James Madison University: Ranking & Review

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Harrisonburg
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United States
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1202579
Top 4%

James Madison University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%68%80%
Applicants21,1008,52812,572
Admissions15,8675,82810,039
Enrolled undergraduates4,6691,8952,774
Enrolled total (including graduate students)21,8368,83912,997

18,591 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

591 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,064
Percent of students submitting SAT scores87%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
580

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,628
Percent of students submitting ACT scores35%
ACT Composite
25

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

James Madison University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$26,122$42,522
Off-campus$26,122$42,522
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,112 and other expenses per full academic year.

James Madison University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,444 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$6,250$22,064
Fees for full-time undergraduates$4,580$5,166
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$208$735
Tuition for Full-time graduates$10,224$28,416
Fees for full-time graduates$1,128$1,656
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$458$1,058

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs83612313972
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services74963812
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3747381
Social Sciences34312355
Education325325
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies25446300
Visual and Performing Arts248168272
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities263263
Psychology2161712245
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2169225
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21311224
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies161213185
English Language and Literature & Letters12721148
Public Administration and Social Service Professions9119110
Legal Professions and Studies9191
Physical Sciences8989
History66874
Engineering5555
Mathematics and Statistics4949
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3232
Philosophy and Religious Studies2424
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2020
Grand Total4,517698365,251

A total of 4,517 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at James Madison University.

At the master's and doctor's level 734 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate83%79%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesJMU
Founded1908
MottoBe the Change
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,326
Instructional FTE1,184
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitejmu.edu
Address800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22807
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population51,000
Phone5405686211

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