|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
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)||40%||27%||32%|
What are the requirements for admission to Jamestown College and what student information is used for 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|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Storm Lake, Iowa
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200156 IPEDS survey data for Jamestown College.
23% of students submit their SAT scores to JC. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.