James Madison University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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James Madison University is a large four-year, public school with 21,230 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1908 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
69
Fair
James Madison University will give you the option to earn a several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

James Madison University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 69 majors. The most popular concentrations are Psychology, Medical, Social Work, Education, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
91%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at James Madison University is very high at 91% (well above Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at James Madison University is very good - 82%. About 8% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at James Madison University is decent: 16:1. Find out more information regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$25,300
High
Average tuition costs are high, around $20,400 per academic year. The additional fees at James Madison University not covered by tuition are nearly $4,900; this comes to $25,300 annually.

Read the details about James Madison University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
73%
Doable
According to government data, 21,439 applications were submitted and 15,559 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at James Madison University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,600
Medium
James Madison University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at James Madison University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
James Madison University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 6,500 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - roughly $4,600 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at James Madison University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, James Madison University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

James Madison University Location and Maps



Post Address: James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, USA
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