James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$12,330

$28,644

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
570
75th
630
25th
550
75th
28
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,255
Declined 4,667
Total Received 23,922
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Public

21,818

undergraduate students

2,221

graduate students

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School Facts

James Madison University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 24,039
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational

721-acre campus in Harrisonburg (population: 54,215), 70 miles from both Lexington and Winchester and 123 miles from both Richmond and Washington, DC. Served by bus; major airport serves Washington, DC; smaller airport serves Weyers Cave (15 miles); train serves Staunton (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

James Madison University
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA
22807

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
570
75th
630
25th
550
75th
28
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,255
Declined 4,667
Total Received 23,922

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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Financial Aid

35%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,202

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,250
Room $5,508
Board $5,840
Additional fees $5,080
Books & supplies $1,082
Total $24,760
Average Financial Aid - $8,202
Total with Avg. Aid $16,558

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,902,067
State $10,504,778
Institutional $12,744,283
Other external $3,288,708
Total $40,439,836

Non-need-based

Federal
State $150,000
Institutional $6,282,707
Other external $308,533
Total $6,741,240
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 540 568-7820
F: 540 568-7994
fin_aid@jmu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, basketball, caving, crew, cross-country, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, in-line skating, lacrosse, paintball, roller hockey, rugby, ski racing, soccer, snowboarding, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, caving, cheerleading, crew, cross-country, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rugby, ski racing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, track, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, flag football, floor hockey, fly fishing, Frisbee golf, inner-tube water polo, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I, Football I-AA), Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Information Science/Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Nursing Practice.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology.
Public Administration.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Systems Science and Theory.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Sciences
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Communication Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

24,039

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

21,818
students

Female
57%
12,445

Male
43%
9,373

9%

2,221
students

Female
71%
1,584

Male
29%
637

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

19,212
students

Female
58%
11,135

Male
42%
8,077

12%

2,606
students

Female
50%
1,310

Male
50%
1,296

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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