COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
In this time of uncertainty, we are more committed than ever to helping you find your way. The university is open and operating with health and safety guidelines in place. We are offering virtual information sessions along with limited on-campus sessions and guided tours. Our application deadlines have also been extended and admissions counselors are happy to answer any questions. Learn More
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
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.
James Madison University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- 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.195 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses
Community Health Services and Counseling448 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities326 Graduates
Information Science240 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management155 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.
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.249 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses