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Jamestown College: Narrative Description


6000 College Ln.
Jamestown, ND 58405
Tel: (701)252-3467; 800-336-2554; Admissions: (701)252-3467; Fax: (701)253-4318; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 107-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3750 per student. Total enrollment: 1,152. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 781 applied, 98% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,087 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 65 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 16 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 18 or minimum SAT score of 850, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, minimum ACT score of 18 or minimum SAT score of 850, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. One-time mandatory fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $13,370 includes full-time tuition ($9400) and college room and board ($3970). College room only: $1700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $270 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: Jimmie Ambassadors, Student Activities Committee, Nursing Students' Association, Students of Service, Student Senate. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Weekend, Jimmie Jive Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 714 college housing spaces available; 663 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Raugust Library with 128,915 books, 12,745 microform titles, 675 serials, 5,219 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $320,577. 440 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: In the valley of the James River, Jamestown (population 16,800) was originally the site of Fort Seward, which was established in 1872. Jamestown is located in southeastern North Dakota and is provided transportation by bus lines, air, and major highways. The community has churches, one hospital, a library, two radio stations, and two shopping centers. Parks in the general area provide outdoor recreation facilities. There are several active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations in Jamestown.

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