James Madison University: Ranking & Review

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Harrisonburg Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 202 580
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

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

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

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 Programs 836 123 13 972
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 749 63 812
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 374 7 381
Social Sciences 343 12 355
Education 325 325
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 254 46 300
Visual and Performing Arts 248 16 8 272
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 263 263
Psychology 216 17 12 245
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 216 9 225
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 213 11 224
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 161 21 3 185
English Language and Literature & Letters 127 21 148
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 91 19 110
Legal Professions and Studies 91 91
Physical Sciences 89 89
History 66 8 74
Engineering 55 55
Mathematics and Statistics 49 49
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies 24 24
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 20 20
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 population10,000 - 50,000
Phone5405686211

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