James Madison University
- 4 Year
- Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University Campus Life
grade A minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$5,428 / year
- of students say overall dorm quality is great. 159 responses
- of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 269 responses
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,510 / year
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 514 responses
- Student Success Center12%
- Top Dog10%
- of students highly rate the dining facilities. 197 responses
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 151 responses
- I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.61%
- I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.34%
- The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.3%
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.1%
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
- of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 182 responses
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 125 responses
- You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.27%
- Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.54%
- You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.15%
- If you don't partake, you're left out.3%
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 141 responses
- Extremely present and willing to assist students.23%
- There if you need them but not overbearing.61%
- Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.12%
- Not very visible.4%
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 283 responses
- Almost everything on campus revolves around them.6%
- Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48%
- Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball
Clubs & Activities
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Yearbook
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 227 responses
- Homecoming Week21%
- Sunset on the Quad16%
- The Kissing Rock13%
- Parents' Weekend11%
- The Must-Dos7%
- James Madison Week6%
- Greek Week4%
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 191 responses
- Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.22%
- Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.62%
- Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.9%
- Good parties are few and far between.2%
- Parties? What parties?5%
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 102 responses
- Every weekend is a party event... GO DUKES.17%
- Aspen Heights Riot7%
- It varies on what fraternity and when.7%
- Not sure6%
- Spring thing6%
Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 251 responses