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James Madison University (JMU)

800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

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James Madison University provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Harrisonburg, VA and publically funded. Enrollment at JMU is nearly nineteen thousand yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken to apply to JMU. Scores between 23 - 27 on the ACT or 1630 - 1930 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. 60% of those who apply are accepted to JMU, of which 30% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at jmu.edu.

The tuition at James Madison University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $9,300 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $24,000 annually. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $4,600 each year. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The James Madison University "Dukes" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who wish to get more about this school can visit their website at http://www.jmu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants JMU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

James Madison University has a total student population of about 21,000, where graduate students make up roughly 21% of the student body.

$16,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $70 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,700-$6,900
    • Out-of-State: $20,000-$24,360
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $190-$230 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $680-$810 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships29%$7,597
Receiving Student Loans45%$7,103
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, James Madison University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 81%, JMU is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years65%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Dance Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

James Madison University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Basketball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by James Madison University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
72.57%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
63%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
20

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,709