James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA, USA
4.24 Average Rating

Located in Harrisonburg, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University is a public institution offering more than 120 degree options. As a research university, JMU features a Research and Scholarship (R&S) administration, and is home to the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, which is "dedicated to understanding and solving issues in global conflict." Students earning a position in the Honors College have extra research opportunities, as well as enriched classes and specially-designed study abroad programs. Roughly a fourth of students at James Madison study in another country, with opportunities in Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, and more. JMU is one of only 10% of colleges that have a Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1134

What Students Are Saying

4.24 Average Rating
JMU is what I would call the Disney Land of universities. From first glance, it is a beautiful campus with fantastic people, both physically and mentally. Yet, behind the scenes, like Disney, it is a strategic series of difficult tasks that create such a great outcome.
Luisiana from Hammonton, NJ
An open and beautiful campus with people who also share those qualities. The staff here are amazing and do their jobs here with the goal to educate the students that pass through so that they may carry the wisdom gained throughout their lives. However, the best thing about JMU is probably the fact that they not only award degrees to their students, but they also prepare them for the real world job market and strive to produce students who will go on to have fulfilling careers after college.
Mehigan from King George, VA

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