School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of James Madison University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Admission Information
Net Price
Disability Service
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of James Madison University is 86.25% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 26.10%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $60 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate86.25 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.10 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$60

Tuition & Fees

JMU's 2023 tuition & fees is $13,092 for Virginia residents and $30,152 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 1.99% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($29,564).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $12,696 for Virginia residents and $29,496 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition decreased by -0.84% compared to the last year's rate.
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$13,092$30,152
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,696$29,496
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 22,166 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,103 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. JMU has 20,070 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,096 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students22,166
Undergraduate Students20,070
Graduate Students2,096
Online Enrollment1,103

Degree Information and Campus Life

JMU offers 98 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 6 out of the 98 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by JMU
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs98 Programs
Number of online programs6 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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