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Most Helpful Review for James Madison University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Gina from Vienna, VA
  • 45 out of 47 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Bobby from Blacksburg, VA
  • Mar-04-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A fun place to learn in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. A small campus feel for such a big university.

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

    The people here are so nice. I feel safe here. The teachers care.

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

    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.

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  • Rachel from Pulaski, VA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    James Madison University is the best college I've visited. It's got all of the programs that I'm looking for, as well as an extremely enthusiastic and welcoming student body. You can tell the students really love it here.

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  • Amanda from Washington, DC
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    James Madison is a friendly environment, there is always something going on. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of by the staff as well as the students. Whenever you're on campus it is our thing to hold doors for one another and that brings a sense of character and respect.

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  • JMU student
  • 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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