James Madison University

Address:
800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone:
540-568-6211
Website:
http://www.jmu.edu/
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About James Madison University

James Madison University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields, and the majority of research doctorate degrees are awarded within the humanities or social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate17,281
 Graduate1,690
 Total18,971
GenderFemale60%
 Male40%
Student Age% Under 2592%
 % 25 and Over8%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time92%
 % Part-time8%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.3%
 % Black4.1%
 % Asian4.8%
 % Latino2.5%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown5.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal20,963
 % Admitted61%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled31%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800610 / 800
 SAT Math530 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,860
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,624
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid55%
 % Undergraduates with Loans40%
 % Undergraduates with Grants18%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$900
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,700
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,942
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Harrisonburg Area

Median Age22.6
Median Household Income$37,850
Total Population48,230
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.1% 52.9%
 Age 0-955.7%44.3%
 Age 10-1749.6%50.4%
 Age 18-2443.0%57.0%
 Age 25-2957.2%42.8%
 Age 30-3950.6%49.4%
 40+53.0%47.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.6%
 % Black7.4%
 % Asian4.0%
 % Latino15.1%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,700
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$676
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50028.2%32.3%9.4%
 $500 to $74940.6%52.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99913.0%11.3%35.1%
 Over $100018.2%3.5%15.1%
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