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James Madison University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

21,889 Students

78% Admitted

  • 21,836 full time
  • 1,911 part time
  • 8,839 men full time
  • 12,997 women full time
  • 24,413 applied
  • 19,085 admitted
  • 4,640 enrolled

19,975 Undergraduates

$12,330 Tuition/Year

  • 1,517 Graduates
  • 205 Non-Degree
  • $12,330 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $11,588 room & board
  • $1,038 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Duke Dog
School Colors: Purple and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Alexandra from Norfolk, VA
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  • James Madison University is one of the most amazing colleges you will ever attend. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the academics are superb. I could not…

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  • Luisiana from Hammonton, NJ
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  • JMU is what I would call the Disney Land of universities. From first glance, it is a beautiful campus with fantastic people, both physically and mentally. Yet, behind the scenes,…

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  • Jeanne from Chantilly, VA
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  • james madison university is located in one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. the scenery is amazing and the school itself has a great campus. every one…

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  • Alexandra from Richmond, VA
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  • james madison university is a very fun and beautiful institution. there are a variety of students yet everyone is friendly. the weekends always have opportunities for people to find parties…

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  • Mehigan from King George, VA
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  • An open and beautiful campus with people who also share those qualities. The staff here are amazing and do their jobs here with the goal to educate the students that…

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Mission Statement

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

James Madison University
  • Located in Harrisonburg, VA
  • Public
  • 21,889 students enrolled
  • 78% admitted
  • $12,330 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Sarah from Virginia Beach, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Yes, I'll admit to being that one person who just can't get enough of being part of the Marching Band. Call me crazy but it's like having a family of over 450 people! Loving parents, great older siblings, and then the siblings you can't stand- everyone has a place! The people here rock. Students will hold the doors open for one another and, for the most part, don't give disapproving stares to people who don't seem to 'fit in,' and the secret is diversity.

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  • 4
  • Joshua from Harrisonburg, VA
  • I am a current student here

    James Madison University is not the place to be socially with an average student population of 17,000 students. While their I have found and made great relationships. However, the dynamics of a rural setting are comparable to many settings at James Madison University. Therefore, with aspirations of attending a University in an Urban area, I cannot say that my aspirations of a busy city life where achieved. However, I can say after hiking and climbing mountains, building and riding mountain bike trails, and becoming consistently involved with a country side community, my perspectives of a collegiate institution, located in a rural community, has been enlightened to stay and reside.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Oak Hill, VA
  • I am a current student here

    What can I say? JMU is one of the happiest campuses in the nation. Everyone at JMU is so down-to-earth and genuinely nice. I love the atmosphere of the surrounding Harrisonburg area as well. I hate being away from JMU. As soon as I go home for breaks, I immediately want to come back. I think that JMU will only enhance people who come here. It definitely did it for me.

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  • 4
  • Kacey from Palmyra, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I love JMU everyone is friendly and approachable. The campus is gorgeous, yes it gets cold in the winter on the mountain, but if you truly love JMU the cold will not matter.

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