James Madison University - JMU Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

James Madison University
James Madison University. Alma mater / Wikimedia Commons

James Madison University has selective admissions with an acceptance rate of 75 percent in 2017. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. For those interested in applying, be sure to check out the school's website for updated information and requirements. As part of the application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and scores from the ACT or SAT.

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Admissions Data (2017)

JMU Description

JMU, James Madison University, is a public university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The university offers 68 undergraduate degree programs with areas in business being the most popular. JMU has a high retention and graduation rate compared to similar public universities, and the school frequently does well on national rankings for both its value and its academic quality. The attractive campus features an open quad, a lake, and the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. In athletics, the JMU Dukes compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, and tennis.

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 21,836 (19,975 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent male / 59 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,830 (in-state); $27,230 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,016 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,112
  • Other Expenses: $4,164
  • Total Cost: $26,122 (in-state); $42,522 (out-of-state)

JMU Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 63 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 28 percent
    • Loans: 43 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,556
    • Loans: $7,970

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Football, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics