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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Most Helpful Review for James Madison University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Gina from Vienna, VA
  • 48 out of 50 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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  • Florence from VA
  • Jul-30-2015 I am a current student here

    James Madison University is the world's best kept secret. It is chock-full of kind. admirable, stunning human beings who are excited to learn and willing to create friendships that will last a lifetime. It is a home, I will forever cherish.

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

    When the students say they bleed purple, this declaration is no way an understatement as school spirit runs deep in the veins of all current students and alumni. There is always something to do at James Madison despite the small town surrounding campus. The dedication and undergraduate opportunities that this university offers to the students is none like I have ever see.

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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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