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James Madison University

School Profile

  • James Madison UniversityPublic Four-year University in Harrisonburg, VA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 16,916
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,957
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 16,648
Graduate Students: 1,538

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Community Health Services
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Justice studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy and religion
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Quantitative finance
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Systems Science/Theory
  • Bachelor of Technical/Business Writing

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,244
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $19,376

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80


Member: NCAA
Team name: Dukes


  • Ranked #6 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #97 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #3 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #2 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #105 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #19 Audiology
  • Ranked #134 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #234 Nursing
  • Ranked #102 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #38 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #161 Psychology
  • Ranked #124 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #38 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #38 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #20 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #46 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #147 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Sonner Hall, MSC 0101
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-5681
Fax: (540) 568-3332
Contact: Michael Walsh
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 60%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 60%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 22,221
Female applicants 13,074
Male applicants 9,147
Applicants accepted 13,307
Female applicants accepted 8,303
Male applicants accepted 5,004
Freshman enrollment 4,001
Female freshman enrollment 2,484
Male freshman enrollment 1,517
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 2,000
Students accepting place on wait list 1,200
Students accepted from wait list 450

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.6-4
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 96%
SAT Critical Reading average score 568
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 540-640
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 578
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 550-650
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 540-640
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 33%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-27
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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