Frequently Asked Questions

As a parent, you probably have questions regarding University of Jamestown. Below you’ll find answers to questions that we often hear from parents.

Why University of Jamestown?

There are many reasons why University of Jamestown may be a great fit for your student. Here’s a few things we offer:

A unique educational experience called the Journey to Success
Holistic development, both as a professional and a person
The opportunity to become a quality leader in one’s profession and one’s community
A four-year graduation guarantee

How do we schedule a visit?

Visits can be scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In order to provide the best campus visit experience possible, we recommend scheduling your visit three business days in advance.

What are the acceptance requirements?

We recommend a 19 ACT and a 2.5 GPA but we look at each application on an individual basis to determine acceptance.

How much does it cost to attend the UJ?











Approximate cost of books per year = $1,300

What is required in order to complete my student’s application?

We require a copy of your student’s transcript as well as ACT or SAT test scores for most applications. International, transfer, and non-traditional student applications may require different documents. Please have your student visit with their admissions counselor regarding application requirements.

Are there any scholarships?

Yes! University of Jamestown offers academic and participation scholarships as well as alumni and regional awards. In fact, every student that is accepted to University of Jamestown and isn’t receiving an athletic scholarship qualifies for an academic scholarship.

How does a student receive a fine arts (music, theatre, studio arts) scholarship?

An audition is required in order to qualify for a participation choir, band, or theatre scholarship. This audition can be scheduled through your student’s counselor. To receive a fine arts-studio arts scholarship, students are asked to submit samples of their artwork as well as provide a short essay describing their experiences in art. Students are encouraged to work with his/her counselor when considering a fine arts scholarship.

Fine arts major scholarships include the above requirements as well as some additional requirements related to the specific fine arts area. Learn more about the Music Major Scholarship

What is the Wilson Scholarship Day?

The Wilson Scholarship Day event occurs twice a year. Two full tuition Wilson Scholarships are awarded at each event. Wilson Scholarship Day attendees who participate in this event but aren’t awarded a Wilson Scholarship and aren’t receiving an athletic scholarship will receive a $1,000/year Distinguished Scholarship for being part of this special event.

How does financial aid work?

Our financial aid page is a great place to look for answers related to financial aid.

Is the campus safe?

University of Jamestown seeks to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for students. The UJ Security page contains information regarding emergency resources as well as the Annual Security Report.

Does UJ offer disability services?

Yes, the University of Jamestown’s Academic Advising and Learning Center offers advising as well as tutoring and disability services to our students.

What kinds of clubs and organizations does UJ have?

All UJ clubs and organizations are created by students for students. There are a wide variety of organizations and clubs your student can join, such as student senate, service organizations, academic organizations, etc.

Are there opportunities for studying abroad?

Yes! University of Jamestown offers several study-abroad experiences for students. We offer travel opportunities to such places as Alaska, Costa Rica and Africa each year. We also work with ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) for students interested in studying abroad for a semester or year while in college.

What is the city of Jamestown like?

Jamestown, ND, has a population of 16,000. We are located halfway between the two largest cities in North Dakota (Fargo and Bismarck) right along Interstate 94. The Jamestown Regional Airport offers direct flights from Denver to Jamestown through United Airlines. Jamestown also is home to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center, a critical access hospital offering many services to the community including emergency and surgical services. Several eating, lodging, and entertainment options can be found in Jamestown. And, yes, we have a 26 foot tall/60 ton (world’s largest) buffalo statue.

Who do I contact?

Our admissions counselors are here to help steer your student in the right direction.

What are the steps to becoming a Jimmie?

After being accepted into UJ, your student must:

  1. Review admissions and scholarship information from their admitted student packet
  2. Submit enrollment fee
  3. Complete the housing application
  4. Schedule their personal campus visit (if they haven’t already)
  5. Complete their FAFSA if they’re looking into state and federal aid options (our FAFSA code is 002990) and review their financial aid award letter with your counselor
  6. Register for JRAP (our summer orientation and registration event) in the spring
  7. After graduation, send us their final high school transcript (as well as final college transcripts, if they have completed classes for which they wish to receive college credit)

How do I pay the enrollment fee?

The $250 enrollment fee secures your student’s scholarships and lets our registrar know that they’ll be signing up for classes and attending JRAP (our summer orientation and registration event). You can pay this online, by phone at 701-252-3467, ext. 5562, or by mail:
UJ Office of Admissions
6000 College Ln
Jamestown, ND 58405

Do you accept college credit and AP class credit?

Yes, as long as it’s from an accredited college and the student receives a “C” or better. We accept AP (advanced placement) credit as long as the student receives a score of a three or better on the AP exam.

What specific classes does my student need to take for his/her major?

A list of program courses and requirements can be found by looking through our academic catalog.

What is JRAP?

JRAP is our summer orientation and registration event. This one-day event is held in June with registration beginning in the spring. Students register for classes, set up their UJ email accounts, get their student ID pictures taken, and meet other future Jimmies.

When are class schedules and room assignments determined?

Class schedules are arranged at JRAP (our summer orientation and registration event held in mid-June) or at the end of June for students that are unable to attend JRAP. Room assignments are finalized in early July.

What if I’m concerned about my student?

University of Jamestown offers a WeCare program. Anyone can complete a WeCare report if they have concerns regarding a student. Parents may also contact the Student Success Coordinator with any concerns they may have regarding their student.

How do I mail things to my student?

Students are assigned PO Box numbers in the summer. The student’s address is the PO Box number followed by College Lane, Jamestown, ND 58405.

How does a student order books?

Students can order books through the Jimmie Connection. All books are ordered online.

What is MyUJ?

MyUJ is the University of Jamestown’s campus web portal. Students have access to all of their classes, professors, books, interest groups and more. Students set up their MyUJ accounts at JRAP or when they receive their class schedule from the registrar (if unable to attend JRAP).

How does my student pay his/her bill?

Students will receive a statement before each semester. These bills can be paid online, by mail, or in person. Students will be sent an email notification to their email address letting them know the statement is available to view. Outstanding balances will be due by the first day of classes. Payment options are available.

What should students bring to campus?

Review the list of suggested items to bring to campus.

Have another question? Please contact us. We are here to help you as you guide your student on his/her Journey to Success.

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 30 states and 20 countries
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1