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James Madison University is a public coeducational research university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia It was founded in the year 1908. JMU was named one of "America's Best Value Colleges" in the Princeton Review's 2007 rankings. The university offers more than 100 degree programs on the bachelors, masters, educational specialist and doctoral levels. The university is comprised of seven colleges:
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate and Outreach Programs
  • College of Integrated Science and Technology
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
JMU's athletic teams are nicknamed "Dukes". It competes in the NCAA's Division I (Football Championship Subdivision for football), the Colonial Athletic Association, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. JMU's football team won the NCAA Division I-AA National Championship in 2004. Country singer Phil Vasser is a notable alum of the university.

Profile of James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VA is home to James Madison. Harrisonburg is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at James Madison go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in media and art studies.

James Madison Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 620.

Faculty
James Madison has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

James Madison has 17, 918 enrolled students .

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. James Madison offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. James Madison values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference and Colonial Athletic Association.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. "James Madison Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts898liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, sociology, international relations, technical and business writing, geography, . . .
Business and Management784finance, accounting, marketing, business management, international business, managerial economics, financial management
Therapy and Counselling405psychology, community health services, school psychology, quantitative psychology
Science297biology, science and society, chemistry, geology, physics, biotechnology
Media281communication studies
Education and Teaching271education, special ed, school Counselling, education courses, health teaching, adult education, math teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy251health and physical education, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work134social work, public administration, food and nutrition
Art Studies121art studies
Computer Science and Engineering110computer and info science, information science
Medical Support and Technology106speech pathology, physician assistant, audiology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing, adult health nursing
Music70music performance
Hospitality52hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy39philosophy and religious studies
Medical administration36health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts36drama
Law24advanced legal research
Mathematics24mathematics
Fine Arts15art history and criticism
Contact: James MadisonJames Madison University

800 South Main Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

General Phone: (540) 568-6211

http://www.jmu.edu

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