James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Overview

Address800 South Main Street
School Websitewww.jmu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

James Madison University is a large public, 4-year college based in Harrisonburg, Virginia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 23,149 students applied to James Madison University. Of those students, 16,467 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in James Madison University was $7,250, in addition to fees of $4,766. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend James Madison University.

James Madison University has a 84% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The James Madison University acceptance rate is 71%. To put this into perspective, 16,467 of the 23,149 students who applied to James Madison University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in James Madison University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into James Madison University had an SAT score between the range of 1,120 and 1,290. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for James Madison University was between 23 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to James Madison University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At James Madison University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,250. Combined with fees of $4,766, room and board costs of $10,512, other expenses of $3,790 and the $1,038 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $27,356.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $28,416 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in James Madison University to $43,756 for out-of-state students.

Students at James Madison University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at James Madison University was $4,377 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 15%.

James Madison University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to James Madison University.

James Madison University has a good gender split, with 58% of undergraduates being female and 42% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Virginia residents; in fact, 73% of all students reside in Virginia. However, 26% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at James Madison University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from James Madison University to thrive in your studies.

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