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A Message from the President


I invite you to consider the benefits of attending University of Jamestown, one of the Midwest’s finest Liberal Arts institutions. Established in 1883 as Jamestown College, University of Jamestown features small, interactive classes in which you will get to know your professors, an active campus lifestyle, and a wide range of majors and minors from which to choose. We are committed to technology with classrooms equipped to utilize the internet and a well-equipped set of computer laboratories on campus.

As a school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, University of Jamestown has been shaping minds and building character since 1883. We offer more than 40 areas of study to our more than 1000 students, and our 110-acre campus is one of the most beautiful places to study in the region. In the classroom, you will nearly always find a full-time faculty member teaching your class; we do not have graduate assistants and use only a small number of part-time faculty. Our students build lasting relationships and go on to successful and productive careers.

A Jamestown graduate has both a broad foundation in the Liberal Arts and in-depth knowledge in a discipline. Your experience is enhanced by involvement in more than 30 campus activities and organizations including an array of NAIA athletic teams, student leadership organizations, a full range of arts programs, and honorary societies.

Here, we like to say “Your Success. Our Tradition” because of our excellent track record of successful alumni. Recent graduates have gone on to work in key professional positions with Deloitte and Touche, the Department of Defense, the U.S. House of Representatives, Wells Fargo, BP Oil, Microsoft Great Plains and 3M. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates of the past two years were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.

Take a few moments to peruse our website, and then fill out our online application for admission. An admissions counselor will be happy to talk with you or to arrange a campus visit – all you have to do is ask!

Polly Peterson Sincerely,

Polly L. Peterson, Ph.D.

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