JC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Jamestown College
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into JC and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 753 out of 1,154 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 56 percent. Jamestown College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT10%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1130 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1075 to 1130||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1020 to 1075||Avg -||52%-65%|
|965 to 1020||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 965||Low||<39%|
JC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|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 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jamestown College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>78%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||65%-78%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||55%-65%|
|17 to 19||Reach||44%-55%|
|Less than 17||Low||<44%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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 #3 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 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
69% of Jamestown College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||26%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to Jamestown College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200156 IPEDS survey data for Jamestown College.