James Madison University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives, and recognizing that clubs, organizations and programs are an integral part of the academic process and are thus essential to the fulfillment of JMU's Mission Statement, whereas the goal of JMU's Honor Council, which administers JMU's Honor Code, clearly states, "As the Honor Council at JMU, we endeavor to promote academic and personal integrity in all aspects of university life.Only by instilling and maintaining a strong sense of honor can the university and its students reach their full potential.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 18454
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 854

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information


Harrisonburg Virginia 22807

Website: http://www.jmu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 540-568-6211

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ellen Hedrick
Admissions Counselor , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Erin Conley
Admissions Counselor , Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Roger Burke
International Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Jeff Bourne
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

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Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required of some applicants for admission consideration and will be notified if needed.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is recommended by all applicants for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is recommended by all applicants for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Application Fee of $40.00 applies to all applications.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1861

Transfers Accepted: 1127

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 60%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2007



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Our mission is to assist with identifying and obtaining resources to finance higher education; and deliver funds in a timely and equitable manner. Per year 25% of our students receive grants and scholarship aid and 35% receive loans.

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