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Tuition

$10,052

$24,530

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,168
Declined + 9,232
Total Received 23,400
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Sciences
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Communication Studies
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School Facts

James Madison, founded in 1908, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Integrated Science and Technology, Science and Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts, and the Graduate School. Its 712-acre campus is located in Harrisonburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,181
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5392
ACT 4370

Public

18,431

undergraduate students

1,750

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
51%
400-499
9%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Harrisonburg, VA

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Fun Facts

  • James Madison University has a "kissing rock" on campus. Back when the women were not allowed to be alone with men on campus, they would hide behind the rock to kiss. Rumor says if you kiss someone on the rock you will marry that person.

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Harrisonburg, VA

721-acre campus in Harrisonburg (population: 49,973), 70 miles from both Lexington and Winchester and 123 miles from both Washington, DC and Richmond. Served by bus; major airport serves Washington, DC; smaller airport serves Weyers Cave (15 miles); train serves Staunton (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

James Madison University
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 10% of male students
 
9 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
51%
400-499
9%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,168
Declined + 9,232
Total Received 23,400

Admissions Contact

Michael D. Walsh
Director of Admissions
P: 540 568-5681
F: 540 568-3332
admissions@jmu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,104
Room $4,451
Board $4,422
Additional fees $4,072
Books & supplies $876
Total $18,925
Average Financial Aid - $9,509
Total with Avg. Aid $9,416

Financial Aid

45%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,509

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,573,980
State $7,446,366
Institutional $11,159,769
Other external $3,077,557
Total $32,257,672

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $111,250
Institutional $4,756,818
Other external $397,025
Total $5,265,093

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I, Football I-AA), Colonial Athletic Association (Division I), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Duke Dog
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Education/Human Resource Development
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Assessment/Measurement
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Dietetics
Earth Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
English
Exceptional Education
Finance
Fine Arts
Geographic Science
Geology
Health Education
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Individualized Study
Information Analysis
Integrated Science/Technology
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
International Affairs
International Business
Justice Studies
Kinesiology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Arts/Design
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy/Religion
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Psychological Sciences
Psychology
Public Administration
Quantitative Finance
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Pathology
Statistics
Strategic Leadership Studies
Technical/Scientific Communication
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

91%

18,431
students

Female
59%
10,905

Male
41%
7,526

Graduate

9%

1,750
students

Female
69%
1,213

Male
31%
537

undergraduateFull-time

95%

17,526
students

Female
60%
10,465

Male
40%
7,061

undergraduatePart-time

5%

905
students

Female
49%
440

Male
51%
465

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15

Summer: February 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 67
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

M. Shaun Mooney
Associate Director of Admissions
540 568-7865
mooneyms@jmu.edu

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