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NCAA Division I-AA
Colonial Athletic Association
James Madison University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.162 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses
Most Popular Majors
Community Health Services and Counseling355 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities342 Graduates
Information Studies150 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies146 Graduates
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.216 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.248 responses
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After James Madison University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
James Madison University Reviews
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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.
James Madison University is a lively and bright school. From two campus tours I've been on I've been able to see the student life, the academics, sports, dorms, campus food, and seen just how much all the students love their school. Everyone I talk too talks so wonderfully about how great it is, and when you're on campus you feel so welcomed and that you've just reached home. The diversity is grand here and it makes for a new and exciting student life and a learning aspect to the school outside of the classroom. My experience with JMU has been a wonderful and hope everyone gets that feeling once they visit as well!
James Madison has been a wonderful experience, allowing me to explore my passions and interests. The faculty here is wonderful and will help guide you with relevant work experience with interships and summer jobs. The experience networking here only after has been great!