James Madison University (also known as JMU or Madison) is one of the most frequently
searched universities in America, according to a recent internet
keyword search of American colleges.
The university, established in 1908 as a women's college, is now a public, co-ed research university. The school attained university status in 1977, and currently offers both undergraduate and post graduate degrees to an enrollment of more than 22,000 students. The student body of JMU represents all 50 states and about 89 foreign countries.
The acceptance rate at JMU is about 20 percent. The school and its programs have ranked very highly with elite publications such as Bloomberg Business, Kiplinger Magazine, Newsweek, Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report, among others.
JMU is made up of the following colleges:
There is an entire Wikipedia page devoted to notable JMU alumni. They include many professional athletes, musicians, writers, actors, politicians, and university professors, among others.
JMU is accredited by the
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about JMU.
Shown above: A rainbow over Wilson Hall
1. Where is James Madison University?
The main campus of JMU is located at
800 South Main Street
2. What programs are offered at James Madison University?
The university offers about 115 undergraduate and post graduate degree programs in many fields of study.
Here is an alphabetical list of undergraduate and graduate majors and degree programs available at JMU:
Above: No, gentlemen, you may NOT join this JMU sorority.
3. How much does it cost to attend James Madison University?
According to the university website, the cost of tuition for undergraduate enrollment for one semester is
Tuition rates for graduate students are as follows:
Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, student orientation fees, lab fees, late fees, materials fees, graduation fees, and others.
Above: Bridgeforth Stadium at JMU
4. What is the James Madison University campus like?
The campus of JMU spans 721 acres, including a 125-acre arboretum and a lake that occupies almost 10 acres. The campus is home to 148 buildings. Campus buildings include the College of Integrated Science and Technology, the Chemistry and Physics Building, the University Recreation Center, the Festival Conference and Student Center, a library, a book store, and a planetarium, as well as 35 residence halls. The architectural centerpiece of the JMU campus is Wilson Hall, pictured above.
The campus quad is conveniently located on South Main Street, featuring all the conveniences of a college town. A public bus service gets students around campus and around the city of Harrisonburg. Local points of interest include several museums.
The school colors are purple and gold. The student varsity athletes at Madison are known as the Dukes. They play for Division I of the NCAA. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at JMU include
In addition to sports, other campus activities include hundreds of clubs such as a speech team, a marching band, a student newspaper, a 3D printing club, an ROTC club, and an African Student Organization, to name only a few. You can even start your own club at JMU.
Above: The men's rugby team at JMU
Above: The men's football team at JMU
5. What are the distance learning options at James Madison University?
Distance learning programs are currently offered at Madison in the following subjects:
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6. What is the contact information for James Madison University?
You can reach an operator on the main campus of JMU by calling 540-568-6211.
To reach the JMU business office, call 540-568-6505, or send a fax to 540-568-7363.
Above: The JMU logo
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Below: Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia
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