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Overview

JMU
Location Harrisonburg, VA
Setting Small City
Enrollment 22,166
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #258
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website jmu.edu
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Costs

JMU
Tuition (In State) $7,460
Tuition (Out of State) $23,800
Room & Board $11,550
Avg Net Price $18,592
Avg Grant Aid $9,383
% Receiving Grant Aid 60%

Admission

JMU
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 21,176
Admitted 18,265
Acceptance Rate 86.3%
Enrolled % 26.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.57
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 24/29
SAT Range 1140/1310
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jan 15, 2024

Academics

JMU
Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (16%)
  • Health Professions (13%)
  • Social Sciences (10%)
  • Communication (10%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (6%)

Outcomes

JMU
Graduation Rate 81%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $60,300
Making Student Loan Payments 83%
Median Student Loan Debt $20,899
Median Loan Payment $216

Diversity

JMU
% Men 41%
% Women 59%
Racial Diversity Low
HBCU No
% White 76%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 6%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 4%
% International 2%
% Unknown Race 3%

Students

JMU
% In-State 75%
% Out-of-State 24%

Campus

JMU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/