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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Optional
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

100 East Grace Street, MSC 0101 Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540) 568-5681
Admissions Phone: (540) 568-5681
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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: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Brent from Woodbridge, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Make sure you're ready to walk: JMU's campus is full of hills, and walking from place to place is often a viable option (although the bus system is fantastic). Another tip if you have the money, try buying or renting a bike for use on campus. Don't take on too much at once: JMU has so many opportunities for social growth, academic enrichment, athletic performance, and career planning. There's just so much to do between classes, extracurricular activities, musical groups, parties, jobs, on-campus events, downtown events, clubs, and Greek Life that one may feel overwhelmed. I made the mistake of taking on too many activities my previous semester and my GPA suffered as a result. Take it all in slowly, and get comfortable with your academic performance before overloading on activities. Enjoy yourself and don't take things too seriously: JMU will change your life, and there is something there for everybody. Every niche can be filled here and if you just let go, be yourself, and have fun; you will reap the benefits that it has to offer.

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  • Shukrana from Sterling, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Don't worry about regrets with the school, because once you're a part of the alumni you'll realize you just became a part of a big, unbreakable family. Not to mention the vivid parties and events JMU offers to students. The outstanding academics and staff here truly gives a unique but positive experience for every student.

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  • Camille from Burke, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I would recommend going into school undeclared or at least don't confine yourself too strictly into a major. There are a lot of gen-ed classes you have to complete before graduation at JMU, and for me they gave me a well-rounded foundation and helped me determine what I wanted to do in college. I came into JMU as a business major but have since switched majors. I knew for a while that I was unhappy in the College of Business but I felt I had to keep going with my chosen major. You are not stuck! I'm about to start my junior year and have changed my major to something completely different and will probably only graduate a semester behind! JMU has many good programs that are both challenging and interesting. Get involved in extracurricular activities and it will help your social life your freshman year. It's normal to feel lonely at the beginning, just remember everyone is just as scared as you. Everyone is looking for friends!

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  • Florence from VA
  • I am a current student here

    Be active, engaged and not embarrassed to try new things (especially the free things).

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  • Ashley from VA
  • I am a current student here

    Take hard classes in high school! The academics here are rigorous. Be ready to work hard, study hard, and have a lot of fun! We really try to embody our school motto of Be the change here at JMU, so be prepared to better both yourselves and everything around you!

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