- 4 Year
- HARRISONBURG, VA
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade A+
- Athleticsgrade A+
- Party Scenegrade A+
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
At James Madison University, we do it differently. We pride ourselves on an unprecedented academic exploration that is heavy on learning by doing. Our approachable faculty have the gift of engaging students in ways that lead to meaningful intellectual breakthroughs. Our students are challenged and supported. The Madison Experience includes a beautiful campus and surrounding area, vibrant outside-the-classroom experiences and lifelong friendships. There is always something to do here. From professors who care to classmates who are hungry to learn, life at JMU changes our students for the better. Better learning. Better careers. Better lives.
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- Community Health Services and Counseling469 Graduates
- Communications451 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities386 Graduates
- Information Science284 Graduates
- Psychology254 Graduates
- Nursing252 Graduates
- Biology197 Graduates
- Hospitality and Tourism Management179 Graduates
- Marketing174 Graduates
- Finance163 Graduates
Media Arts and Design Major at JMU
JMU's School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD, as we call it) offers a unique program of study that prepares students for careers in mass media and communications. Concentrations within the major allow students to pursue interests in video production, photography, journalism, interactive design and creative advertising.
- Mix of Online and on Campus0%
- On Campus100%
- Friendliest place on Earth26%
- Happiest place on Earth12%
- HUGE FAMILY12%
- The Disneyland of Colleges7%
James Madison University Reviews
I'm looking forward to giving it my all as I've already connected with students and faculty about pursuing my education. They were there for me every step of the way and relieved the stress I had about classes and schedules.
I have friends who also attend the university which makes the environment even more comfortable. I am looking forward to becoming more independent and being pushed by this new environment to put myself out there by making new friends, connecting with teachers, and passing my classes! :)
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James Madison University is an amazing place to further your education! The school is full of supportive staff and professors. The dining halls are also amazing. Regardless of your major, you will feel at home at JMU with full assurance that you are getting the best possible education. Go Dukes!