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Most Helpful Review for James Madison University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Gina from Vienna, VA
  • 43 out of 45 people found this review helpful

I know it's impossible to be unbiased about JMU as a student there, but I really do believe that JMU is the most underrated school in Virginia. The academics are overshadowed by its rival, Virginia Tech, who is rumored to be the better school but the academics at JMU are superb. Professors really care (for the most part; there are always exceptions to the rule), and a lot of them, from my experience, like to engage in discussions. Lots of studying going on in the libraries and in Showker (the business building). I'm definitely learning a...

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  • Jul-22-2014 I am a current student here

    James Madison University is a home away from home. From professors to students, nothing compares to the charisma and love of learning exhibited by both groups of people. To top it all off, JMU is located in one of the most beautiful locations in the country, the Shenandoah valley!

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  • Amani from Dumfries, VA
  • Jun-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've visited this school twice and fell in love with it. I loved the gorgeous campus and friendly students. This is my top choice and I am very excited to apply here.

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  • Andrea from Mexico
  • Jun-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Awesome school with incredibly big campus, nice and friendly people who are always willing to help. There is always something going on around campus so involvement opportunities are unlimited. Both classes and teachers are great.

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

    JMU is an amazing university with an incredible amount of opportunities for all types of students. The whole community is so kind and caring, and they all like to help out in any way they can. Along with the great classes and professors, there is the gorgeous campus!

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  • Daeun from Centreville, VA
  • Apr-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The first time I visited this college, I fell in love with it. I loved the atmosphere and how friendly everyone was. The campus itself was beautiful and the food was excellent as I heard. I can't wait to spend my next four years in this college.

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

    JMU is everything it claims to be; a great community with amazing academics and has opportunities for everyone. It has a large student body, but it never feels overwhelming. The campus is large, but I have never had a problem getting where I needed to go on the bus or just walking.

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  • Mary Beth from Charlestown, MD
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    One of the things you'll hear is, We open doors for people, and this is very true; JMU welcomes anyone and everyone, and be prepared to communicate with them all! The community is wonderful, and I have yet to be in a class where I felt the professors didn't care. Yes, there are some that are 100+ people, but I find this to be much more uncommon and you still learn as long as you do the work.

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