James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,576

$28,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
52%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
42%
500-599
47%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
14%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,097
Declined 5,481
Total Received 23,578
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Public

19,895

undergraduate students

1,925

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 21,820
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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Shenandoah Valley Regional

James Madison University
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg
22807

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • lighted pathways

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
90%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
52%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
42%
500-599
47%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
14%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,097
Declined 5,481
Total Received 23,578

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,620
Room & board $10,582
Additional fees $4,956
Books & supplies $1,056
Other fees $1,968
Total $25,182

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Archery, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Squash, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Archery, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Squash, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, 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 and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial and Product Design
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science, Technology and Society
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Systems Science and Theory
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

21,820

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

19,895
students

Female
58%
11,489

Male
42%
8,406

9%

1,925
students

Female
72%
1,390

Male
28%
535

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

18,798
students

Female
59%
10,939

Male
41%
7,859

6%

1,097
students

Female
51%
550

Male
49%
547

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 69%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

734

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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