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#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
21,751
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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
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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 23,149 prospective students applied, and 16,467 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,541 enrolled in the school.  19,914 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,837 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,250 plus fees of $4,766. JMU is ranked 206 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes

JMU is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1120/1290
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
71.1% 
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Applicant Competition Low

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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$1,038
Other Fees$4,766
Room and Board $10,512
Budget for Other Expenses$3,790
Total One Year Cost$27,356
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,064
Out of State Costs for James Madison University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$4,766
Room and Board $10,512
Budget for Other Expenses$3,790
Total One Year Cost$43,170

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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.