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NCAA Division I-FCS
Colonial Athletic Association
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.152 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.163 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.163 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.217 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.249 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
James Madison University Reviews
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I absolutely love my university! From the beautiful campus to the welcoming atmosphere. Everything about this school is why I love to call it home. We believe in being the change and everyday we represent that model as a whole campus. The only things I would say that need improvement are classes and the relationship with the president. Some of the classes here at JMU are taught by multiple professors. In most of these cases, these professors grade differently, thus providing a greater variation in grades throughout the entire class. All professors should grade similarly. In regards to the president, I wish he was involved more with the students. His personality is great in helping with donations and funding, but it is not very approachable to students. Students should feel welcomed by the president who should know when to conduct business and when to be fun for the students.
The university has a very clean and beautiful campus. Along with their incredible dining, there are many great stores and shops nearby for a great convenience with their free buses. The alumni is very high spirited, and all the events are very exciting. The professors always seem to be involved in their students and constantly put themselves in assistance for students. Overall, JMU is a great school, and you should consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to attend such a fun yet prestigious university!
James Madison University is often called "the happiest place on Earth," right next to Disney World, of course! It's nestled in a valley, so you have a gorgeous view of the mountains from campus, and the sunsets are phenomenal. Everyone is so friendly and warm, and the school is ranked nationally for the great food. JMU even has a Starbucks truck that goes around campus! Professors want to see you succeed and there' a Student Success Center that offers tutoring, counseling, and many other services devoted to helping students. JMU is Divison I for most sports, except football, in which the Dukes are Divison II. All home football games are preceded by tailgates. Dukes work hard and play hard, so there is a party scene, but there's plenty to do in Downtown Harrisonburg on the weekends as well. Usually only freshmen live in the dorms on campus, however they are available to all students and there are on-campus apartment options. James Madison is an outstanding and well-rounded school.