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James Madison University
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  • 4 Year
  • HARRISONBURG, VA

James Madison University Admissions

What is the acceptance rate for JMU?

James Madison admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 80%. Students that get into James Madison have an average SAT score between 1120-1280 or an average ACT score of 23-28. The regular admissions application deadline for James Madison is January 15. Interested students can apply for early action, and the James Madison early action deadline is November 1.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
23,922
SAT Range
1120-1280
SAT Reading
570-650
SAT Math
550-630
Students Submitting SAT
56%
ACT Range
23-28
ACT English
No data available  
ACT Math
No data available  
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
14%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
No data available  
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
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

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