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How big is JMU?

Last Updated: 25th May, 2020

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Overview of James Madison University
It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,923, its setting is city, and the campus size is 721 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. James Madison University's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, #3.

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Keeping this in consideration, what GPA do you need to get into JMU?

With a GPA of 3.56, JMU requires you to be around average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, and very few C's. If you have a lower GPA, you can compensate with harder courses like AP or IB classes. This will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

Also, how good of a school is JMU? Nationally, Good Price for a Great College. James Madison University provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality. This results in a good value for the educational dollar, and earns JMU a #506 ranking on the Overall Best Colleges for the Money list.

Keeping this in consideration, how many students are currently enrolled at JMU?

19,923

Where is JMU ranked nationally?

JMU ranked 1,599 in the world, which is the top 8% worldwide and nationally at 306.

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Is JMU a hard school to get into?

Last year, 16,467 out of 23,149 applicants were admitted making JMU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent.

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Does JMU require SAT or ACT?

JMU does not require the SAT/ACT to be part of your application file. If you choose not to submit standardized test scores, you will not be penalized in the admissions application, scholarship or Honors College review processes.

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Is JMU prestigious?

James Madison is a highly rated public university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,905 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the James Madison acceptance rate is 75%.

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Does JMU look at weighted GPA?

The average GPA at JMU is 3.56. This makes JMU Strongly Competitive for GPAs. (Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.56, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics.

Emmett Sania

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How much is JMU tuition?

In-state 12,016 USD, Out-of-state 28,416 USD (2018–19)

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What is JMU acceptance rate?

75.2% (2017–18)

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Does JMU allow freshmen to have cars?

Are freshmen allowed to have vehicles on campus? As a general rule, students may not park vehicles on campus during their freshman year. Exceptions are sometimes made in certain circumstances, but space is limited and permits are issued on a first come, first served basis. Contact Parking Services for more information.

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What SAT score is required for Virginia Tech?

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1180, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1390. In other words, a 1180 places you below average, while a 1390 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Virginia Tech, but they really want to see at least a 1180 to have a chance at being considered.

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Is JMU a party school?

JMU is viewed as a "party school" in the area. While we do have a fairly large party scene, there is SO much more to the school. As well, a large portion of the student body does not party, and there are a ton of on and off campus activities and clubs.

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How many girls go to JMU?

James Madison University has a total 21,751 enrolled students. By gender, 8,895 male and 12,856 female students (male-female ratio: 41:59) are attending JMU. 19,923 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 1,828 students joined graduate programs at JMU.

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What percent of JMU is Greek life?

Our campus has a strong system rich with tradition. Today, we are proud to have a thriving fraternity and sorority system with 31 chapters on campus ranging from approximately 20 to 250 members making JMU Greeks 20% of the student population.

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Is James Madison University Ivy League?

Academics at JMU definitely aren't Ivy League; if they were, we'd be an Ivy League school. However, we have highly competitive and sought out colleges within the University.

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How many majors does JMU?

There are eight different undergraduate degree programs at JMU. The type of degree a student earns is determined by their major.

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Is James Madison a black college?

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity
The enrolled student population at James Madison University is 74.7% White, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% Black or African American, 4.39% Asian, 4.15% Two or More Races, 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Marge Cornado

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What does JMU stand for?

James Madison University

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How far is James Madison University from Washington DC?

The distance between Washington and James Madison University is 105 miles. The road distance is 133.2 miles.

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What is JMU good for?

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What are the school colors of James Madison University?

Purple
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