James Madison University


Quick Facts

Updated U.S. Gov IPEDS 2017-18
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Top Ranked
  • Location: Harrisonburg, VA
  • Student Body: 21,836
  • Education Type: 4 Years+
  • Funding: Public
  • Campus Type: Urban
  • Web Site: www.jmu.edu
  • Acceptance Rate: 75.20%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 75.20%
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • International Students: Unreported
  • Application Fee: $70
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
  • In State Tuition: $6,250
  • Out of State/International Tuition: $22,064
  • In State Grad Tuition: $10,224
  • Out of State Grad Tuition: $28,416
  • Room and Board: $10,112
  • Books and Supplies: $1,016
  • Other Fees: $5,166
  • Net Price In-Disctrict/State: $16,154
  • Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 4,669
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,895 / 2,774
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 560 - 640
  • Median SAT Math Range: 540 - 620
  • Median ACT Range: 23 - 23
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: Unreported
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: n/a
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Recommended
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Considered
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Health Professions: 18%
  • Business: 16%
  • Communication: 8%
  • Social Sciences: 8%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 6%

Academic Programs

James Madison University offers 69 Total Programs in Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Health Professions. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Certificate ProgramsJames Madison University offers 6 Certificate Programs
Education
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Campus
  • Education, Other Campus
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals With Autism OnlineCampus
  • Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement Campus
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Campus
Public Admin
  • Public Administration Campus
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsJames Madison University offers 48 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological
  • Biology, Biological Sciences, General Campus
  • Biotechnology Campus
Business
  • Accounting Campus
  • Business Administration and Management, General Campus
  • Business, Managerial Economics Campus
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other Campus
  • Finance, General Campus
  • Hospitality Administration, Management, General Campus
  • International Business, Trade, Commerce Campus
  • Marketing, Marketing Management, General Campus
Communication
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric Campus
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Campus
  • Information Science, Studies Campus
Engineering
  • Engineering, General Campus
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, General Campus
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Campus
Foreign Language
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Campus
Health Professions
  • Athletic Training, Trainer Campus
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling Campus
  • Health, Health Care Administration, Management Campus
  • Registered Nursing, Registered Nurse OnlineCampus
  • Speech-Language Pathology, Pathologist Campus
History
  • History, General Campus
Human Sciences
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Campus
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society Campus
  • Systems Science and Theory Campus
Legal Studies
  • Advanced Legal Research, Studies, General Campus
Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Studies Campus
Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General Campus
Parks
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Campus
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management Campus
Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other Campus
Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry, General Campus
  • Geology, Earth Science, General Campus
  • Physics, General Campus
Psychology
  • Psychology, General Campus
Public Admin
  • Public Administration Campus
  • Social Work Campus
Social Sciences
  • Anthropology Campus
  • Economics, General Campus
  • Geography Campus
  • International Relations and Affairs Campus
  • Political Science and Government, General Campus
  • Sociology Campus
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation Campus
  • Art, Art Studies, General Campus
  • Drama and Dramatics, Theatre Arts, General Campus
  • Music Performance, General Campus
Master's Degree ProgramsJames Madison University offers 26 Master's Degree Programs
Biological
  • Biology, Biological Sciences, General Campus
Business
  • Accounting Campus
  • Business Administration and Management, General OnlineCampus
Communication
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric Campus
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General OnlineCampus
Education
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Campus
  • Counselor Education, School Counseling and Guidance Services Campus
  • Education, General Campus
  • Health Teacher Education Campus
  • Mathematics Teacher Education OnlineCampus
  • Special Education and Teaching, General Campus
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, General Campus
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Campus
Health Professions
  • Adult Health Nurse, Nursing Campus
  • Occupational Therapy, Therapist Campus
  • Physician Assistant Campus
  • Speech-Language Pathology, Pathologist OnlineCampus
History
  • History, General Campus
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society Campus
Parks
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Campus
Psychology
  • Psychology, General Campus
  • School Psychology Campus
Public Admin
  • Public Administration Campus
Social Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General Campus
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Art, Art Studies, General Campus
  • Music Performance, General Campus
Doctorate Degree ProgramsJames Madison University offers 8 Doctorate Degree Programs
Health Professions
  • Audiology, Audiologist Campus
  • Nursing Practice Campus
  • Speech-Language Pathology, Pathologist OnlineCampus
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Multi-, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Campus
Psychology
  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other Campus
  • Psychology, General Campus
  • Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology Campus
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music Pedagogy Campus

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 83%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 83%
  • 1st Year Retention: 90%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $53,200
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 21,836
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 75%
  • Hispanic Students: 6%
  • Black Students: 5%
  • Asian Students: 4%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Unknown: 3%
  • Non-resident, alien: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

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