• Address: 800 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807

  • Phone Number: +1 (540) 568-6211

  • Website: http://www.jmu.edu

About

James Madison University(JMU) is a public university headquartered at Harrisonburg, Virginia. It has 785 acres huge campus which consists 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 which 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 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 72%

  • 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.


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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Harrisonburg, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003721

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.jmu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 16: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 91 % Part Time: 33 %
Total Population 21,270
Student Population Full Time: 19,597 Part Time: 1,673
Gender Division Male: 40 % Female: 60 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 79 %

The College Monk

Female: 84 %

Total Graduation Rate: 82 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

James Madison University (JMU) offers 16 online programs across 6 Majors

Education

Offering 7 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

James Madison University (JMU) Acceptance Rate is 72%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $70
Graduate Application Fee $55

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 21,304
Total Applicants Admitted 15,366
Applicants Enrolled 4,505
Full time Applicants Enrolled 4,501
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 4
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

James Madison University (JMU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 3,889
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,649
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 86%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 37%
SAT Math 565 average 520 - 610 range
SAT Critical Reading 565 average 520 - 610 range
ACT Composite 25 average 23 - 27 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students looking for financial aid has to fill up the FAFSA form. James Madison University (JMU) federal school code is 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.

$16,252 is the average amount awarded, grant or scholarship to the students. 

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $8,674 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,871 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.jmu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Dingledine Scholarships $10,878 Two letters of recommendation. Two 500 word Essays November 1st, 2018
Madison Award for Academic Excellence $10,000 Satisfactory academic achievement. 3.0 GPA. November 1st, 2018
STEM Second Century Scholarships Varies Demonstrate commitment to study in a STEM area. 3.75 GPA. February 19th, 2019
JMU Foundation Scholarships Varies Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University Grant $6,755 Undergraduate. Demonstrate the financial need. Varies

Data Source: http://www.jmu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,098 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,988 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,253 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Commonwealth Award $5,481 Residents of Virginia. Demonstrate the financial need. Varies
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program $5,481 Residents of Virginia. Demonstrate the financial need. Varies

Data Source: http://www.jmu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $12,872
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,148
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,369
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,359
Over $110,000 $24,152

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 14% $4,076
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 29% $8,349
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 14% $4,257
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 20% $6,755
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $7,532
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 42% $5,253
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,252
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 506 $8,632
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 483 $8,674
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 23 $7,749

Data Source: http://www.jmu.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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