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James Madison University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
17,306
Total Undergrads
Including 812 Part-time
4,001
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $142,078)
13
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $82,203)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 116 Yes -
Baseball 37 - Yes -
Basketball 19 23 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 24 Yes Yes
Football 142 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Lacrosse - 31 Yes -
Soccer 44 38 Yes Yes
Softball - 28 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 39 Yes -
Tennis 9 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.5%
Hispanic 2.5%
Non-resident alien 1.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 43
Liquor Law Violation 98
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 26
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alexandra from Norfolk, VA
  • 3
  • The dorms are sort of hit or miss here. They're spread all around campus and there are several different types. Some are traditional hall style and some are arranged in…

  • Mar-24-2012 Read More
  • Jeanne from Chantilly, VA
  • 4
  • the dorms range in comfort levels depending on where you are located. in general, the dorms are all comfortable and bathrooms are readily available. there are kitchens in all dorm…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Alexandra from Richmond, VA
  • 4
  • east campus dorms are the newest and nicest, but they are out of the way since most freshman classes will be on the quad. however, the bus system makes it…

  • Feb-23-2012 Read More
  • Michelle from Alexandria, VA
  • 5
  • I loved every single person in my dorm and still, as a Junior, remain in close contact with them. JMU has such great employees that the transition from home to…

  • Apr-02-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Andrea from Mexico
  • Jun-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of different places around campus to eat. Food all over campus varies, from salads, pizza, Mongolian Grill; there is a place for everyone here.

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  • 5
  • Brittany from Fairfax, VA
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    We have the number 2 food in the country! It is really good and there are so many different places to eat, and so many different types of food.

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  • 5
  • Kendall from Spotsylvania, VA
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining is ranked in the top 5 nation wide! JMU has everything from grab and go food inside the academic halls to 2 major dining halls with all you can eat buffets.

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Centreville, VA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    JMU food is rated 2nd best in the nation. Need I say more? There's an array of all kinds, from Chinese to deli sandwiches and it's all great. Dining services is also awesome at listening to what the students have to say. Don't be afraid to give feedback. Try out Red Mango Froyo at Top Dog, too! IT'S ALL SO GREAT! They have healthy options too which is perfect for those who are health conscious.

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  • 5
  • Kay from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Food here is awesome! So many options to choose from, and the food is all so good. Currently ranked #2 in the country!

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  • 5
  • Miranda from James Madison University
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    In case you didn't know, James Madison University is actually ranked 2nd in the nation for their dining services, according to the Princeton Review. There are so many different options that do not taste like high school lunches. There are buffet-style dining halls, places like Chick-fil-a and Starbucks, as well as PC Dukes which serves an assortment of pizzas, sandwiches and wraps, tacos, salads and pitas, and their famous honey barbecue bites!

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  • 5
  • Emilie from Harrisonburg, VA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    There is food everywhere and it always smells amazing. All the food tastes good and is at a good price, if you don't have dining.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kendall from Spotsylvania, VA
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely increasing. If you want to be in it there are plenty of options, if you don't it doesn't end your chance of a social life.

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  • 0
  • Bridget from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Nov-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I am in a sorority and absolutely love it! At first I was leery of joining but am so glad I did. Greek Life is a growing community here at JMU but you don't have to join to be involved socially or even involved in the JMU volunteering community.

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  • 0
  • Kiarra from Martinsville, VA
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many Sororities and Fraternities around campus if that is something you are interested in. It is a good way to get to know people and interact with people so that they will remember you.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Harrisonburg, VA
  • Nov-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The school isn't heavy on Greek life, but it's definitely prevalent. It seems pretty either or-- I know plenty of people involved in Greek life (Social, Special Interest and Service) who love it, and plenty who aren't.

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  • 0
  • Sierra from Chevy Chase, MD
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is only big if you want it to be. If you don't like greek life you won't even know it's there. If you love it you'll be into it 24/7. It's what every you make of it and thats the beauty of it.

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  • 0
  • A from Alexandria, VA
  • Aug-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty tight kit and quickly growing! It's a lot of fun but we could do a little more about getting everyone on campus involved in our fun events

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  • 0
  • Veronica from Alexandria, VA
  • May-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is noticeable, but not overwhelming. There's a sorority row on campus and a few fraternity houses just off campus. In addition to social greek organiztions, there are volunteer, cultural, and academic ones to choose from too.

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