71%

Acceptance Rate

$8,489

Avg.Financial Aid

003721

FAFSA Code

About James Madison University (JMU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

21,751

Website

www.jmu.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

James Madison University(JMU) is a public university headquartered at Harrisonburg, Virginia. It has 785 acres of huge campus which consist of 68 Administrative/ Academic buildings, 36 support facilities, 34 Student housing buildings. It was established in 1908 by the citizens of Harrisonburg as an institution that provides education to the people in the villages. It has 925 full-time faculties and 450 part-time faculties working towards the success of students.

  • The university is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • It had more than 21000 students enrolled in its graduate and undergraduate programs.

  • JMU acceptance rate is 71%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, the retention rate is 91%, and the graduation rate is 82%.


Online Education at JMU

  • This option is available for the working professionals and students who possess the required qualifications and want to study from the comfort of home. JMU offers different online programs to students.

For more info on Tuition and Fees


Reviews

It has a variety of reviews by the students, some of the popular ones are given below

  • The academics are intriguing, challenging, and as per the industry standards.

  • Infrastructure and lab facilities are sophisticated.

  • Dorm and hostel facilities are great at the campus.

  • It provides a good balance for academic and social life.

  • Faculty and staff are accommodating and supportive to the students.

  • Delicious food is available on-campus food courts for all kinds of students.

  • Campus safety is taken care of by campus security and students feel secure and safe on campus.

Location & Contact

Address

800 South Main Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5405686211
Fax: 5405687846
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Rankings

According to the U.S. News and World Report, its rankings are as follows

  • It ranked 6th in Regional Universities South.

  • It ranked 7th in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

  • It ranked 22nd in Best Online MBA programs. 

If you directly want to contact to the James Madison University Department then you can use the contact information given below:

Contact Number: 540-568-6211.

Fax Number: 540-568-7846.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

71%

SAT Range

1120 - 1290

ACT Range

23 - 28

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

If you are thinking that " Is JMU is a difficult university to get admitted in?", so let us clear your doubt here. James Madison University is a not a difficult one to get admitted in, but it is not even a very easy one to get in. It is a moderately competitive college, last year 16,467 out of 23,149 applicants were accepted by the university for the admissions. If you meet the requirements of the university then you can easily be in consideration. 

The SAT score requirements of the university range between 1120-1290 similarly if we talk about the ACT requirements, the range lies between 23-28 and GPA should be 3.57 on a 4.0 scale.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,753

Average Annual Cost

$7,250

Books And Supplies

$1,038

Other Fees

$4,766

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,512

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,790

Total One Year Cost

$27,356

Talking about the average annual cost to attend the University which varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for.

The annual list price to attend the university on a full-time basis is $27,356. The fee comprises $7,250 for tuition,$10,512 for room and board plan, $4,766 is other fee cost, and $3,790 for other expenses.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

90%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

67%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$227

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Mental and Social Health Services a...

445 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

390 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

263 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

255 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

231 Graduates

Psychology, General

228 Graduates

Biology, General

189 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

173 Graduates

Marketing

162 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

133 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

131 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

130 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

121 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

121 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

107 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

106 Graduates

Legal Research and Advanced Profess...

98 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

96 Graduates

Political Science and Government

88 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

79 Graduates

Music

78 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

77 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

73 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

71 Graduates

History

70 Graduates

Economics

65 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

62 Graduates

Mathematics

62 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

55 Graduates

Engineering, General

55 Graduates

Systems Science and Theory

55 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

54 Graduates

Social Work

54 Graduates

Chemistry

45 Graduates

Public Administration

41 Graduates

Sociology

37 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

35 Graduates

Anthropology

31 Graduates

Biotechnology

30 Graduates

International Business

30 Graduates

Physics

24 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

21 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

21 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

19 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

14 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

19,923

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

74% White

2% Unknown

5% Black

7% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

26%

Out Of State

73%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,580 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

12%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,220/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,292/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,292/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Duke Dog

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Colonial Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

229

Total Female Athletes

275

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

57

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At JMU, $10,938 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$44,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$56,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,000

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,489

Students Receiving Federal Grants

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,377

Students Receiving State Aid

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,820

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,821

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,581

$30K - $48K

$10,955

$48K - $75K

$7,595

$75K - $110K

$1,957

> $110K

$331

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$37,600,898

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,256,588

Students looking for financial aid have to fill up the FAFSA form. James Madison University's (JMU) federal school code is 003721. It offers a variety of financial aid such as federal, state, and Institutional loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.

  • Federal Aid such as grants and loans offered are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct PLUS loan, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work-study.

  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program and Commonwealth Award are the State Grants available.

  • University Grant, JMU Foundation Scholarships, STEM Second Century Scholarships, Madison Award for Academic Excellence, Dingledine Scholarships are the Institutional Grants and Scholarships

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance is the Military and Veteran programs available.

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