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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

100 East Grace Street, MSC 0101 Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540) 568-5681
Admissions Phone: (540) 568-5681
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James Madison University
  • Located in Harrisonburg, VA
  • Public
  • 19,396 students enrolled
  • 61% admitted
  • $5,104 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Florence from VA
  • Jul-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Be active, engaged and not embarrassed to try new things (especially the free things).

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  • Ashley from VA
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Take hard classes in high school! The academics here are rigorous. Be ready to work hard, study hard, and have a lot of fun! We really try to embody our school motto of Be the change here at JMU, so be prepared to better both yourselves and everything around you!

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  • Jesse from Stafford, VA
  • Apr-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Get involved in something. Some students find themselves unhappy because they never joined a club or did anything outside of academics. We do have a mild reputation as a party school. Don't be peer pressured into anything you don't want to do.

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  • M.B. from NJ
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Stay on top of all the announcements and updates in your student account and email so you don't miss deadlines for things like housing, registration, etc. Family Weekend was great for the whole family. Even though you feel so safe here, don't let down your guard.

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  • Mehigan from King George, VA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Get to know your professors and do attend office hours, they have a job to do and that is to help you, and they love doing it! Don't limit yourself; go to all different types of clubs and activities even if you're a introvert like myself, you'll meet a lot more friends that way and you'll experience the university to the fullest that way. Be careful with your dining money, be frugal so that by the end of the semester, you'll have money to spare in case you need it. Opening P.O. boxes can be tricky, stick with it and make sure to pick up your mail regularly. Make sure to eat well, the food here is excellent and it can be hard to resist stuffing your face every meal.

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