University of Jamestown is a private liberal arts college founded by the Presbyterian Church located in Jamestown, North Dakota
University of Jamestown has about 1,000 students enrolled today and has been co-educational from its founding. Until August 2013, the school was known as Jamestown College.
In 2007, Jamestown became the first North Dakota college or university to make US News and World Report’s “Tier 1” for undergraduate colleges in the Midwest, a distinction repeated annually ever since. As of 2014, the University of Jamestown ranks 37th in the region. In 2014, Business Insider reported that the University of Jamestown is the most influential college in North Dakota.
In 2007, Jamestown announced the Journey to Success, a new program targeted at preparing students for rapidly changing environments. The program has five elements: a combination of liberal arts education and professional preparation, more personalized advising and career counseling, first-year student mentors, a proven placement service and guaranteed internships, and finally, guaranteed graduation in four years.
The University of Jamestown athletic teams, nicknamed athletically as the Jimmies, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). The University of Jamestown will be a charter member of the North Star Athletic Association in the 2013-14 school year. The Jimmies formerly competed in the now-defunct Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC). Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field and wrestling; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling.