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James Madison University Admissions

James Madison admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 71%. Students that get into James Madison have an average SAT score between 1120-1290 or an average ACT score of 23-28. The regular admissions application deadline for James Madison is February 1. Interested students can apply for early action, and the James Madison early action deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
23,579
SAT Range
1120-1290
SAT Reading
570-650
SAT Math
550-640
Students Submitting SAT
62%
ACT Range
23-28
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
15%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
February 1
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Application Website
Accepts Common App
No
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Recommended
Poll
74%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.77 responses
Poll
79%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.77 responses