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James Madison University

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Rating

Public

Type

24,152

Students

$23,564

Tuition

77%

Acceptance

#77

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Harrisonburg, VA

800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281stin America. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just below seven out of nine applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its community health services, speech language pathology, and professional technical business and scientific writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With a tuition cost of $7,250 for in-state students and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is somewhat moderately pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $56,600 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$29,106/Year
Above Average

James Madison University

$29,106

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$45,082/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$37,575/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

77%Acceptance
Less Selective

James Madison University

77%

National

69%
Sat

1120 - 1290

62% of students submit

Admissions Yield

25%

ACT

0 - 0

15% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Considered but not required

Application Fee

$70

Students

21,829Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

4,538

Part-Time

1
Male

43%

In-state

83%

Female

57%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling8% Speech Communication and Rhetoric5% Education, General79% Others

9% Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

8% Speech Communication and Rhetoric

5% Education, General

79% Others

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

9%

467 Graduates

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

8%

427 Graduates

Education, General

5%

257 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

240 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

4%

237 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

4%

228 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

200 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

3%

184 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors16:116:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

16

Number of Library Books

490,601

Academic Spend per Student

$9,782

Full-time Retention Rate

90%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$44,400/Year

James Madison University

$44,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$44,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$56,600

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

78%