James Madison University (JMU)

Harrisonburg, VA

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James Madison University

James Madison University

James Madison University Student Essentials

James Madison University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Duke Dog
Nicknames: JMU, Madison
Website: www.jmu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 8,808
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 22,796
Retention Rate: 91%
Enrollment: 22,333
Year Established: 1908

About JMU

The James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, provides each student with an exceptional education through outstanding scholarship and innovate thinking in a community dedicated to knowledge.

The university is dedicated to helping the local and global community. Many students join groups like the Peace Corps Volunteers and Be the Change to help the world through environmental stewardship, global affairs, nonviolence awareness and more.

Student life at the university is immersed in activity. Whether they join one of the school’s 300 student clubs or take an internship overseas, students find learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. The school hosts many multicultural events throughout the year, allowing students to be exposed to diverse cultures.

Academics at the school include a broad range of undergraduate degrees in colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Integrated Science and Technology, Visual and Performing Arts and more. Graduate programs are available in more than 50 fields, like Psychology, Health Sciences and more.

Admissions require incoming students to begin during fall semester. Decisions are determined based on the strength of a student’s academic record, ACT/SAT scores, secondary school report, extracurricular activities and personal statement.

Tuition is set lower for Virginia residents, although all students may be eligible to receive financial aid if they complete a FAFSA by March 1. Forms of aid include Pell grants, SEO grants, the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program and more.

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JMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave James Madison University 4 stars overall.

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JMU Map & Location

James Madison University
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


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Getting Around JMU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Harrisonburg, VA

Winter
Dec
44
24
Jan
40
20
Feb
44
22
Spring
Mar
53
29
Apr
63
38
May
72
48
Summer
Jun
81
58
Jul
85
62
Aug
84
61
Fall
Sep
77
53
Oct
66
41
Nov
55
32

JMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 19,620
Freshman Class 4,001
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 22,333

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 80%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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