19,975
Students
Financial aid thermometer
8,945
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
Small town
Setting
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Overview

James Madison University is a Comprehensive institution located in Harrisonburg, VA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
United States
Contact Phone: 540-568-6211

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19,975
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

12,571
Females Applied
10,038
Females Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,528
Males Applied
5,828
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 560 640
SAT Math 540 620
ACT Composite 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,620
In-state
23,334
Out-of-state
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Fees

4,766
Full-time student fees
10,092
Room & board
5,220
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

8,945
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,547
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,105
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,320
Avg. Loan Aid
5,219
Avg. Grant Aid
7,487
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
91% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
41%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
72%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

19,975
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.66%
Black or African American 4.89%
White or Caucasian 74.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 4.41%
Other 2.51%

Gender

Male (41.46%)
Female (58.54%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 30%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
lighted pathways

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,541
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,044
Part-time - 497
Male - 751
Female - 790