JMU

James Madison University

800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,732
  • Class Notes
    1,172
  • Textbook Notes
    255
  • Study Guides
    304
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,897
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,409

Overview of James Madison University (JMU)

About this school

James Madison, founded in 1908, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, Integrated Science and Technology, and Science and Mathematics, and the Graduate School. Its 472-acre campus is located in Harrisonburg.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,975
    • Men:8,282 (41.5%)
    • Women:11,693 (58.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (JMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to James Madison University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
5
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 South Main Street
City, State, Zip
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
Phone
(540) 568-5681
Fax
(540) 568-3332
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 21,099 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 12,571 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 8,528 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,482 (35%) of 15,866 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,182 (32%) of 10,038 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,300 (39%) of 5,828 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
56%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (JMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,830|Out-of-state: $27,194
  • Room & Board: - $9,822 (65.81345483784509%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,016 (6.807826320021442%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,086 (27.378718842133477%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


James Madison University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003721
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,360 (73.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,178 (64.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,891 (86.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,632 (86.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
37%
Average Award
$8,547
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,146 (60.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,415
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,612 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,523
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 165 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
85 (1.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,601

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,329 (61.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,884 (69.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,171 (91.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
5,198 (72.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
41%
Average Award
$8,945
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,064 (56.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,487
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,256 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,363
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 719 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
205 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,219

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,656
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (JMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,044

Part-Time Faculty


497

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


James Madison University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.6%

Programs & Majors (JMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Systems Science and Theory

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Forestry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (66)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Technical Writing
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (JMU)

Location & Geography

Population


50,981

Nearest Metropolitan Area


721 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
123 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Harrisonburg
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Staunton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog (with crown and cape)
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


James Madison University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,905

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,975
Women
11,693
Men
8,282

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.6% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.3% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


2.0%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,861

Student Resources (JMU)

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