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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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
72%
Out of State Students
26%
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other February 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,751
Total Number of Undergrads
19,923
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
84%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,753
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$12,206
Out-of-State Tuition
$29,106
0
100
37%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,489
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
399
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Charlottesville
Richmond
New York
Norfolk
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.24 Average Rating
james madison university is located in one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. the scenery is amazing and the school itself has a great campus. every one who comes here is extremely friendly, including the professors.
Jeanne from Chantilly, VA
James Madison University is one of the most amazing colleges you will ever attend. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the academics are superb. I could not be more proud to be a part of the Duke family.
Alexandra from Norfolk, VA

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