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 University” 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.

Drone shot of UJ Campus
Campus Clips

Spring 2024 Dean’s List celebrates 326 UJ students

May 13, 2024

The University of Jamestown Spring 2024 Dean’s List includes 326 students who maintained a 3.5 GPA while taking at least 12 credit hours for the spring semester. The students named…

A group of students at the University of Jamestown.
Campus Clips

UJ Receives $300,000 Gift for ‘Promise Scholarship’

May 2, 2024

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A promise is kept, and access to education is given. In an announcement representing gratitude and generosity, University of Jamestown is humbled to accept a $300,000 bequest…