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James Madison University

2,491 reviews
  1. Harrisonburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
James Madison University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Website

James Madison University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
25-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,772/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,154/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,063/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,951/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,090/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,334/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.100 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,057Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Awesome.
    23%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Partier
    19%
  • Polite
    15%
  • Real
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.169 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.197 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Energetic
    18%
  • Friendliest place on Earth
    33%
  • Happiest place on Earth
    2%
  • HUGE FAMILY
    16%
  • Party-town
    11%
  • Pride
    18%
  • The Disneyland of Colleges
    2%

After James Madison University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

2,491 reviews
  • Excellent
    499
  • Very Good
    969
  • Average
    816
  • Poor
    139
  • Terrible
    68
I am an incoming freshman at JMU. I am beyond excited to begin the next four years of my life. I have heard so many wonderful things about JMU and the campus is absolutely incredible and spread out. The programs seem great and there are so many classes and other activities to choose from.
  • College Freshman
  • 28 days ago
l love my school. It is beautiful and it home. I can't see myself anywhere else.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
There are a lot of career fairs and services to help students find jobs. You just have to look for it in the Student Success Center. Basically anything you need help with you can find help there.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago