Rank: 46

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VAwww.jmu.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1140/26
Enrollment
20,843
Civic engagement and community service are a part of campus culture at James Madison, especially since the 1986 founding of the university's department of Community Service-Learning. All students are encouraged to 'break out of the campus bubble' by volunteering. Some course assignments even require volunteer work.At 83%, the school's six-year graduation rate stands out among large public universities and is...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$26,000
% of students who get any grants
34%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,000
Average price for low-income students
$12,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
51%
% of need met
43%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$3,600
student success
Graduation rate
83%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$18,000
Average salary within 5 years
$49,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
40%
admissions
Acceptance rate
73%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1140/26
SAT/ACT required?
No
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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The professors want to help students! They all have specific office hours a few times a week, which really help. All of the professors seem very passionate about what they are teaching. There are many courses offered. James Madison University uses a Liberal Arts program so students take general education...
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I graduated from James Madison University in 2014. I had an awesome experience there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a medium-large sized college with lots of choices of majors, club sports and activities, and LOTS of school spirit! Everyone at JMU is so friendly and I am...
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JMU is a great place to be! The FOOD is so good! Not only that, but there are so many memories that are made in the dining halls. Dining services is very active with the student body, something that many colleges don't have. Food is a BIG part of culture...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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