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James Madison University Admissions

James Madison admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 75%. Students that get into James Madison have an average SAT score between 1100-1260 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.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
21,100
SAT Range
1100-1260
SAT Reading
560-640
SAT Math
540-620
Students Submitting SAT
87%
ACT Range
23-28
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
35%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Accepts Common App
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
    Neither required nor recommended
  • 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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