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JC Admission Requirements

Jamestown, North Dakota

Chances of getting into Jamestown College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.5%
Admission Difficulty for Jamestown College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into JC and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 834 out of 1,356 applicants were admitted making JC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Jamestown College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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JC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Jamestown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Jamestown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Jamestown College?

Jamestown College typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jamestown College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >74%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 62%-74%
950 to 1040 Avg - 49%-62%
860 to 950 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 860 Low <36%
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JC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Jamestown College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Jamestown College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into JC?

Admission data indicates that JC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jamestown College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jamestown College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 62%-76%
19 to 21 Avg - 52%-62%
17 to 19 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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JC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Jamestown College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jamestown College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as JC accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Jamestown College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

69% of Jamestown College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Jamestown College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 9%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Jamestown College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 448 908 1,356
Accepted 330 504 834
Acceptance Rate 74% 56% 62%
Enrolled 132 138 270
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 27% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jamestown College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Jamestown College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jamestown College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
B
Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa

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Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska

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Union College

Lincoln, Nebraska

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200156 IPEDS survey data for Jamestown College.

FAQs

Does Jamestown College prefer SAT or ACT?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to JC. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Jamestown College?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to JC. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Jamestown College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Jamestown College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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