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Best Values in Colleges

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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)


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James Madison University is ranked 21 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 133 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 91%
Applicants who took ACT 33%

SAT Verbal Score

700+5%
600-69930%
600+35%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69936%
600+40%

ACT Score

30-368%
24-2961%
24+69%

Students applied23,400
Students admitted14,168
Admission rate61%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,406
Fees$4,256
Room and board$8,828
Estimated book expense$876
Total cost$19,366

Cost after need-based aid$11,806
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,982

Average debt at graduation$23,562

Out of State

Tuition$20,266
Fees$4,256
Room and board$8,828
Estimated book expense$876
Total cost$34,226

Cost after need-based aid$26,666
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,842

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met45%
Average need-based aid$7,560
Average non-need-based aid$3,384

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,431

Full-Time

Men7,061
Women10,465

Part-Time

Men465
Women440

Freshmen retained92%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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