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#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
21,594
James Madison University overview
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia
Online jmu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
James Madison University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, James Madison University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 23,922 prospective students applied, and 19,255 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,505 enrolled in the school.  19,514 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,080 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,250 plus fees of $5,080. JMU is ranked 240 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

JMU is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for James Madison University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1120/1280
ACT 23/28
Estimated GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
80.5% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$7,250
In State Costs for James Madison University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$5,080
Room and Board $11,348
Budget for Other Expenses$4,020
Total One Year Cost$28,780
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,564
Out of State Costs for James Madison University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$5,080
Room and Board $11,348
Budget for Other Expenses$4,020
Total One Year Cost$45,094

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$60,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
81% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by James Madison University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Health Professions 13%
Social Sciences 10%
Communication 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232423 IPEDS survey data for James Madison University.

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