead through an educational approach that combines liberal arts with professional preparation.

All Programs

Jimmie Voices

“I am so fortunate God gave me the opportunity to play golf, sing in the choir, stay close to my friends and family, and experience a welcoming small campus with lifelong friends.”
Amber Domres
Class of 2022
“I have had a child at University of Jamestown since 2012. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Robin Knutson
UJ Parent of Three
"The ability to stop by your professor’s office to talk about schoolwork or personal endeavors is something you don’t hear from a lot of schools, so I am very grateful I had the chance of learning from the people I did."
Valentino Grasiuso
Class of 2021
“The culture and work ethic of our campus goes beyond University of Jamestown and into the community.”
Britta Knudson
Class of 2020
"The private school price tag can scare some people. But people also need to understand there’s lots of opportunities, and University of Jamestown gives great scholarships."
Broc Lietz
UJ Parent
“There’s something about the culture of our players and what we do that allows a player to surrender their own individual ambitions and be part of something that they get great value out of.”
Kalli Hegerle
Class of 2022
UJ Choir singing

A big part of learning is living.

Yes, your GPA matters. But a great GPA, backed by a vibrant campus life – that means making friends who become family and sharing experiences that become lifelong memories – is what makes your time at UJ extraordinary.

Athletes and Recreation

Get in the gym. Get outside. Or just get in your orange and black, and cheer for the Jimmies!

Performing Arts

You can participate in one of our nine performing groups—even if you don’t major in the arts.

Clubs, Groups and Organizations

There is a place for everyone at UJ! Grow your interests (and connect with others who share them) in one of our 23+ clubs and organizations.

Unmatched Academic Support

You can’t fall through the cracks here. No really, it’s nearly impossible. That’s because we’ve created academic opportunities, designed specifically to help you succeed.

Photo of Dr. Stephen Reed with photos of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Campus Clips

UJ professor shares about years of work studying Dead Sea Scrolls

Feb 18, 2023

University of Jamestown Provost Dr. Paul Olson interviews Professor Stephen Reed about his years of research the documents found near the Dead Sea starting in the 1940s that date back to before Christianity. Watch the discussion below. Reed is a professor of religion and philosophy at UJ.

Cast photo of actors in play
Campus Clips

‘Drinking Habits’ Photo Gallery

Feb 14, 2023

University of Jamestown students produced and performed the play “Drinking Habits” by Tom Smith in February 2023.

Campus Clips

UJ launching all-online PhD in Clinical Research

Feb 11, 2023

University of Jamestown announced that it has launched its first-ever PhD program. Following its launch, UJ became one of the only universities in the world to offer an accredited, all-online…